Chargers are cruising


Random thoughts from the Chargers 17-0 lead over San Francisco in the third quarter:

  • The short week has done nothing to cool down San Diego’s defense. The Chargers have not allowed a point in the past six quarters. San Diego shut out the Chiefs 31-0 on Sunday.

  • San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers has been terrific. He has completed 13 of 18 passes for 195 yards. Rivers has completed three passes of 35 or more yards.

  • Receiver Vincent Jackson has caught both of the touchdowns. He has four catches for 91 yards.

  • San Diego has three sacks. Defensive tackle Antonio Garay has been outstanding. Garay is quietly having a great season. He is extremely disruptive.

  • The Chargers had a beneficial sequence in the first half. The 49ers kicked a field goal, but a San Diego penalty gave San Francisco another chance. A touchdown by Alex Smith was taken away on a challenge. The Chargers then stopped the 49ers on downs. The sequence seemed to take the life out of San Francisco for the rest of the first half.