San Diego Chargers Get Off to Hot Start
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.
It 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.