Not Enough Sproles Magic Against the Baltimore Ravens for the San Diego Chargers


Published: September 21, 2009

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... The San Diego Chargers weren't able to do either in their home opener, losing 31-28 to the Baltimore Ravens despite huge days from Philip Rivers and Darren Sproles.

I was at the game and it was obvious, outside of Rivers and Sproles, the Chargers didn't have much. So on a day when the Bolts lost the turnover battle and mustered only one sack they still were in a position to win the game on the Ravens' 15-yard line with 37 seconds remaining in the game.

The 4th-and-2 call to run Sproles, who Ray Lewis destroyed in the backfield to end the game, was a bit of a headscratcher. Why try to run on the Ravens with the game on the line when your QB is having a career day? Yeah, bad idea.

Both fullback Jacob Hester and pulling guard Kris Dielman missed Lewis as he shot between back-up's Scott Mruczkowski and Brandyn Dombrowski en route to blowing up Sproles.

I guess that one's on Norv Turner. I think Rivers deserved to have that final play on him. Having only amas...

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