I was happy to see the Chargers play a great game today against a great team and a long-time rival, the Denver Broncos. The Chargers have been spanked in Denver the last 5 out of 6 games, and so the odds-makers favored the Broncos. The Broncos played well the first half but were overtaken by the explosive offense lead by LaDanian Tomlinson and Phillip Rivers. The Chargers made an incredible come back from 17 points in the second half, reminicent of their 21 point comeback last week. LT scored 4 Touchdowns for the second straight week. He showed his class by celebrating each touchdown by handing the ball over to the referee, rather than doing the Ickey Shuffle or something Owen-esqe. I thought it was especially cool because he did it on a national stage, perhaps showing a younger generation what a true great player does. The Chargers certainly had their problems today, but when it came down to when it mattered, the Chargers played like champs.
The Chargers have Shawn "bad supplement" Merriman coming back as well as Louis Castillo. These two guys are critical to the defense. With the offense doing as well as it has, strenghthening up the defense makes the Chargers look like the team to beat.