Monday Night Football
The last game of the first week of the NFL season Monday evening brought fans a rematch of the preseason finale. Yes, field goals played a role in this game too.
Coming into their Monday Night Football contest with the AFC South leading Indianapolis Colts, the San Diego Chargers averted a last-minute blackout in their hometown.
Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers kept Andrew Luck on the sideline most of the night, giving the Indianapolis Colts quarterback no chance at another comeback.
Peyton Manning clapped his hands four, five, six times and barked out the signals. A few seconds later, Wes Welker was all alone, cradling the quarterback’s latest touchdown pass.
What looked like a win in the season opener quickly went by the wayside, with the San Diego Chargers falling on Monday Night Football at home to the Houston Texans 31-28.
With several major injuries in the preseason, the San Diego Chargers may have been finished before they even started the 2013 campaign. That being said, several players look like they will get to see action this season despite some nasty injuries.
A bonus about living in the San Diego area is that you’ll find a colossal amount of die-hard Chargers fans just like you all over the city. And many of them are bar and restaurant owners featuring celebratory football specials on any given game day.
Even with two losing teams that are all but eliminated from playoff contention, there is no shortage of story lines for Monday night’s game between slumping San Diego and reeling Jacksonville.
Ryan Succop kicked a 30-yard field goal in overtime, giving the Kansas City a stunning 23-20 victory over the San Diego Chiefs on Monday night and moving the Chiefs into an improbable tie atop the AFC West.
Jon Gruden agreed to a new contract with ESPN that keeps him in TV — and out of coaching — for the next five years.
ESPN is pulling Hank Williams’ classic intro song from Monday night’s broadcast of the game between Tampa Bay and Indianapolis after the country singer used an analogy to Adolf Hitler in discussing President Barack Obama.
Philip Rivers tied his career high with four touchdown passes and the San Diego Chargers beat the Denver Broncos 35-14 on Monday night for their third straight victory.