Life is not fun for the Chargers these days, but at least, something is going right.
Punter Mike Scrifres is the ESPN Stats & Information punter of the week.
The Chargers lost their third straight game, 7-6 at Cleveland on Sunday. But Scrifres’ punting added two percent to the Chargers’ chances of winning the game. Scrifres averaged 46.5 yards on six punts and had just two punts returned against him for a total of 7 yards.
His net punting average was 45.3 yards. Scrifres pinned three punts inside the Browns’ 10-yard line. Again, the Chargers wasted Scrifres’ effort, but he has been recognized for his strong game.
In other AFC West news:
The Broncos officially put linebacker Joe Mays on the injured reserve with a broken leg. Safety Duke Ihenacho was promoted from the practice squad and cornerback Mario Butler was added to its practice squad.
A video look at the Week 9 NFL Power Rankings’ risers and fallers.
A stalemate between the Chargers and former kicker Nate Kaeding is over and he could be kicking for a new team as soon as this weekend. Washington is expected to be highly interested in the reliable Kaeding.