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Chargers’ offense starts fast, then slows down

Chargers' Rivers passes under pressure from Chiefs' Houston during their NFL football game in San Diego Reuters

Chargers coach Norv Turner may be coaching for his job tonight against the Chiefs, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Turner came out doing what he does best: He called a great first series on offense as San Diego marched down the field and scored on its opening possession.

Unfortunately for Chargers fans, it also shouldn’t be surprising that after the Chargers opened the game with a seven-play, 80-yard touchdown-scoring drive, then followed that up with a 12-play, 71-yard, field goal-scoring drive, Turner’s team has struggled to put the Chiefs away.

Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers threw away a golden opportunity when Chiefs safety Eric Berry picked him off in the end zone just before halftime, and Chargers punt returner Eric Weddle cost San Diego a possession when he muffed a punt that the Chiefs recovered. Mistakes like that have plagued the Chargers all season, and tonight is no different.

Kansas City hasn’t been able to get much going offensively, either, and as a result the Chargers took a 10-6 lead into the fourth quarter. If the Chargers blow this one, it may be the last quarter of Turner’s head-coaching career.

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7 Responses to “Chargers’ offense starts fast, then slows down”
  1. trevor123698 says: Nov 1, 2012 10:36 PM

    i feel like the chiefs are gonna put them away near the end.

  2. cubsin2049 says: Nov 1, 2012 10:43 PM

    Rivers is 18-20. You just know that Jim Har-Blow is getting on the phone to the NFL complaining that some of those completions should have been incomplete — just to protect his boy Alex Smith.

  3. jbaxt says: Nov 1, 2012 11:04 PM

    So if Turner was going to be fired for going 2-6 why no mention of Pioli or Crennel for going 1-7… But us Chiefs fans embarrass the players, right Winston?

  4. thekiy says: Nov 1, 2012 11:10 PM

    i feel like the chiefs are gonna put them away near the end.

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    Two defensive TDs for the Chargers in two minutes. Want to rethink that prediction?

  5. johninthewest says: Nov 1, 2012 11:29 PM

    Overall still Not a good team. Way to celebrate over a 1-7 team.

  6. killertech9 says: Nov 1, 2012 11:33 PM

    turner needs to be fired

  7. mudhead123 says: Nov 2, 2012 1:58 AM

    I sense anger

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