Three games into the season and Rivers has thrown six interceptions—two in each game. Coupled with five fumbles (two lost), and the Bolts look more like stupefied stooges than a potential playoff team.
In Rivers’ defense, his first pick to Chiefs safety Kendrick Lewis was clearly a missed pass interference call. To add insult to injury, the Chargers were called for unsportsmanlike conduct on the same play when an official ran into a Chargers player standing too close to the field of play while running down the sideline during the runback.
Regardless, getting flagged for that infraction just proves how distracted the Chargers really are.
When it comes to lack of focus, no one Charger comes to mind more than Norv Turner. With time running out in the game, his lack of clock management came to the forefront once again.
The Chargers had the ball at the Chiefs 34-yard line and were looking to convert a 4th-and-inches. Kansas City had no timeouts remaining and the clock showed 1:35 left in the game. With 22 seconds left on the play clock, the Chargers snapped the ball and failed to convert with a quarterback sneak. The Chiefs took over with 1:26 to play—they should have had only 1:04 had the Chargers used all their allotted time.
In what fantasy world does Turner live?
He acted as if his intentions were to give the Chiefs the best possible chance at winning as opposed to doing everything he could to ensure his team's success.
Fortunately, the Chiefs suffer from an even greater case of idiocy than the Chargers as they gifted the game right back to the Bolts when Matt Cassel threw his one and only interception of the game two plays later.
Perhaps the Chargers motto should be “Better lucky than good.”