Loss Almost Guarantees TV Blackout For Chargers Game

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Except for Philip Rivers’ gaudy passing yardage, little is going right for the San Diego Chargers.

Letting Seattle’s Leon Washington return kickoffs 101 and 99 yards for touchdowns were the most glaring of several mistakes in a 27-20 loss for the Chargers, who are off to another slow start under coach Norv Turner.

It was the kind of performance that almost guarantees another blackout on local TV when the Chargers (1-2) host the Arizona Cardinals (2-1) on Sunday.

Rivers threw for a career-high and franchise record 455 yards and two touchdowns, but was intercepted twice.

The Chargers lost three fumbles and committed 11 penalties for 83 yards.

Turner says a lot of players did good things, but that it’s “a shame” it doesn’t show up because of all the errors.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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