San Diego Chargers deflate Raiders, stay atop AFC


Oct 12, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers cornerback Jason Verrett (22) intercepts a pass intended for Oakland Raiders receiver Brice Butler (12) in the fourth quarter at Coliseum. The Chargers defeated the Raiders 31-28. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Now that we have recovered from the San Diego Chargers 31-28 win over the Oakland Raiders we can talk business.  The business of having and keeping the #1 seed in the AFC Conference.  I would love to post that the Chargers are number one in the league, but has them in a three way tie with Dallas Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagles, so I will just say that we are in a three way tie for first (which is still pretty darn awesome!).  Our friend Siri, however, will tell you different.  Ask her who is the best team in the NFL and she will tell you that the Chargers are the best, so I will go with that.

Five wins in a row against tough competitors and in hostile environments.  The fact that the Raiders fans threw eggs at the Chargers team bus yesterday may have riled the team up a bit, but it was the Raiders who ended up with egg on their face and another digit in the loss column. Our MVP of the game, IMO, is our new kid Jason Verrett.  Pagano told the Defense to go in and just make “one big play” and that is exactly what he did.  His interception with a little over a minute on the clock stopped the Raiders drive and gave the Chargers the win.  What a great time for this kid to get his first interception and the foot placement – oh my, that’s pure talent right there.

Yesterdays game definitely reflected the amount of players the Bolts have on the injured list.  Losing Flowers in the fourth quarter was just another big name on an IR that looks like it could belong to a Super Bowl winning roster.  I have been reading online and there is no new news on the injury, could be some new leg injury or perhaps he aggravated his already present groin injury.  Either way, I know it is important for him to play the Chiefs, so look for him to be back this Sunday – with a vengeance.

Here are the standings for the AFC West:

San Diego Chargers 5-1

Denver Broncos 4-1

Kansas City Chiefs 2-3

Oakland Raiders 0-5

The Chargers are on a five game winning streak with the Chiefs up next at home.  The Broncos are at home again this week to face the 49ers, so this may be an opportunity for the Bolts to go up another game before they face the Broncos in week eight, also at Mile High.  The 2-3 Chiefs are coming off a bye week and will be bringing their running game (5th in the NFL) to San Diego.  This is another big divisional rivalry at the Q will not allow the Bolts any rest.  The hapless Raiders are in the midst of an 11 game losing streak and will be facing the Arizona Cardinals at home.