Sunday, January 17, 2010
It's almost eerie how similar today's game vs. the Jets was to the Chargers 2006 playoff loss (after a bye) to the Patriots. In '06 the Bolts went 14-2 in the regular season...this year they were 13-3. In '06 they had better players with more talent at almost every position on the football field...the same could be said today (even more so).
Both games were all about the things the Chargers didn't do during the regular season. They didn't turn the ball over, they didn't commit penalties, they didn't miss field goals...they didn't beat themselves. But just like 2006, the 2010 Chargers wilted under the bright lights of the playoffs.
Problem is this team was supposed to be too mature to let something like that happen.
This is Phillip Rivers trying to make sense of it all at the post-game podium.