Nov 082012
 

Last week: 15 (+0)

Record: 4-4

I was not impressed with their showing at home against the crappy Chiefs last week. If not for two defensive touchdowns, that could have easily been at the very least an embarrassingly close win to an inferior opponent for a team that held a 3 game losing streak coming in. They can’t keep relying on their defense to score like that every week. I am, however, ranking them about 4 or 5 spots higher than I otherwise would have because I like the combination of their weak conference and the fact that they always go on a late season run. They need to play better though, starting this week on the road in Tampa Bay against the upstart Buccaneers.

Studs

QB Philip Rivers: 18 of 20 for 220 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 1 interception, 1 throw away, 122.8 adjusted QB rating, pressured on 6 of 21 drop backs (1 sack, 4 of 5, 1 interception)

RG Louis Vasquez: Did not allow a pressure on 22 pass block snaps, run blocked for 8 yards on 1 attempt

LG Tyronne Green: Did not allow a pressure on 22 pass block snaps, run blocked for 17 yards on 3 attempts

MLB Donald Butler: 10 solo tackles, 1 assist, 6 stops, allowed 2 catches for 29 yards on 2 attempts

Duds

LT Jared Gaither: Allowed 1 sack and 1 quarterback hurry on 22 pass block snaps, 3 penalties, run blocked for 21 yards on 3 attempts

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