Sunday, September 19, 2010
Halftime notes from Jaguars-Chargers
By Bill Williamson
SAN DIEGO -- Some thoughts at halftime where San Diego leads Jacksonville, 21-6. There have been seven turnovers, four by Jacksonville and three by the Chargers. Sloppy times by the beach.
The Chargers are dominating this game, but they have made enough mistakes to keep it close. However, a San Diego touchdown drive later in the second quarter was a huge blow to Jacksonville.
San Diego’s defense is energized. San Diego has intercepted Jacksonville quarterback David Garrard three times. The Chargers also have one fumble recovery. Right cornerback Antoine Cason, in his second game as a starter, has two interceptions and has forced a fumble.
San Diego tight end Antonio Gates had two touchdown catches in the second quarter. Gates has 62 career touchdown catches and is tied at second with Shannon Sharpe for touchdowns by a tight end.
Former San Diego special teams ace Kassim Osgood added to San Diego’s special teams woes in the early season by blocking a punt by his good friend, Mike Scifres.