YESSSSS! I am still celebrating after last nites overall dominating victory by the Chargers over none other than the hated Patriots. Now the chargers do not like the pats, thats just the facts, so to not only beat them but to clobber the pats was exciting for the team and the fans. That was the best all around game by the chargers by far. Here are some thoughts:
Wow, Philip Rivers and those tall receivers stepped it up big time. I mean on the first play of the game for the bolts it was a deep throw to Vincent Jackson and that set the tone for the rest of the game. Jackson and Malcom Floyd had big days and Rivers had another huge game. Antonio Gates is doing better and i think he is near 100% which is great. LaDainian Tomlinson played better and hopefully he just keeps improving. The offense overall was great with scoring 30 points.
This is the defense that the chargers fans have been waiting for all season, they were tough tonight and let nothing come easy for the pats. Matt cassell looked confused all night and Randy Moss was simply dominated by Quentin Jammer. The biggest key, though, was the defensive line(espically Jamal Williams) stepping it up and putting some pressure on the qb. The biggest plays of the game was when the bolts d was able to stop the pats when they had 1st and goal from the one. I mean that was huge! I couldnt believe. I think the defense is finally starting to play alot tougher
Special teams coverage did good by simply swarming the returner every time he got to the 20. My favorite was when Brandon Siler simply leveled the pats returner, that was great. I am, however, concerned with Nate Kaeding, he appears to be missing some kicks he should be making. He needs to step up his game
Overall it was a great game for the bolts with great coaching by Norv and Ted. The defense played tough and the offense aired it out. Lets hope it stays that way against the Bills next week
go bolts and go red sox