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NFL.com: These things happen

Discussion in 'American Football' started by SDRay, Sep 21, 2005.

  1. SDRay

    SDRay RIP SD Chargers..F the LA Chargers, Go Irish Staff Member Administrator Podcaster

    Jun 20, 2005
    By Rich Eisen

    San Diego Chargers: Unlike the previous 0-2 teams, the San Diego Chargers have yet to exhibit a potential fatal flaw. They’ve been in each of their first two losses right until the very end. Their defense hit Drew Bledsoe hard in the opener, but he kept coming back. Their defense hit Jake Plummer hard in the first half Sunday and, unfortunately, Drew Brees let the Broncos right back in with a very bad, second-half starting pick-six to Champ Bailey. Offensively, the Chargers didn’t have Antonio Gates in Week 1 and another serious concern can be easily fixed: LaDainian Tomlinson inexplicably has gone without a single reception in the first two weeks. That, of course, will change. The one true cause for alarm is that the Chargers have lost their first two and they’ve yet to make a single one of their four road trips to the East Coast, not including their Week 15 trip to Indianapolis. Making matters worse, the Chiefs look as if they’re for real. Thanks to last year, the Chiefs are playing a third-place schedule. Right now, they’ve got a two-game head start on the defending AFC West Champs.

    Silver Lining: See above. San Diego still is the same defensively solid and offensively electric team that won the division last year. The breaks just haven’t gone their way. It’s only a matter of time until it all evens out. But, it best even out soon, because talk about getting late early …

    Next 3 weeks: vs. Giants on Sunday night, at Patriots, vs. Pittsburgh. Boy, is this Sunday Nighter a must or what? As if the arrival of Mr. San Diego himself, Eli Manning, isn’t enough motivation to win, just check out their next two games. Somehow, the Chargers need to take at least two of the next three. They’ll be hard pressed to do just that.

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