We’re not sure why any one is “worried” or not happy with the win at Oakland last weekend. Bottom line: it was a division win on the road. That’s all that matters.
Yes, our defense looked beatable at times. Folks, this is the NFL, every defense is beatable. The defense is just fine. In fact, if you recall, it held, the team won.
The Raiders were playing some inspired football to be sure and one can’t argue: they looked really good in that game. And you know what? That’s what we want. As fans, we should hope for strong division rivals and every few games being a tough out. It makes it fun and eventually, strengthens the resolve of the team we tailgate for.
Anyway, here’s what the Internets are talking about this week:
Grades are in
Bleacherreport.com gives the Chargers an all around B for beating the Oakland Raiders. We can live with that. It was a tough game. The secondary got beat a couple of times, but you can assign blame there for the defensive line getting very little pressure on Carr the majority of the game. But again, when it counted, the D did right.
The Film DOESN’T lie
We hesitate to link to this ESPN blog because of its Adrian Peterson-like abuse of our native language, but the offender does make the occasional worthwhile point, especially when he mentions that we could really use Dwight Freeney to get another couple of sacks soon.
Maybe it is in Weddle’s beard
NFL.com went there. They mentioned San Diego and Chargers and Super Bowl in the same article title. They even threw Philip Rivers in there. The video, linked here, is from Showtime’s Inside the NFL. If you don’t want to jinx anything, don’t watch it. Yet, nothing wrong with enjoying the run.
Chefs dogs at the Q
The Kansas City Chefs are heading to San Diego as underdogs, sure. To our earlier point though, this is the NFL. Moreover, this is a division game in the NFL against a team coached by Andy Reid. No question things are working out well for the Eagles today, but we knew that having Reid lead a team in our neighborhood is as bad for the Chargers’ annual playoff hopes as having the guy who sells Papa Johns pizza in town.
But How Good?
Interesting. Arrowheadaddict.com put together five points of consideration, if you will, on this Sunday’s match-up. The writers are insinuating that the Bolts 5-1 start can be attributed to a soft schedule. Sure, they mention Seattle, but nothing about flying across the country to play the Bills or the league’s top run defense in New York. However, we’ll give them some credibility here, especially when they mention the challenges that lay ahead for the Chargers in the second half of the season.