Breaking Down San Diego’s Defensive Struggles Against Atlanta

September 26, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The San Diego Chargers started the year 2-0 and won their first two games in convincing fashion. The Atlanta Falcons came to San Diego in Week 3 in what was expected to be a tough game. It turned into a blowout loss for the Chargers with Philip Rivers throwing two interceptions and the defense allowing 20 points in the first half.
For the Chargers, the lack of defense is concerning. The team changed defensive coordinators again and spent two premium draft picks on Melvin Ingram and Kendall Reyes. The defense was supposed to dominate when Rivers and the offense was clicking and keep the Chargers in games when they were not.
The defense might be able to dominate when Rivers and the offense are scoring points, but it couldn’t keep the Chargers in the game when the offense was struggling. Until it does, the Chargers shouldn’t be considered a threat in the playoffs even if they manage to win the AFC West.
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