Sunday, September 26, 2010
Wrap-up: Seahawks 27, Chargers 20
By Bill Williamson
What it means: The Chargers’ September woes continue. San Diego is now 6-8 in September under coach Norv Turner. After playing very well against Jacksonville, San Diego was sloppy at Seattle and the Chargers are now 1-2 and wondering why their early-season woes continue.
Injuries of note: Linebacker Shawne Merriman left with a calf injury and guard Louis Vasquez was carted off with a knee injury. If these two players miss an extend period of time, it could hurt San Diego.
Trending: San Diego is playing very poorly on special teams and is handing the ball over on offense. Seattle's Leon Washington had two returns for touchdowns, which was the difference in the game. San Diego has allowed three returns touchdowns in three games. The Chargers miss Kassim Osgood, now in Jacksonville, badly. After being sloppy with the ball early in last week’s game, San Diego committed five turnovers Sunday. If these two trends continue, the Chargers will have difficulty winning on a regular basis.
What’s next: San Diego plays a very winnable game Sunday when Arizona visits. The Chargers then go to Oakland in Week 5. San Diego has to get well in these two games or it could be in some trouble.