WEEK 1 CHARGERS 38 - VIKINGS 28

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  1. SteamboatReb

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    The difference in the Chargers/Vikings game comes down to one stat - - turnovers. Christian Ponder, the Vikings rookie signal caller, threw for 384 yards and 3 touchdowns; however, he also threw 4 interceptions, 3 of which were grabbed by Chargers FS Eric Weddle. Phillip Rivers executed the Charger offense with expected precision and led a balanced attack which apitalized on the four turnovers provided by the defense.

    The Chargers won the toss and elected to received the ball. Their first drive ended with a Nick Kaeding 36 yard FG. The Vikings looked sharp on their first drive, mixing the run with the pass to go down the field and score on a 23 yd. pass from ponder to P. Harvin. On their next possession, the Chargers wasted no time and scored on a 90 yd. pass from Rivers to big play WR V. Jackson. The Chargers intercepted Ponder on the Vikings next drive, and a few plays later R. Mathews ran the for his first TD scoring from 23 yds. out. At the end of the 1st quarter, the Chargers led the game 17-7.

    The Vikings started the scoring in the 2nd quarter with a big play of their own. On a 3rd and 22 play from inside their 20 yard line, Ponder found Berrian running behind the Charger's secondary and he scored from 94 yards out. On its next possession, Rivers guided the Chargers the length of the field for a TD which was capped by a 3 yd. dive by M. Tolbert. The Chargers were able to score again before halftime, when Rivers found A. Gates from 25 yds. out for a TD following another interception thrown by Vikings rookie C. Ponder. At halftime, the score stood at Chargers 31, Vikings 14.

    The only score of the 3rd quarter came at the end of long Vikings drive when A. Peterson ran the ball in from 3 yds. out. R. Mathews scored on a 61 yd. run up the middle in the 4th quarter to cap the Charger's scoring for the day. The Vikings were able to add a late TD when Ponder found M. Jenkins open from 15 yds. out.

    Individual Statistics

    PASSING
    Rivers - 12 comp/17 att. - 287 yds. - 2 TDs - 0 Ints
    Ponder - 16 comp/29 att. - 384 yds. - 3 TDs - 4 Ints

    RUSHING
    R. Mathews - 16 car. - 149 yds. - 2 TDs
    M. Tolbert - 3 car. - 18 yds. - 1 TD
    N. Devine - 5 car. - 10 yds. - 0 TD

    A. Peterson - 16 car. - 62 yds. - 1 TD

    RECEIVING
    A. Gates - 5 rec. - 114 yds. - 1 TD
    T. Owens - 4 rec. - 65 yds.
    V. Jackson - 3 rec. - 108 yds. - 1 TD

    P. Harvin - 4 rec. - 109 yds. - 1 TD
    B. Berrian - 2 rec. - 110 yds. - 1 TD
    M. Jenkins - 2 rec. - 37 yds. - 1 TD
    V. Shiancoe - 2 rec. - 36 yds.
    A. Peterson - 3 rec. - 34 yds.

    DEFENSE
    E. Weddle - 5 Ts, 3 Ints
    M. Gilchrist - 1 Int
    T. Spikes - 4 Ts, 1 sack
    L. Castillo - 3 Ts, 1 sack
    P. Tinoisamoa - 2 Ts, 1 sack
    C. Liuget - 1 sack, 1 FF

    C. Greenway - 3 Ts, 1 sack
    A. Allen - 1 T, 1 sack
    T. Johnson - 4 Ts
     
  2. Big D

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    Chargers are an offensive powerhouse. Nice win Reb.
     
  3. SteamboatReb

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    Thanks. We have a lot of weapons. If Rivers can manage the turnovers, we are gonna be in every game.
     

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