Sunday, September 19, 2010
Rapid Reaction: Chargers 38, Jaguars 13
By Bill Williamson
SAN DIEGO -- Let’s review San Diego's 38-13 thumping of Jacksonville:
What it means: The Chargers are far from dead. San Diego struggled last week on "Monday Night Football" in Kansas City in a 21-14 loss. It was nothing new for the Chargers. They entered Sunday’s game 5-7 in September under coach Norv Turner. But San Diego was never really in danger of extending its early blues Sunday. Even though it was somewhat sloppy early on, San Diego dominated this game, and showed how impressive it can be on both sides of the ball.
Injury of note: San Diego's Ryan Mathews left the game in the first half with an ankle injury. He was taken to the locker room on a cart, but he returned to the sideline in uniform late in the first half. He seems fine. But the team did not put him back in, likely because the game was not in doubt.
Tomorrow’s talker: San Diego’s defense played its second straight impressive game. The Chargers were swarming over Jacksonville. San Diego had four interceptions and two fumble recoveries.
Trending: San Diego’s passing game is top notch. After struggling in a driving rainstorm last week, San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers was fantastic Sunday. He completed 22 of 29 passes for 334 yards and three touchdowns. Both of his interceptions bounced off of San Diego receiver’s hands.
What’s next: San Diego heads up to Seattle to play the Seahawks, who were handled by Denver on Sunday.