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It seems every week; the Chargers are one turnover away from giving the lead to their opposition. Too often, they seem to playing two teams (the opposing team and themselves) each week.
Offensively, they have been awful in the red zone, as they settle too often for field goals. The offense needs to find a killer instinct and score touchdowns to put teams away quick and easy. You cannot allow bad teams to continually hang around because they will steal a game once in a while. Super Bowl-contending teams rarely beat themselves.
What type of defense do the Chargers play? Are they the swarming defense that harass Minnesota Vikings QB Donovan McNabb in Week 1 or are they the passive three-man rush that allowed New England Patriots QB Tom Brady to complete the underneath pass all day long.
The team’s roster is equipped to pressure the quarterback, as they should take their chances on defending the deep ball. Until the Chargers play a complete game, they will never defeat the elite teams in the NFL.