SAN DIEGO – The Chargers added another third-quarter burst on the shoulders of a halftime lead Sunday.
An early 55-yard
“This is a week-to-week business and we got (win) number three,” said Head Coach Norv Turner of his best start in five seasons with San Diego. “The only thing on my mind is how we get the next one.”
Jackson fell to the ground after corralling
“‘I asked him, 'How in the world did you make that catch?'” Rivers said. “It wasn’t an awful throw, but it could’ve been a lot easier on him. I was trying to give it some air and it leaked to the right on me. It was an unbelievable catch.”
San Diego built a two-score lead early in the second half when
Jackson authored the game’s most memorable play, but it might take more than 10 fingers and 10 toes to count the number of Chargers players with impact plays. The word “team” buzzed throughout the locker room after the game from Turner and the players.
Novak drilled all four of his field goal attempts, tying a career high. He hit from 27, 48, 23 and 38 yards to couple with a strong day for the Chargers’ kick coverage units.
“I believe we had a lot of young players step up and help this team win,” Turner said. “They have good ability (and) bring hustle, energy and excitement.”
The Chargers improved to 9-1 the last two seasons when leading at halftime. San Diego is 3-0 at home for the first time since 2006. The Bolts also grabbed control of the division as the Raiders (2-2) lost their second game to an AFC East team.
“(That) means a lot. I want it to be (that way) when it’s all said and done in December,”
“Everything we’re going through right now is a learning curve. We’ve had some dogfight games early, especially here at home. We’re learning how to win close games. We find a way to win. Now our next step is going on the road and winning.”
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