"Worst day ever," are the words that Philip Rivers was caught on camera mouthing from the sidelines after he fumbled a snap. Imagine, 1:03 remaining on the clock, the Chiefs out of timeouts and the Chargers well within kicker Nick Novak's range for a game-winning field goal, and Philip Rivers (one of the elite QB;s on everyones list) fumbles a snap right before taking a knee.
Scary even for an Halloween Eve game . . watching San Diego as they finished with 12 penalties for 105 yards, which three more yards than the Chargers had rushing. They fumbled three balls and lost two of them, and gave away with another two picks.
Not that the Chiefs looked much better than the Chargers tonight but the questions I find myself asking tonight are . ..
Can the Chargers get out of their own way this season?
What was that smirk on Norv Turner's face as the final minutes of overtime were playing out?
Is Philip Rivers an overrated Quarterback?
I feel ya wavegirl. I was looking for a bridge after the game haha.
I don't think Norv is the answer for the Bolts and he needs to go. River's fumble was just sheer bad luck and sometimes you get that because of the shape of the ball. Other than that I am in pain also. The schedule does not get any better either. All you can do is keep playing I guess,
Going into this game I wasn't sure I was rooting for? Well not actually rooting for but who I would rather have win since I am a Raiders fan. The Chargers win and the Raiders stay in second place, a game back and the Chiefs a game back of the Raiders. But with a Chiefs win there is now a 3 way tie atop the AFC West with too much football left to get into tiebreakers yet. As far as the game I was surprised with the fumble by Rivers at the end of the 4th quarter but sometimes the simple act of a snap which occurs so many times during the game can go so wrong at the wrong time. Raiders vs Chargers in two weeks!
I really thought the Chargers would bounce back and be Super Bowl contenders this year. They have the talent, but they seem to also have very low football IQ. They make mistakes that just shouldn't happen on an NFL team. They had the win last night. All they had to do was sit on the ball and kick a field goal as time expired. Instead they tried to run a play (were they going for a touchdown? Does Phillip Rivers understand that winning by 3 points is just as valuable as winning by 7 points?) and they coughed up the ball. The snap was fine. Rivers is responsible for making sure he comes away with that ball. He was backpedaling into his drop before securing the football. Dumb.
This is not the first time this season that Rivers has displayed low football IQ. At the end of last week's game against the Jets he ran one of the most disorganized two-minutes offenses I've ever seen. With the Chargers needing a score, Phillips seemed to be in no hurry as the seconds ticked away. After getting under center, he then audibled and changed the formation with the clock still running. Finally, after having run down a minute and a half on just a few plays, he had the Chargers facing 4th down with under 15 seconds to go. There was enough time to either run a sideline play or just heave it into the end zone. Rivers chose option 3: run around for an excruciatingly long amount of time, then just throw the ball away out of bounds despite there being no pressure on him. At least that finally stops the clock. Oh wait, that was 4th down. Change of possession. Game over. Dumb.
I could not have said it better. ..
I think there is just some bad energy going on in and around the Chargers. Must be hard when so much talk amongst the natives is about there no longer being a "San Diego" Charger team as they may move north up the 5. The Chargers probably have the best odds of being Los Angeles’ next NFL team but I don’t see them moving there in 2012.
Bad energy I think stems amongst Charger fans, who have already started packing the teams bags.
Not having tolbert did hurt them along with an oline who is sloppy and cant watch the ball! Surprised Novack made as many fg as he did.(fkn a hole help me lose at fantasy this week lol)The defence woke up in the 2nd half and thats what kept them in the game. As far as Rivers hes in that not quite elite catagory or the some times my head is up my a.. catagory along with Flacco, E manning and matt ryan. I
They are in disarray right now. Rivers looks awful at times, he's making a lot of mistakes. If it weren't for some big third down conversions it wouldn't have been that close. The Chiefs have no pass rush apart from Ahli so Rivers had time to move around and throw the ball. This game really shouldn't have been as close as it was. They were dominated most of the game. I see them finishing third in the AFC West this year.
They look real good at times, but they struggle every time they are in the red zone. They need to come together now more than ever. You would think the bye week would have helped them. They have some tough games coming up that they really need to get through.
The are feeling the heat. If you ask me, San diego just mighht finish third in this division. KC has the momentum right now, and Oakland's hopes ride on Carson Palmer and whether or not he will be effective. check out my hub NFL Passion: Back to square one in the AFC West. It's pretty much the same topic.
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