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Ryan Pedersen: Chargers Lose 4th Straight; Bengals Stay Alive

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After the game Sunday Head Coach Norv Turner said the following, “I think there are a lot of guys that are playing about as good as they can play right now.” That about says it all about this season. The A.J. Smith “Duct Tape” job from last year has just rolled over into this season. Now the Chargers (or what some people called them now the San Diego 4th & 29ers) are 4-8 after falling to the Cincinnati Bengals 20-13 with only one win in the last eight weeks. This team and coach don’t know how to win and 4-12 is looking like a strong possibility.

In the final drive of the game the Chargers had two time outs with only less than 20 yards to get into the end zone and they went for the home run on almost every play. That shows that the Chargers have no trust in the run game and luckily, Danario Alexander was there in some places to move this offense. The Chargers just look lost this year and don’t have enough firepower to fight back; once they are pushed they are shoved. The offense is abysmal, defense can only score for you so much and special teams have Chris Carr returning punts, this guy was jobless about a month ago. Judging by the crowd Sunday I think the fair weather will return once they see a new head coach on the Chargers sideline.

Next Sunday, yet another early game for the Bolts as they head to three rivers in Pittsburgh at Heinz Field. San Diego haven’t won in Pittsburgh since 1994 and have never won a regular season game in Pittsburgh. Dean Spanos probably wishes the Rooney’s would move the game to SD then maybe the Steeler nation would give him a sellout.

Game Ball: DeMorrio Williams: His 2nd pick six of the season (Was cut in KC to make room for Javon Belcher). Cory Lynch: Did a decent job filling in for injury prone Atari Bigby.

Honorable Mention: Kansas City Chiefs: To go out there after losing a teammate to murder-suicide the day before a game and win, shows character.

Dolt of the game: Chargers Offense: Two field goals, one TD the last two games. Ryan
Mathews only has one TD this season (nine carries, 24 yards vs CIN). Dirt nap.

– Ryan Pederse

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