Charger Special Teams Forcing Rivers and Defense to Dig Deep

October 12, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Stop me when you've heard this story before: The San Diego Chargers are off to a slow start to the season with a 2-3 record. What's different this time around is how they've arrived at that record.
It takes all three facets—offense, defense and special teams—to render success in the National Football League.
For the Chargers, the former have been exceptional, video-game like numbers. The latter has been atrocious.
San Diego boasts the league's No. 1 offense at 461.8 yards per game. No other team is within 40 yards of the Chargers, and only the Cowboys and the Colts are within 75.
The Chargers also have the league's No. 2-ranked defense at 246.2 yards per game allowed—only 1.6 yards per game behind the league-leading Giants.
Through the first five games, San Diego has out gained their opponents by 1,078 yards. Until now, no team in NFL history had ever out gained its first five opponents by over 500 yards while posting a losing r...

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