What a win for the San Diego Chargers. A total team effort on both sides of the ball led to a complete and thorough 24-6 victory. Below you will find all the articles, videos, highlights and behind the scenes access from the impressive win. Before we get into it, head into the locker room to watch Head Coach Mike McCoy’s victory speech to his team, and see him hand out a very special game ball.
As you saw, Philip Rivers was given the very ball he passed to Eddie Royal to surpass 30,000 career passing yards. It truly is elite company he finds himself joining, becoming only the 37th player in NFL history to reach that plateau. Read all about it here, and then see what Rivers had to say below:
Allowing Rivers the chance to be successful was the tremendous job done by the offensive line. Even more impressive is the fact they did so with a reshuffled deck. After injuries to King Dunlap and Mike Remmers, D.J. Fluker was forced to move to left tackle while Jeromey Clary kicked out to right tackle. Read about the resilient nature of the unit then see what Fluker had to say.
Because of the offensive line, the Chargers were able to establish a potent rushing attack for the second straight game. Ryan Mathews once again topped 100 yards and scored his first rushing touchdown of the season. Danny Woodhead also recorded his first running TD of the year. Click here for more on how the Bolts' ground game paved the way to victory. Also, make sure you watch the Mathews and Woodhead touchdowns below.
Eddie Royal also deserves accolades. After missing practice all week in a walking boot and being listed as questionable, the receiver came through in a big way for the Bolts. Watch one of his highlight plays below; the one in which Rivers surpassed 30,000 career yards through the air.
On the other side of the ball, the Chargers defense continued to play lights out. For the first time since 2002, the defense has not allowed a touchdown in two straight games. Even more impressive, they haven't surrendered a TD in 10 straight quarters for the first time since 1993. Watch Corey Liuget address the defense below and then see Marcus Gilchrist record his first interception of the season:
One of the stars on defense was Thomas Keiser. The outside linebacker recorded his first two sacks of the season. Click here to read about how he is turning into a playmaker.
Finally, for a complete recap of what went down at EverBank Field, watch the NFL Game Highlights below followed by McCoy's post-game press conference.