San Diego Chargers Get Off to Hot Start

9/30/12 in NFL   |   AJ_88   |   166 respect

The San Diego Chargers have come close to Super Bowl glory often over the last seven seasons, however, it was never enough. They were never able to quite live up to the expectations placed upon themselves. LaDanian Tomlinson in his prime led this squad for years into the postseason, but they could never seal the deal when it came down to it. 

Over the last few seasons, the Chargers had been notorious for slow starts to the season, however, this year has been completely different. Aside from the thumping at the hands of the Atlanta Falcons last weekend, the Chargers have faired well thus far, posting a record of 3-1 through Week 4 and look to continue their success moving forward. 

September 30, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) runs to the sidelines after getting sacked in the second half of the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chargers won 37-20. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-US PRESSWIREIt hasn't all been their star players either. Antonio Gates has yet to record a touchdown. Malcolm Floyd, the teams top receiver, has been held without a touchdown over the last two games.  Ryan Mathews has been largely ineffective in his two appearances thus far this season. Phillip Rivers has been good when he needs to be, but not too flashy. 

Guys like Jackie Battle (who scored twice today, totaling 81 yards on the day) and the defense have picked up the slack, as has their special teams (which was their main weakness two years ago). After overhauling their roster before this season, Norv Turner seems to be on his final straw as head coach of this team and he is making the most of his opportunity. 

The Chargers have been playing more as a cohesive unit and if they can continue to succeed without relying heavily upon their big name players, this team will be tough to beat. 
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