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Chargers postgame show

Discussion in 'Latest Chargers News & Headlines' started by robdog, Nov 7, 2005.

  1. robdog

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    Source: <a href="http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2005/11/07/sports/professional/chargers/11605200551.txt" target="_blank">North County Times</a>

    By Jay Paris

    KEY STAT: 4 > Number of LaDainian Tomlinson touchdowns.

    TURNING POINT

    > Quentin Jammer's deflection of a potential go-ahead TD pass to Justin McCareins in the final minute.

    NEXT GAME

    > Buffalo at Chargers

    + 1:15 p.m., Nov. 20

    QUOTABLEƃ

    "It was ridiculous. It's always nice when you can throw a swing pass and the guy runs (25) yards for a touchdown."

    ---- QB Drew Brees on Tomlinson faking out Ty Law on his scoring catch.

    SIDELINES

    WHO'S HOT

    LADAINIAN TOMLINSON

    > Hotter than the $10 Rolex being peddled on a Manhattan corner.

    WHO'S NOT

    J-E-T-S

    > Stink, stink, stink

    INJURY REPORT

    > CB Sammy Davis (calf)

    > LB Shawne Merriman (wrist)

    > C Bob Hallen (neck)

    > WR Keenan McCardell (hip)

    VIVA CASTILLO!

    Rookie Luis Castillo, who played at nearby Garfield (N.J.) High, had a cheering contingent of nearly 200 family and friends in attendance. The group was loud and proud, waving the Dominican Republic flag and generally making a ruckus.

    "To come on this field for the first time as a player, after seeing it so many times as a kid was an unbelievable feeling,'' said Castillo, who had two tackles.

    Even if his boosters were confused on when to cheer.

    "They are Dominicans,'' he said, "so they don't really know much about football.''

    ERR JORDAN

    For nearly four quarters Leander Jordan, making his first start at left tackle, blocked Pro Bowl DE John Abraham with gusto. Then, Abraham beat him to the edge late in the game and Abraham smacked Brees.

    That forced a fumble and gave the Jets a chance at a victory.

    "I had my hands around him the whole time, but once he got that step on me that was it,'' Jordan said.

    Added RG Mike Goff: "(Jordan) played his (tail) off against one the best defensive ends in the league.''

    MERRIMAN'S MARK

    Rookie LB Shawn Merriman's game continues to grow, as he had a team-high nine tackles and recorded his fifth sack, which leads the team.

    SEVEN-AND-OUT

    The Chargers were missing seven starters. Out were LBs Randall Godfrey and Steve Foley, OL Nick Hardwick and Roman Oben, DBs Drayton Florence and Terrence Kiel and WR Eric Parker. During the game, CB Sammy Davis exited with a leg injury.

    DOGHOUSE EXIT

    WR Reche Caldwell, who fumbled his last two receptions coming into the game, rebounded with a solid outing: a career-high five receptions for 43 yards. He also gained a crucial first down on a third-down reception in the fourth quarter.

    "I made sure I protected the ball this game,'' Caldwell said. "I was conscious of that. I didn't want to let my team down.''

    ACTION JACKSON

    Rookie WR Vincent Jackson, a second-round pick, made his first NFL catch, an 18-yard pickup in the second quarter. Jackson, who battled leg injuries earlier in the season, came back on the pass and made a diving catch.

    QUICK HITS

    > LaDainian Tomlinson's four touchdowns were the most by a Charger since Chuck Muncie did it on Nov. 29, 1981 against Denver. With his first-quarter scoring reception, Tomlinson became the fourth player since 1970 to score multiple touchdowns passing, receiving and throwing in one season. The others are Marcus Allen, Walter Payton and Craig James.

    > The team works only today and Wednesday during its bye week.
     

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