Chiefs QB Matt Cassel, who may have to nervously watch next April’s Draft to see who Kansas City takes with the potential top pick (could very well be a quarterback) turned the ball over twice, resulting in 14 San Diego points on the evening.
Yes, the Chargers have had some injuries here and there, but by no means any worse than any other team around the NFL through two months of play.
If you thought the Chargers were struggling at 3-4, the Chiefs are in a free-fall meltdown at 1-6.
When you looked at the AFC West before the 2012 campaign kicked off, there was little doubt that the San Diego Chargers and Denver Broncos were your favorites to battle for the crown.
When the Denver Broncos come to town next Monday evening, the Chargers have a chance to go to 3-0 against the AFC West this year. As most fans know, records within the division are one of the criteria used should two or more teams finish with the same records at the end of the regular season within their division.
Forcing the Chiefs into six turnovers (scored 24 points off them), the Bolts got out to an early lead and were never seriously threatened, as San Diego maintained a one-game lead over Denver in the AFC West race.
San Diego (2-1), which got taken behind the woodshed a weekend ago in a 27-3 loss at home to Atlanta, looks to rebound against a Chiefs squad that may have saved its season in last weekend’s overtime victory in New Orleans.
For San Diego (2-1), Sunday’s visit to Arrowhead Stadium will say much about where the Chargers are headed after a debilitating loss to the Atlanta Falcons last Sunday. In spite of the loss, the Chargers still lead the AFC West.
Given last year’s road debacle at Arrowhead Stadium (23-20 OT loss), a game the Chargers seemingly were about to win on a late field goal before they turned the ball over, San Diego knows that winning games within its division will be crucial this year.
The locals will tell you that, as military town, San Diego is home to transplants from all over the country, especially other towns and states where professional sports are well represented. Many of those fans end up in Qualcomm Stadium rooting for the Chargers’ opponents.
The return of Mathews to the lineup was welcomed by most Charger fans, as the third-year pro out of Fresno State was coming off of a broken clavicle suffered in the preseason opener versus Green Bay. What wasn’t welcomed was Mathews again getting slippery hands with the ball. In 27 career games, Mathews has fumbled 11 times, with six being recovered by the opposition.
Firefighters have contained a wildfire that burned 150 acres in the Southern California desert south of Palm Springs and destroyed one mobile home and an outbuilding.
Kyle Boller dropped back on Oakland’s first series and threw a pass to the left sideline that Kendrick Lewis intercepted and returned for a touchdown. Carson Palmer did the same to the right side to Brandon Carr in the fourth quarter.
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