Chargers Special Teams Prove Special

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    The Chargers dominated the Denver Broncos on national television winning 35-14 the final in front of a sell out crowd at the Q. Find out more at NFL.com and Chargers.com. (Published Tuesday, Nov 23, 2010)

    After a two and five start, the San Diego Chargers are on a roll now, winning their third straight game.

    The Chargers dominated the Denver Broncos on national television winning 35-14 the final in front of a sell out crowd at the Q.

    Chargers Dominate Denver 35-14

    [DGO] Chargers Dominate Denver 35-14
    The Chargers dominated the Denver Broncos on national television winning 35-14 the final in front of a sell out crowd at the Q. Find out more at NFL.com and Chargers.com. (Published Tuesday, Nov 23, 2010)

    For once, special teams were special.

    With all the special teams problems the Chargers had in the first nine games, they used the bye week to come up with a simple solution. Stop having your punter kick the ball and start having him throw it instead.

    For a punter, Mike Scifres throws a pretty nice ball. In the first quarter, he faked a punt and hit Mike Tolbert, all alone, for a 28-yard gain.

    "I had one read and luckily he came open," Scifres said after the win.

    That led to the Chargers first touchdown when Philip Rivers found Malcom Floyd to tie up the game.

    Then the Bolts defense went into shutdown mode allowing the Broncos offense only 235 yards. That's 140 less than Denver has averaged this season.

    Rivers passed for 233 yards and had a 116 QB rating, two points lower then his punter.

    An injury update: Patrick Crayton who injured his left wrist on that dive into the end zone had his wrist taped up fairly well. He's going to have an MRI on Tuesday.

    ESPN's Steve Young saying afterwards, Rivers is one of those great talents who projects out as a Hall of Famer. Philip is that good. And Norv Turner is that good at finding ways to get receivers open.

    The Chargers broke the Broncos, now time to corral the Colts. Every game's a playoff game from here on out for the Chargers.