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Chargers: Where has it been all season?

Posted on: December 5, 2011 11:33 pm
Edited on: December 6, 2011 12:35 am
 

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The San Diego Chargers fans had to be sick watching Monday night's 38-14 blowout of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

That's because the Chargers threw the ball welll. They ran the bal well. And quarterback Philip Rivers looked sharp, accurate and a lot like the Rivers we've seen the past four seasons. So where has it been all season?

It helped that Rivers and the San Diego offense were playing a beat-up Jacksonville team that was without its top three corners and offered little resistance on the night.

Even so, the production has to be the frustrating part for Chargers fans, who expected this team to be playing deep into the playoffs.

"Until the horn goes off January 1, we will play our hearts out," Rivers said. "It's been a rough six weeks. We finally put a complete game together."

San Diego snapped a six-game losing streak, and technically they are still alive in the playoff race, but not playing the way they did against the Jaguars this season will almost certainly cost coach Norv Turner his job if they don't rally to make the postseason.

Rivers sure didn't look a guy who had injury issues, which he has denied all season long. Rivers was 22 of 28 for 294 yards and three touchdowns. He threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to rookie Vincent Brown, a 35-yard touchdown pass to Vincent Jackson and a 54-yard touchdown strike to Malcom Floyd.

Floyd missed November with a hip njury, a real hit to the offense. It was clear that the Chargers are a much better team when he and Jackson are on the field together.

"Anytime you have No. 83 (Jackson) and No. 80 (Floyd) on opposite sides of the field, it's hard to lean one way or another," Rivers said.

San Diego rallied to make the playoffs after a 4-8 start in 2008. It's possible they can get to 9-7 and hope they can pass both the Oakalnd Raiders and Denver Broncos, who are each 7-5.

"Hey, let's get to 9-7 and see what happens," Rivers said.

If they do that, by closing on a five-game winning streak, the question will be asked:

Where has it been all season?
 

Category: NFL
Comments

Since: Dec 1, 2008
Posted on: December 6, 2011 4:20 pm
 

Chargers: Where has it been all season?

I'll give you two reasons why Rivers had a stormer

1. It was Jacksonville!
2. I was playing him in fantasy so he was guaranteed to have his best game of the season. (it seems to happen every single week a la Ray Rice this week also). Cry 



Since: Sep 16, 2010
Posted on: December 6, 2011 4:15 pm
 

Chargers: Where has it been all season?

...And a demoralized "lame duck" coach...Point is, excuses are lame.  Jacksonville played at home... Vegas won't even make the Ravens favorites when they come to San Diego.  They should but they won't because it's December in San Diego - Winnin' Time.



Since: Sep 16, 2010
Posted on: December 6, 2011 4:12 pm
 

Chargers: Where has it been all season?

...And a left tackle just picked up off the street last Wednesday...



Since: Sep 16, 2010
Posted on: December 6, 2011 12:23 pm
 

Chargers: Where has it been all season?

And the Chargers O-line playing without two All-Pros most of the season, and losing a 3rd All-Pro for 1/2 the game last night?  See, we all can make lame excuses and fearless predictions.  Didn't MJD say before the game that they had the "best week of practice all year?"  But you refute this with lame excuses that even I, or anyone else for that matter, could use.  As far as the Ravens game, it's not going to be as easy for Baltimore as you think.



Since: Nov 8, 2011
Posted on: December 6, 2011 12:22 pm
 

Chargers: Where has it been all season?


That's because the Chargers threw the ball welll. They ran the bal well. 
   welll and bal
Rivers sure didn't look a guy who had injury issues, 
  didn't look "like" a guy

Floyd missed November with a hip njury, 
  njury


I really hate to be "that" guy, but I would not even send an e-mail without proofing and spell checking. I would think a writer for a national publication would have higher standards.  



Since: Oct 11, 2011
Posted on: December 6, 2011 12:03 pm
 

Chargers: Where has it been all season?

And all it took was a demoralized team who lost their head coach, owner and spirit at the end of the season. Not to mention their 2 starting corners were injured, and in their place was a rookie FA and a guy signed a couple weeks ago. Just wait in 2 weeks for Baltimore to come to town and stomp a mudhole, then you'll see what this team really is.



Since: Sep 16, 2010
Posted on: December 6, 2011 11:51 am
 

Chargers: Where has it been all season?

Why all the harsh talk about how bad Jacksonville is now?  Weren't these these the same fools who said that the Jags would shut down the Chargers because they owned the #3 Passing Defense in the league and #5 D overall?  Make up your mind, clueless ones...



Since: Jan 16, 2007
Posted on: December 6, 2011 11:44 am
 

Chargers: Where has it been all season?

i agree 100%...the offensive line is THE most important aspect of any nfl team...so overlooked by most fans. Everything that can happen offensively stems from the line. If I were an nfl owner i'd stockpile O and D linemen 2 full sets lol



Since: Dec 6, 2011
Posted on: December 6, 2011 10:47 am
 

Chargers: Where has it been all season?

Does Priscoe not realize tha this was the 1st time in many weeks, if not the 1st time all year, that Floyd, Jackson, & Gates have been on the field at the same time. Did anyone notice that the makeshift O-line gave Rivers the extra second or two to throw the ball. ANY QB is only as good as his O-line!



Since: Dec 4, 2010
Posted on: December 6, 2011 10:36 am
 

Chargers: Where has it been all season?

Buff, Balt, Det and Oak left for the Bolts= W, L, L, W = no playoffs.


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