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Chargers getting scary again

Posted on: November 18, 2010 12:43 pm

Posted by Andy Benoit

For the first eight weeks of the season, everyone was trumpeting the Kansas City Chiefs as THE TEAM in the AFC West. The past two weeks, THE TEAM has become the Oakland Raiders. M. Floyd (US Presswire)

The optimistic chit-chat is nice. After all, it’s chic to say that the Chiefs are a young club with a few explosive playmakers. And it’s wise to say the Silver and Black are pounding the rock and finally turning things around.

Unfortunately, it’s all just verbal foreplay. We’ve reached that point in the season where the San Diego Chargers become dominant. This year, the Chargers used a creative mix of special teams gaffes to propel their annual slow start. Injuries in the passing game also put a pebble in the offense’s shoe, though Philip Rivers’ MVP-caliber performance has nullified most of the potential problems through the air.

And now those problems are about to vanish. Tight end Antonio Gates did not practice Wednesday (foot) and has a 50-50 chance to play against the Broncos Monday. But, for a change, Gates is Rivers’ only missing weapon. Vincent Jackson practiced this week and will return to game action in Week 12. Also practicing this week are Malcom Floyd and Legedu Naanee, both back from hamstring injuries.

The Chargers, at 4-5, are just a game back of the Chiefs (losers of two straight) and just two games behind the Raiders. And both teams must still travel to San Diego in December.

We see this every year from Norv Turner’s club. Never before has this club added a plethora of weapons right before its stretch run. And never before has this club had the league’s top-ranked offense and second-ranked defense (in terms of yardage) at this point.

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Since: Sep 16, 2010
Posted on: November 19, 2010 11:00 am

Chargers getting scary again

A healthy Gates is the great equalizer.  Getting him back and Floyd, Jackson, and Naanee and (maybe Mathews) will not just create a "surge" but a huge jolt that could (possibly) help them "run the table."

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Posted on: November 19, 2010 10:34 am

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Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: November 18, 2010 2:06 pm

Chargers getting scary again

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