Chargers 23, Colts 17 (OT)
How bout them Chargers!?!!! What a fabulous game culminating with an amazing ending!! The Chargers, once again, defeated the Colts in the playoffs, advancing to the divisional playoffs at Pittsburgh next Sunday afternoon.
I was there….the electricity was phenomenal and the crowd was the loudest I have heard in my 15 years of attending Chargers games!!
While an injured LaDanian Tomlinson and a subpar Philip Rivers and Vincent Jackson won’t make the highlight reel, Darren Sproles, Mike Scifres, and the defense surely will. Scifres, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune recorded the best game by a punter in the history of the league, with his last punt pinning Peyton Manning and the Colts at the 1-yard line with about a minute left in the game after Nate Kaeding tied the game on a short FG. The defense stepped up, also having their best game this season (culminating with a key sack by Tim Dobbins), preventing another Manning comeback and forcing overtime….an overtime which would see Sproles rush for his 2nd TD of the game and cementing himself as 3rd all time in yards from scrimmage in a playoff game and, as far as Chargers fans are concerned, the league MVP.
Wow, I just got home from San Diego and am still stoked (and hoarse.)