While they are far from officially clinching an AFC wild card spot, the San Diego Chargers will breathe some life into the regular season’s final weekend.
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.
It was not pretty at times. It was not exactly how the San Diego Chargers likely drew it up on the drawing board. It was certainly something one would not want to watch over and over again in the film room.
For the San Diego Chargers going into the 2012 camp, there certainly appeared to be legitimate questions as to whether or not longtime San Diego kicker Nate Kaeding would keep his job with the Bolts. Nick Novak kicked very well in 2011 after Kaeding suffered a season-ending injury, and Novak is now back with the Chargers after Kaeding suffered another injury.
The San Diego Chargers will have a new kicker Sunday in Kansas City, with the team saying regular kicker Nate Kaeding didn’t make the trip for the game.
Veteran kicker Nick Novak agreed Tuesday to a two-year contract with the San Diego Chargers to replace the injured Nate Kaeding.