Chargers 31, Eagles 23
After the ridiculous win by Washington over the Donkeys (way to go Redskins!!), the Chargers knew that a win would tie them for the lead in the AFC West (I don’t need you Donkey fans coming out of the woodwork with your ‘but we have the tiebreaker’ cries…it won’t matter at the end of the season!) Were they worried? Not a bit, as was evidenced by their play.
The defense held the Eagles’ offense to 3 FGs when Philly was 1st-and-goal which, for a team with mucho defensive injuries, was impressive. Vincent Jackson was covered all day (only one catch, but I still love ya VJ!), so Philip Rivers threw TDs to Mike Tolbert and Legedu Naanee.
Kudos to Nate Kaeding as well, keeping his perfect FG-under-40-yards and XPs streaks alive.
And let’s not forget LaDainian Tomlinson’s pair of TDs to move him ahead of Marcus Allen to #3 on the ALL TIME TD list behind Jerry Rice and Emmitt Smith. Outstanding!!
It would be nice if the Chargers could have a blow-out…my poor stomach can’t take these close games every week! Next week would be nice…in Denver!!