Rapid Reaction: Chargers 41, Cardinals 10

October, 3, 2010
10/03/10
7:18
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SAN DIEGO -- A few observations from San Diego's 41-10 victory against the Cardinals.

What it means: The Chargers dominated Arizona in every facet of the game as they improved to 2-2. The Chargers showed they are a high-powered outfit and nearly unstoppable when they don’t self destruct as they did in their two losses.

Big revelation: The Chargers are capable of playing clean football. They did lose a fumble that resulted in Arizona’s only touchdown that tied the game at 7-7. But San Diego cleaned up its act from there. The Chargers committed nine turnovers in the first 12 quarters of the season. San Diego also played much better on special teams after inserting some starters onto the coverage team.

Trending: San Diego's offense and defense are playing well. The Chargers compiled more than 400 yards of offense with balance in the passing and running game. The defense, which has allowed four touchdowns this season, smothered the Cardinals. Arizona did very little on offense. The Chargers, who scored on a Shaun Phillips interception return, had nine sacks, with Phillips accounting for four of them.

What’s next: The Chargers play at Oakland. San Diego has dominated Oakland in recent seasons. San Diego has beaten Oakland in 13 straight games, but the Raiders nearly beat San Diego at home on opening day last season.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter

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