Sunday, January 17, 2010
Rapid Reaction: Jets 17, Chargers 14
By Bill Williamson
Stunning. Just stunning.
The San Diego Chargers' run to the Super Bowl has been stopped and they have themselves to blame.
San Diego entered this game as the hottest team in the NFL. The Chargers had won 11 straight games to end the season.
They came out Sunday and were sloppy on offense and unreliable in the kicking game. That never happens.
But it happened Sunday and the Chargers' Super Bowl dreams have suddenly been dashed.
The loss will be remembered for three missed field goals by All-Pro kicker Nate Kaeding. Two misses were from within 40 yards. Kaeding had made 29 straight field goals from within 40 yards. Two interceptions by stellar quarterback Philip Rivers in the second half also contributed to the loss.
The Chargers just gave away a solid chance to go to the Super Bowl.