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The Chargers offense finally shows up

Mike Tolbert AP

It only took eleven weeks and an injury-depleted opponent, but the Chargers offense we expected to see all season showed up on Monday Night Football.

Philip Rivers threw two touchdowns in the final two minutes of the half to put San Diego ahead 24-14 at the break. And then Rivers added another bomb to Malcom Floyd to start the second half to make it 31-14.  Rivers has hit five plays over 20 yards.

Blaine Gabbert enjoyed perhaps his best half before a late interception in the second quarter gave Rivers the ball back for a chance for another score. Now Gabbert has to try to show he can lead a team from a large deficit.

Unfortunately, the Jaguars suffered what appeared to be a serious injury when defensive end John Chick was carted off with a knee injury.

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16 Responses to “The Chargers offense finally shows up”
  1. dontrunfromme says: Dec 5, 2011 10:32 PM

    Yea they showed up against the mighty jaguars

  2. delintzman says: Dec 5, 2011 10:34 PM

    too bad no fans showed up! Monday night football and empty seats! how humiliating, and to think they had TWO games at home on ESPN this year!

  3. yodelpoo says: Dec 5, 2011 10:41 PM

    Does this mean Rivers is magically healed? Just wondering because of all the “He must be injured” talk from some to explain away the suckiness.

  4. tothefellowshipofthemiserable says: Dec 5, 2011 10:41 PM

    A little late, you think?

  5. dlmcc1010 says: Dec 5, 2011 10:41 PM

    Classic Chargers right here. They’ll make themselves look real good against a completely terrible team and then lay an egg next time out. I cant get over how open some of these receivers are getting. If I was the owner of the Jaguars, id move the team and leave all these players except for MJD in Jacksonville. They are awful

  6. roastbeefsandwich says: Dec 5, 2011 10:44 PM

    Everyone will bomb on Rivers for putting up numbers on a bad team, but if it was Tebow it would be “he just wins.”

  7. dannymac17 says: Dec 5, 2011 10:46 PM

    The Jaguars defense isnt bad, and Gabbert is playing decent.

  8. lanzurrah says: Dec 5, 2011 10:46 PM

    As if the Chargers aren’t injury-depleted themselves at some spots. They’re missing their starting C, LG, and LT…their backup LT, LG and RG…

  9. cowhawkfan says: Dec 5, 2011 10:56 PM

    I thought it was Tebow that had to prove he could lead a team back from a large deficient?

  10. nationalmediacansuckit says: Dec 5, 2011 10:58 PM

    @delintzman
    Shut up already. Empty seats blah blah blah. Did you see the Bills empty seats, oh they were blacked out. How about the Bucs, oh they were blacked out too. What about the Vikings, oh blacked out too. The only reason the Raiders werent is b/c they had an away game. Jaguars still 62k per game with a 3-8 pathetic team. So go take one of those so called empty seats and suck it you short bus rider. And get some new material. It’s played out J-J-Jr.

  11. burrito12 says: Dec 5, 2011 11:11 PM

    There’s a game on tonight?

    What was ESPN thinking scheduling the Jags for MNF at all this year, or next, and so on?

  12. jaxrev says: Dec 5, 2011 11:17 PM

    The Chargers offense finally showed up?

    Or did you not in your tremendous analysis discover that Kevin Rutland and Ashton Youboty started at CB and the Jags are so short on Defensive Ends that they have a DT starting at End?

    Is the Chargers Offense so great or is Morgan Trent getting playing time? George Freaking Selvie was in at DE for crying out loud!

  13. jimmysee says: Dec 5, 2011 11:23 PM

    Nobody else showed up in Jax. When camera hit the stands, there is *nobody* there.

  14. profootballwalk says: Dec 5, 2011 11:31 PM

    The Chargers are the underachieving team of the decade. That franchise should have been competing for Super Bowl wins. Instead, they’re always on the outside looking in.

  15. tialen says: Dec 5, 2011 11:35 PM

    Gabbert looks TERRIBLE.. wow, and to think some people were b*tching last year about not loosing enough games to have a shot at this guy. Thank god we didn’t. This guy makes Tavaris look like a pro bowler.

  16. tomsd1 says: Dec 6, 2011 9:15 AM

    Big Deal. Now the Bolts have to hope both the Raidas and Donkeys fold – which is unlikely.

    Too little too late v. the injured Sisters of the Poor.

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