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Sunday, September 25, 2011
Slop isn't hurting Chargers yet

By Bill Williamson

SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego Chargers have continued to play sloppy on offense.

But, it has yet to hurt them Sunday against Kansas City. The Chargers lead the Chiefs, 7-0, midway through the second quarter.

San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers (who committed three of San Diego’s four turnovers last week) has been intercepted and has fumbled. The Chargers recovered the fumble. San Diego receiver Patrick Crayton also fumbled, but he recovered it.

In fairness to Rivers, the Chiefs probably should have been called for pass interference on the ball that was intercepted. Kansas City safety Kendrick Lewis returned it deep into San Diego territory. But the Chiefs’ Ryan Succop missed a 38-yard field goal attempt to nullify the big defensive play.

So far, Kansas City has been turnover free. It committed a whopping nine turnovers in the first two games.

UPDATE: Rivers was just intercepted by Kansas City cornerback Brandon Flowers on a bomb attempt near the end zone. He returned it 41 yards to the Chargers’ 43. Rivers has never thrown three interceptions in one game.