In a game the Chargers absolutely had to have, against a Bears team that is among the worst in the NFL, the Chargers looked like they belong right there with them at the bottom of pro football's food chain.
The Bolts gave up another late TD drive, this time to Chicago quarterback Jay Cutler, who hit tight end Zach Miller with a rifle shot for a 25-yard score with 3:19 to play that gave Chicago a 22-19 win at Qualcomm Stadium.
The Chargers opened the game on a high note. They took the opening drive right down the field and scored when Rivers hit running back Danny Woodhead for a 14-yard touchdown. But after that all the Bolts offense could muster was two Josh Lambo field goals.
Their other score came when defensive back Jason Verrett intercepted a Cutler pass and ran it back 68 yards for a touchdown. The first score of Verrett's NFL career put the Chargers on top 13-0 (the point after try was blocked). Verrett was having a wonderful night until the next drive when he sustained a groin injury.
With him out the Bears offense found its footing. Cutler finished the night with 345 yards and two scores and the Bolts could not answer.
San Diego falls to 2-7. It's the team's longest losing streak since they dropped 6 straight in 2011.