Game Report Card
There are certain games on the NFL schedule that you figure you have a good shot of winning. With that in mind, many in the San Diego Chargers’ nation likely circled Oct. 6 on their calendars.
For those that had the stamina to watch Sunday’s tilt in Denver against the Broncos, the same old problems came back to bite the San Diego Chargers when all was said and done.
Thanks to San Diego’s 34-24 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Chargers (4-5) now sit two games behind the Denver Broncos (6-3) in the AFC West race, with a trip to the Mile High City this coming Sunday.
In a pathetic 7-6 loss to the Cleveland Browns Sunday, the San Diego Chargers’ offense looked worse than the chances of Hurricane Sandy not having a major impact on the East Coast to start the work week.
Those who love to crunch the numbers will sit back and look to see where things went wrong for San Diego and right for Denver, but the bottom line is the Chargers choked for the second week in a row.
Along with cashing in on five touchdowns, the Chargers’ defense was also in tune against the team from Music City, keeping rookie QB Jake Locker on his toes most of the afternoon in front of more than 60,000 in attendance.
This time around, the Chargers found Oakland to be just as hospitable, as Raider miscues on special teams, along with five Nate Kaeding field goals, helped propel San Diego (1-0) to the win.