Jaguars at Chargers Week 2 Recap
The Chargers (1-1) bounced back from an embarrassing 21-14 loss at Kansas City on Monday night. The Jaguars (1-1) regressed following an opening win against Denver.
Philip Rivers 22/29 334 yards 3 TD’s and 2 INT’s seemed to have been on his game, if he ever was. Hitting Gates for 2 TD’s and Floyd for a monster 54 yrd TD.
Wide Recievers – Malcom Floyd had his coming out party, if you will, with a monster 54 yard td reception from Rivers. Floyd 3/95 yrds 1 TD, Gates 5/57 yrds and a typical 2 TD’s. Darren Sproles, who had hard times getting open holes with the run ended up 4/63. Craig Davis also had his shinning moments with 5/48. Lets not forget about Clayton having his first catch as a charger for a good 15 yrds.
Antonio Gates seemed to be in mid-season for with a great day, ending up with 5/57 and 2 tds. “Buster” Davis came to life as well, mostly screen passes but non the less effective, ending the day 5/48. Our running backs seemed to no have any trouble catching the ball with Sproles ending the day 4/63 with a long of 43. On the other side we had Mathews with 2/29.
Running Backs – Ryan Mathew ended up getting hurt late in the game finishing the evening with 5/26 with a fumble. Sproles on the other had seemed to have a hard time finding vacant space to use his speed and agility for 5/37. The “other guy” Mike Tolbert seemed to have been on a mission to make defenders pay for trying to stop his momentum ended up with a surprising 16 carries for 83 yards and 2 tds. Punishing running! Something opponents are not used to seeing from a Chargers offence.
O-line – This unit seems to have what it takes to keep Rivers in the save zone, though at times things get a little out of hand, but for the most part keeping Rivers out of trouble.
D-Line – Did a great job in containing the run as opposed to last week, holding the Jags under 100 yards, ending up with 71 yards rushing for the Jags. Cesaire ended up with the 1 sack as Weddle and English shared the other.
Linebackers – Let us welcome Shawn Merriman back to the line up! Marriman ended the first game of the 2010 season with 3 tackles. The backers as a group did an outstanding job containing the run and pass. Siler ended the day with 1 sack, a pass deflected and 6 tackles as well as an INT. Burnett, the counter part, had 5 tackles and as well had an INT to take home along with Siler.. Applewhite ended the day with 4 tackles, as well as Phillips ended with 2 tackles and a QB hit.
D-backs – Gregory had a career day it seemed like, with 13 tackles. Cason ended up with 6 tackles and 4 deflected passes. Jammer also has 4 tackles. Cason held his own this game, causing nothing but troubles for the air game of the Jags. He ended the day with 6 tackles and 4 passes deflected. The secondary of the Chargers has come to life this young season. Not only protecting the pass, but also trying to get to Garrard, Weddle had a hit on the Jags QB. Like any other Chargers fan, I’m excited to see what this secondary has to offer, heading into next week against the Seattle Seahawks.