Chargers 24, Raiders 16
The Chargers now hold the longest current winning streak against one team in the entire league; however, the game was a bit too close for my comfort. But a win is a win is a win. Right Donkey fans?! Oh, wait, the Donkeys LOST to the Ravens. HOORAY!!! Now the Chargers are only 2 games behind and it’s still early in the season.
The Chargers’ defense managed to step it up again with Antonio Cromartie’s early INT. Shawne Merriman and Shaun Phillips each had a pair of sacks, and Phillips also forced a fumble. Tim Dobbins early knee injury looked bad but he did return to the game.
Uncharacteristically, however, Vincent Jackson tipped a ball for an INT and Darren Sproles lost a fumble. Jackson redeemed himself once again with a fabulous game (103 yds, 1 TD) and LaDainian Tomlinson rushed for 2 TDs. It was nice to see him back in form.
I’m going to keep this short because I gave myself a headache screaming for the past 6 hours.
Next week the Giants host the Chargers after taking their 3rd consecutive loss. Hopefully, they will remain in this downward spiral. Pittsburgh travels to Denver for MNF. As much as this nauseates me, I must say, (ack, gag, cough) “Go Steelers!”