Sunday, January 17, 2010
Chargers struggling on offense
By Bill Williamson
SAN DIEGO -- The Chargers are playing one of their worst offensive games this season.
San Diego is being very sloppy, which is uncharacteristic of this team. The Chargers have made one dumb penalty after another, and quarterback Philip Rivers has suddenly looked shaky in the second half.
Rivers has thrown interceptions on his past two possessions. He threw a terrible pass that was picked off by safety Jim Leonhard at the Chargers 25. Leonhard brought it to the 16 and the Jets parlayed it into a 2-yard pass from Mark Sanchez to Dustin Keller for the go-ahead touchdown.
New York leads 10-7 with 13:35.
San Diego, which has the longest current win streak in the NFL at 11, now has to be in comeback mode. It certainly has the offensive firepower to do it. But the Chargers need to straighten themselves out in a hurry.