Sunday, October 4, 2009
Chargers make big play on special teams
By James Walker
Posted by ESPN.com’s James Walker
PITTSBURGH -- The San Diego Chargers have cut a 28-point deficit in half pretty quickly.
A strip and 41-yard touchdown return by Chargers fullback Jacob Hester on a punt return by Stefan Logan has cut the Steelers’ lead to 28-14. Heinz Field is getting a little antsy as Pittsburgh has blown second-half leads in back-to-back weeks.
Logan was fighting several Chargers for extra yards when Hester made the heads-up play and went for the football. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin challenged the ruling but failed.
(Update: Pittsburgh answers quickly with an 8-play touchdown drive to take a 35-14 lead. The Chargers' defense can't make any key stops when necessary.)