After a loss Sunday against the New Orleans Saints (who won for the first time this season, 31-24 over the San Diego Chargers) the Bolts are looking to Monday night's matchup against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos.
After Sunday's game, quarterback Philip Rivers said the team needed Chargers fans to come out in full force to cheer them on.
However, by some of the comments around the nation, that's not all the Chargers need before Monday's game.
“So much for that 2-0 start. Bolts now losers of two of their last three,” -- Bob Glauber, Newsday
“Did everything but win amid circus in New Orleans,” ESPN’s Chris Berman
“Facing statement game against Broncos for early supremacy in AFC West,” -- Cris Collinsworth, NBC Sports
“After being shredded by Drew Brees, San Diego's secondary braces for Peyton Manning,” -- Ira Kaufman, Tampa Tribune
“Had their chances in New Orleans, but couldn't finish. Game this week vs, Denver will tell
us a great deal about who's the dominant team in the AFC West.” -- Rich Gannon, CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio
“QB Philip Rivers has yet to throw for 300 yards in a game yet this season,” -- Rick Gosselin, Dallas Morning News
“Just when you want to believe in the Bolts, they go out and blow a 10-point lead to a winless opponent. I just don't know what to make of these guys ... again,” -- Clark Judge,CBSSports.com
“They lost in New Orleans but appear to have the running game going: that's something to build on moving forward,” -- Dan Pompei, Chicago Tribune
“There were some strange calls against the Chargers late in the Saints game which led
to a defeat. Rivers will keep this team in the hunt all season,” -- Pat Kirwan, SiriusXM NFL Radio/CBSSports.com
“Where has the fourth quarter mojo gone for Philip Rivers and the Chargers?” -- John Lynch, Fox Sports
"Of Norv Turner's 33 losses as San Diego's head coach, allowing 17 unanswered points in the final 15:11 of a 31-24 defeat in New Orleans must rank among the most painful,” -- Alex Marvez, Foxsports.com