Dec 20, 2014; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers receiver Dontrelle Inman (15) is defended by San Francisco 49ers safety Craig Dahl (43) at Levi
When the San Diego Chargers needed someone to step up big on Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers, Philip Rivers leaned on WR Dontrelle Inman to make plays. Inman finished the game with 7 catches for 79 yards and he often was making a clutch grab to keep the chains moving.
Philip Rivers did not start out the game sharp. He was only able to lead the team to 7 points in the first half and threw a pair of interceptions in that first half. Seyi Ajirotutu took the majority of the snaps as the starting wide receiver with Keenan Allen during the half and he did not perform. When the team walked out in the 2nd half, Inman was given his opportunity with the rest of the offense. He was snaring grabs all over the field.
Inman was a key player on a drive late in the game. The team needed to score 7 points to get the game into a one-score contest. The Chargers got the ball with 8:55 left on the clock and Inman was targeted 5 times on the key drive. He caught 4 of the passes that were thrown in his direction and moved the chains on 2 of those passes. The team was able to get the ball to Antonio Gates for the score with 5:15 left on the clock.
In the final Chargers drive of regulation, Philip Rivers found Inman on a critical 4th down play. It was 4th and 10 and Philip found Dontrelle for a 17 yard gain. Huge play to keep the drive going and to keep the team alive. The Chargers were able to score the game tying touchdown a couple of plays later.