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Gameday Roundup: Complete Coverage of Chargers' Impressive Victory
Plenty of storylines emerged in the Chargers dominating win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. If you missed any of them yesterday, don’t worry. Here is a complete round up to help you relive the big win.
After going 0-14 in the regular season, the Chargers historic win was the first ever in Pittsburgh. As a result, Chairman of the Board and President Dean Spanos gave head coach Norv Turner a game ball.
Speaking of Turner, the head coach called a near flawless game that was key to getting the win.
As for other game balls, Turner awarded the first two to the starting tackles, Kevin Haslam and Reggie Wells.
Overall, the play of the entire offensive line was paramount to the Chargers offense clicking, and was a major reason why they won.
In the locker room, everyone was talking about the Bolts' opening drive of the second half, which they called the best of the entire season.
One of the stars on offense was Danario Alexander, who has proved to be one of the biggest free agent signings in the NFL this year.
Meanwhile, Micheal Spurlock returned to action for the first time since the opening month of the season and had a huge impact in the slot, especially on third down.
In fact, the Chargers proved to be at their best on third down the entire day, converting 12-of-22 opportunities.
Chargers vs. Steelers
On the other side of the ball, the defense put together one of their strongest outings of the entire season.
Of defense's many highlight reel plays, Quentin Jammer's touchdown topped them all as the score was the unit's seventh this season, tied for most in the NFL.
Another storyline of the defense was the play of Bront Bird, one of the more popular players on the team who had a team-high six tackles and a big interception.
Finally, in the kicking game, Nick Novak accomplished something that had only been done four times prior in the history of Heinz Field.