What it means: The Chargers are capable of winning a game. The win stopped a three-game losing streak. San Diego is now 3-5. The Chargers are not in good shape, but they are still breathing, and that’s important for a team that is known for making late-season runs.
Tomorrow’s talker: San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers is rolling. He threw for 300-plus yards for the fifth time this season. He threw for 305 yards Sunday. He has now thrown for 2,649 yards. It is the highest total any quarterback has ever thrown for through eight games in the history of the NFL. He played without his four top receivers Sunday and he still dominated. Rivers is special.
Trending: The Chargers are still making crucial mistakes on special teams. They had a punt blocked for the fourth time this season. It resulted in a safety. The Chargers also muffed an extra-point attempt that would have made it a nine-point game late in the fourth quarter. It is seemingly never ending with this unit. They think of new ways to hurt the team every week.
What’s next: San Diego plays at Houston in what should be a difficult task in its final game before a bye.