NFL WEEK 9 IN REVIEW: Chargers 31, Chiefs 13
Philip Rivers completed 18-20 passes for 220 yards and 2 TD’s against a Chiefs team that Ryan Leaf could torch, Antonio Gates made his 79th career TD catch, and the San Diego Chargers improved to 4-4 on the season.
But I would just like to say that any of you that believe that the Chargers are all of the sudden a “contender” or that Norv Turner’s job is “safe” because the team made easy work of a now 1-7 Chiefs team that has never lead at any point during any game this season, are as delusional as any football fan could possibly be.
The Chargers may very well prove to be a contender, but a victory over this Kansas City Chiefs team certainly doesn’t prove it.
And every day that Norv Turner is still the head coach of your football team is another day that deep playoff success is simply impossible.
The Kansas City Chiefs couldn’t beat the last placed team in the Missouri Pee-Wee football league…
They just suck something terribly awful.
And the Chiefs’ fans thought that it was ALL Matt Cassell’s fault and that Brady Quinn was going to fix it!
GTFO of here…
So let me get this straight…..
Norv Turner’s job is all of the sudden “safe” because the Chargers blew out the CHIEFS?????
The Chargers would have been better off LOSING this game, then.
The sooner they rid themselves of Norv, the sooner they can get back to playoff football.
The Kansas City Chiefs…
The ONLY team the Chargers can still blow out…
Ladies and gentleman, the Kansas City Chiefs…
The ONLY team bad enough to still make Philip Rivers look like a Top 5 QB…
Gettng excited about watching a Chargers vs. Chiefs game is harder than being a single person in a bar on a Friday night at 2 AM and trying to get aroused by one of the ugly people left after all of the sexy people have left with someone else….
STOP TORTURING US WITH THESE WHACK ASS GAMES, THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL!!!
And that Cee-Lo Green mass slaughter of a classic rock song to start the games STILL sucks…
NFL WEEK 8 IN REVIEW: Browns 7, Chargers 6
Nothing I love more than reporting on games that contain one touchdown and 2 field goals…..
What a snoozer this one was….
Trent Richardson toted the rock 24 times for 122 yards and the games only TD as the Browns improved to 2-6 on the season.
And San Diego Chargers fans continue to wonder when the team’s management is going to Ak right and fire Norv Turner’s ass…
NFL WEEK 6 IN REVIEW: Broncos 35, Chargers 24
The San Diego Chargers were up 24-0 at halftime and it appeared as if the Denver Broncos, under 1st year QB Peyton Manning, were about to 2-4.
But the NFL’s Mark Kate Olsen (Eli is Ashley) would have NOTHING of it.
The Broncos struck quickly out of the gates in the 2nd half as Manning connected with Demaryius Thomas on a 29 yard TD pass.
And it got better or worse depending on which team you were placing your money or faith on.
The only person as instrumental to the Denver Broncos masterful 4th quarter comeback as Peyton Manning was Chargers’ starting QB Philip Rivers.
Rivers through 3 of his 4 total interceptions in the 2nd half, deflating the Chargers’ confidence and frequently placing the ball in the hands of one of the top 5 QB’s to ever play the game in SOLID field position.
And let’s just say that Manning capitalized.
After a 65 yard fumble recovery for a TD by the Broncos’ Tony Carter to bring the score to 24-14, Manning hit Erin Decker for a 7 yard TD and Brandon Stokley for a 21 yard TD to give the Broncos a 28-24 lead.
But that still left Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers enough time to save what was a 24 point half time lead and bring home a huge AFC West victory.
It didn’t happen.
The Broncos’ Chris Harris picked off Rivers for a 4th and final time and took it 46 yards to the house with 2:05 remaining to give the Broncos a 35-24 lead, and leave the Chargers’ SHOOK in their own homme stadium in front of a National Television audience.
The Broncos outscored the Chargers 35-0 in the 4th, completing the 4th largest comeback victory in NFL history, and possibly turning the tides of an AFC West division well known for being decided in the season’s final week in the favor of the Denver Broncos.
You think Broncos’ fans miss Tim Tebow???
Anonymous asked: What would you say if I told you that Norv Turner is a great coach and that none of the Chargers' struggles are his fault?
Anonymous asked: Is it time for the Chargers to fire Norv Turner?
LAST YEAR was the time to fire Norv Turner.
Every day they don’t fire this cat is another wasted day for the organization.
I wouldn’t hire Norv to coach a pee wee football team.
NFL WEEK 5 IN REVIEW: Saints 31, Chargers 24
New Orleans Saints’ fans and lifelong football fans such as myself didn’t have to wait long for the record breaking moment Sunday night.
Drew Brees connected with Devery Henderson on a 40 yard TD pass with 2:58 remaining in the 1st quarter, and Drew Brees did what he has become quite accustomed to during the last few seasons. He broke a record.
But THIS time, Brees may very well have broken the grand daddy of ALL QB records.
With that first quarter toss to Devery Henderson, Drew Brees surpassed Johnny Unitas for most all-time consecutive games with a touchdown pass, with his 48th.
Johnny Unitas threw the lass of his TD passed during that 47 game streak during the 1960 season. And for 51 years it set untouched. It didn’t take 51 years for Roger Maris to break Babe Ruth’s single season home run record, it didn’t take Mark McGwire 51 years to break Maris’ record. Until a few weeks ago, what is now Drew Brees’ record of 48 consecutive games with a TD pass was thought to be one of sports unbreakable records. Right up there with Joe DiMaggio’s 56 game hitting streak.
No matter what I, you, or anyone else thinks about the New Orleans Saints, the bounty scandal, the NFL’s stance on the safety of it’s players, or even football itself, we all witnessed the very definition of sports greatness on Sunday night in New Orleans.
And despite what I think about Sean Peyton, the New Orleans Saints, and the bounty scandal, I am damn proud to have witnessed sports history, and the breaking of this record by a great football player, and a better man.
Congratulations, Drew Brees.
You deserve it.
NFL WEEK 4 IN REVIEW: Chargers 37, Chiefs 20
The Chiefs turned the ball over 6 time on Sunday.
And really, when was the last time any of you heard of a team losing a game in which they forced 6 turnovers?
I just sincerely don’t know what to make of either of these 2 teams, really.
The Chargers are 3-1, but they have only beat the Titans, Raiders, and Chiefs. The one game in which they played an elite football team (Falcons), they got their asses DRUG 27-3.
What that says to me, is that they are somewhere between a 7-9 and 9-7 team. Not elite, but certainly not lousy either.
The Chiefs are 1-3, with their only win against the 0-4 New Orleans Saints and they have given up more than 30 in 3 of their games and at least 24 in all 4. They look exactly like they did LAST season at this time to me. The question is, why are they this bad? There IS talent on this football team.
Will they turn it around and at least get to .500 or is this going to be a 4-12 team?
To be perfectly honest with you, I believe that either is possible for this team.
NFL WEEK 3 IN REVIEW: Falcons 27, Chargers 3
Matt Ryan threw for 275 yards and 3 TD’s on 30-40, Tony Gonzalez caught his 98th career TD pass, and the Atlanta Falcons served up a San Diego beatdown, dirty bird style on Sunday.
Ladies and gentleman, boys, girls, and dirty birds worldwide…Matt Ryan is the front runner for NFL MVP right now.
And the Atlanta Falcons may very well be the league’s best team.
The San Diego Chargers, who came into the game the proud owners of a 2-0 start, were outplayed in every aspect of the game on Sunday.
Philip Rivers was held to 173 yards and a 2011 like 2 interceptions on 21-38, and the Chargers turned the ball over 4 times on Sunday as they recorded their 1st loss of the season.
If you are the Falcons, you are riding on as high a cloud as you could possibly be riding on right now. The defense is looking good, the offense is looking good, and for my money, Matt Ryan has to be at the top of the MVP race. Your next 3 games are against the Panthers, Skins, and Raiders. I like your chances of being 6-0 going into your Week 7 BYE.
If you are the Chargers, you should be well aware of what happens to you when you turn the ball over more than the other team following the 2011 season. You simply don’t win that way. But more than anything else, after starting the season with wins against the Raiders and Titans, this loss to the Super Bowl contending Falcons gives you a MUCH clearer picture of where you stand as a football team.
WEEK 2 RESULTS: Chargers 38, Titans 10
For the Chargers fans psyched about their 2-0 start….
They started 4-1 last season. We ALL know where their season went from there.
Philip Rivers went 24-32 for 284 yards, 3 TD’s, and one INT as compared to the 15-30 for 174 yards a TD and an INT that his adversary Jake Locker went for.
The Chargers absolutely DOMINATED the clock on Sunday, controlling the ball for a remarkable 43:39, and put up 416 yards of total offense compared to only 212 by the Titans.
Bottom line, the Tennessee Titans didn’t look capable of beating anybody on Sunday.
For the Chargers, this was a huge, dominating victory. Philip Rivers has only thrown 1 INT through the season’s 1st 2 games, and THIS is what the team can look like when he is taking care of the ball.
For the Titans, this season was fucked from the very moment they decided not to start Matt Hasselbeck. And Chris Johnson’s seemingly over night fall from a premier back is certainly not helping. I overestimated the Titans in my 2012 season preview. This team is among the NFL’s worst.
WEEK 1 RESULTS: Chargers 22, Raiders 14
This was the single WORST Monday Night Football game I’ve EVER seen.
Whoever scheduled this disorganized, clusterfuck of a snooze fest is NO DOUBT at ESPN headquarters having all of his scheduling privileges revoked.
So is there any good news for either team on a night in which a replacement long snapper, of all people, GREATLY contributed to the game’s outcome, giving the Chargers stellar field position and putting the Raiders defense in a bind time and time again?
For the Chargers:
- At least Phillip Rivers, who spent years viewed as one of the game’s 5 best QB’s before he threw an ubelievably awful 20 INT’s last season, threw ZERO tonight. In fact, Rivers, though not brilliant, was on his game for the most part, going 24-33 for 231 yards and a TD.
- The Chargers held Darren McFadden to a mere 32 yards on 15 carries.
- Nate Kaeding was on the money with every kick, as he knocked in 5 FG’s for the Chargers
- They WON.
For the Raiders:
- Carson Palmer, who like Rivers was proned to INT’s last season, also was quite efficient going 32-46 for 297 yards, a TD, and most importantly, NO picks.
- I love the way they got the multi talented Darren McFadden involved in the passing game. 13 catches for 86 yards out of the backfield? Not a bad days work…
- Don’t let the scoreboard fool you. The Raiders D was actually quite decent. They only allowed one TD, and it’s not like they put up 22 points by long, grinding drives. The Raiders replacement long snapper gift wrapped some extremely nice field position for the Chargers on SEVERAL occasions
If you’re the Raiders, you HAVE to solve the issues with the long snapper, but there were several things to be encouraged by. It was just one game, and in a division that I believe will be fairly closely contested, I think they can find a way to stay in the hunt until the end.
If you’re the Chargers, you are 1-0. EXACTLY what you wanted to be. But you aren’t going to win the AFC West, or beat any of the league’s elite teams, for that matter, by constantly settling for field goals.