Halftime notes from San Diego

November, 30, 2008
11/30/08
5:49
PM ET

Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

SAN DIEGO -- Halftime thoughts where the Falcons are leading 15-7:

A funny thing is happening. The Chargers are not showing the Denver-New York Jets score on the scoreboard. Every other NFL score is being shown. Did we ever think the Chargers would have to resort to not showing a Denver score on Nov. 30?

If the Chargers are going to make a comeback, their defensive stand in the final minute of the first half could go a long way. The Chargers stopped Atlanta at the 1-yard line. Had Atlanta scored, the Chargers would be in big trouble.

The Chargers came out rocking. They were throwing the ball and were very aggressive. In fact, San Diego went for it on fourth-and-3 from the Falcons' 34-yard line on its first drive. The Chargers failed to convert, but it showed San Diego was planning to be aggressive.

The Falcons missed two touchdowns in the first quarter. Quarterback Matt Ryan missed a wide open Michael Jenkins in the end zone and then receiver Roddy White dropped a ball in the end zone. Atlanta had to settle for field goals on both drives.

San Diego rookie running back Jacob Hester is playing well at fullback. He is starting for injured rookie Mike Tolbert who has a shoulder injury.

San Diego safety Clinton Hart has a shoulder stinger injury.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter

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