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Chargers postgame

Discussion in 'Latest Chargers News & Headlines' started by robdog, Dec 5, 2005.

  1. robdog

    robdog Code Monkey Staff Member Administrator

    Jun 29, 2009
    Source: <a href="http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2005/12/05/sports/professional/chargers/12505501133.txt" target="_blank">North County Times</a>

    By Jay Paris

    Key stat: 10 - Allow just 10 points and a victory usually follows.

    Turning point

    - When Eric Parker snagged a scoring pass from Drew Brees late in the third quarter, putting the Chargers ahead 24-10 ---- too much for the Raiders to overcome.


    "We're right in the thick of things; we still want to win the division.''

    ---- CB Quentin Jammer on slicing the Broncos' AFC West lead to one game.



    - Rebounds with a winning performance.



    - Once again, riding the AFC West caboose.


    - WR Kassim Osgood (pectoral)

    - RB LaDainian Tomlinson (ribs)

    - LB Shawne Merriman (cramps)

    Brees 20-20

    With his third-quarter touchdown pass to WR Eric Parker, Brees became the third Chargers quarterback with 20 touchdown passes in consecutive seasons, joining Dan Fouts and John Hadl.

    The Chargers advanced to the AFC championships game when Fouts did it in 1980 and '81.

    Brees was happy to bounce back after throwing three picks in Washington last week.

    "Last week, it was one of those things where I got a little greedy at times trying to go for the big play when it wasn't there," said Brees, who had two scoring passes. "You just have to remember, hey, if they are going to play like that, we're just going to take what they give us."

    Turner Time

    Backup RB Michael Turner got his second NFL touchdown while subbing for an ailing LaDainian Tomlinson in the second quarter.

    "I just happened to be in the game at that time,'' Turner said of his 2-yard run. "I didn't want to get out there that way, but it felt good to be out there.''

    Turner had 34 yards on seven carries.

    Milestone McCardell

    WR Keenan McCardell became the 13th player in NFL history to record 800 career receptions with his second-quarter catch for 8 yards. The reception moved him into the top 20 for career receiving yards, as he moved past Harold Jackson (10,372 yards). McCardell finished with four catches for 60 yards.

    "Right now, I can't put words to it,'' McCardell said. "It was a catch that helped us win."

    Soaring Scifres

    P Mike Scifres nailed a career-long 71-yard punt ---- the third longest in team history ---- to get the Chargers out from deep in their territory in the second quarter.

    "I shanked it a little bit,'' Scifres said with a grin.


    WR Kassim Osgood exited in the first quarter with a pectoral injury. On the surface, Osgood's ailment wouldn't raise a red flag since he has just two catches for 21 yards.

    But Osgood is among the team's best blocking wide receivers and has helped spring Tomlinson on some of his longer runs. Plus, he's a dynamo on special teams, where he leads the unit with 19 tackles and a forced fumble.

    "It's OK,'' Osgood said. "I'm built like a tank."

    Quick hits

    - Coach Marty Schottenheimer ran his record to 25-7 against the Raiders.

    - There was but one penalty accepted in the game, an unnecessary roughness call on Chargers C Nick Hardwick.

    - Chargers QB A.J. Feeley received intravenous fluids before the game, still fighting a severe case of food poisoning.

    - The Chargers inactives were OLs Roman Oben, Wes Sims and Cory Lekkerkerker, TE Landon Trusty, S Scott McGarrahan, WR Vincent Jackson and DE Derreck Robinson.

    Next game

    Dolphins at Chargers

    - 1:15 p.m., Sunday (Ch. 8)

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