San Diego Chargers: TNF is Their Season
That was the halftime score of the Monday Night Football game in San Diego as they faced Peyton Manning and the Broncos for the first time this season in an important divisional showdown. A turnover-laced first half allowed Philip Rivers to work a short field often and they capitalized, giving themselves a 4-possession lead into the half.
But that didn't last long. Rivers returned the favor in the second half, turning the ball over four times while Denver put up 35 unanswered points to take down their divisional foes in historic fashion.
This past Sunday, the Chargers were set to play to Cleveland Browns, perhaps to get back on track - but the offense remained stagnant and weak. A game that ended with a score of 7-6 sums it up. The Chargers are beginning to fold. Falling into their old, terrible habits.
Most hoped this was behind them, but after a hot start to the season, beginning 3-1, San Diego has been unable to stay consistent over the course of the game and have thus dropped their last three games. They enter into a Thursday Night Football matchup with a Kansas City Chiefs team that set a record for quarters without a lead last week, dating back to last season.
If there is a team struggling worse than the Chargers, it's the Chiefs. After dishing out a hefty contract to Matt Cassell he has yet to prove he is worth, the Chiefs passing offense is mediocre at best. If San Diego wants to get back on track, TNF is a must-win. However, we all know, even if they muster a victory, Norv Turners' stay with the Chargers is cursed. As long as he is at the helm, nothing is going to work in their favor.
Rivers has not looked like his two-year-ago-self since, well, two years ago. Something needs to change.