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Key Notes for Week 6

Posted by Ricky Henne on October 14, 2012 – 8:50 PM

Excited for Monday night’s game vs. the Denver Broncos? Here are some key notes to get you fired up for the big game.

  • Norv Turner has a 15-10 record in nationally-televised night games while with the Chargers (2007-12).
  • Turner has 114 career wins, tying Don Coryell on the NFL’s all-time wins list. Turner has the best winning percentage in team history (52-33, .612 in regular season and 55-36, .604 overall). As the Chargers’ head coach, Norv is 23-9 (.719) in AFC West games.
  • Philip Rivers has a 7-3 record in 10 games on Monday Night Football, including 17 TDs, five interceptions and a 105.2 passer rating.
  • Rivers has a 9-3 record versus the Broncos, including 20 TDs, seven ints and a career passer rating of 102.7.  He has an overall record of 40-8 in games in which he has a passer rating of 100.0 or higher.  Rivers is 28-10 as a starter versus the AFC West.
  • Rivers has started 101 consecutive games. Eli Manning is the only quarterback with more consecutive starts (124).
  • Antonio Gates (7,926 yards receiving) needs 55 yards to pass Ozzie Newsome (7,980) and move into fourth on NFL’s all-time list for yards receiving among tight ends.  In Week 3, he became only the fifth tight end in NFL history with 600 career catches.
  • The tandem of Rivers-Gates has connected on 49 touchdown passes, most by a QB-TE tandem in NFL history.
  • Ryan Mathews has rushed for more than 120 yards in his last three outings versus the Broncos (120, 125, and 137 yards).
  • Malcom Floyd is averaging 17.9 yards per catch, third among the top 25 reception leaders in the NFL.
  • Eric Weddle’s nine interceptions over the past 21 games (since 2011) leads the NFL.
  • Jarret Johnson made his 100th career start last week against the Saints.
  • Shaun Phillips has 64.5 career sacks, fourth in team history. Phillips needs one sacks to tie Lee Williams (65.5) for third, and he needs 2.5 to tie Gary “Big Hands” Johnson (67) for second. Phillips leads the team with 4.5 sacks, 11 pressures and six quarterback hits.
  • Mike Scifres’ has 512 career punts, including 203 inside the 20-yard line. Of all of the players with 500 career punts, Scifres has the highest percentage of punts landed inside the 20.
  • With a win in Week 2, A.J. Smith became the winningest general manager in franchise history. The team now has 94 wins in 2003-12 under Smith. The team won 92 games under Hall of Fame GM/coach Sid Gilman.
  • Twenty-one of the 53 active players are new to the active roster this year: 12 of 25 offensive players and nine of 25 defensive players.
  • The Chargers play the sixth toughest schedule in 2012, based on their opponents’ .520 winning percentage in 2011.
  • The Chargers’ streak of 151 straight games with a touchdown scored – dating back to Nov. 24, 2002 – ended in Week 3.
  • The Chargers will travel the third-most regular-season air miles of any team in the NFL (25,766). Only Oakland (28,692) and Seattle (26,200) will fly more air miles than the Bolts in 2012.
  • Peyton Manning vs. the Chargers has thrown 12 touchdowns and 16 interceptions in seven games in the regular season. Manning’s minus-4 touchdown-interception differential is tied with Cleveland for the worst in his career. Including two playoffs games in which San Diego won both, Manning was 4-5 against the Chargers as a Colt, including 1-5 in his last six meetings.

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17 Responses to “Key Notes for Week 6”

  1. By DaCharger1 on Oct 15, 2012 | Reply

    Throw the past record out the window!! Thats what it is ! Past!! He has a new receiving core and some dynamic players that he can connect with. Manning is one of the leauges smartest quarterbacks due to how he prepares durring the game to make adjustments.

    One of my biggest gripes and pet peves that will be Phillips downfall until he corrects, is that he does NOT study film durring the game to make the needed adjustments to what the opposing defenses are throwing at him!! Watch last weeks tape between Saints and Chargers!! Everytime Brees did not convert 3rd down, you saw him on the bench studying film shots of the prior defensive looks so he can make the adgustments the next time they gave the look. !!

    After Phillip did not convert on a third down, he goes to the bench and pouts!! Unlike the other elite quarterbacks ( Brees, Brady, Roethelisburger, Eli and Payton Manning: NOTE : ALL HAVE SUPERBOWLS!!) They go to the bench and study film shots in order to improve and make corrections!! Phillip, in order to get to the top, you must take a page from all of your draft class and duplicate what they do in order to be successful !! Lets get it done baby!! BOLTUP!!!


  2. By Josh on Oct 15, 2012 | Reply

    Philip rivers needs to be fired after todays game along with the whole coaching staff. How do you lose when you are up by 24 your pitiful. I have been a long time fan over 20 years and let me tell you after todays performance I will be looking for a new team to follow because I am so sick of being let down by this piss poor football team!!

  3. By colin on Oct 15, 2012 | Reply

    what a let down tonight up 24-0 at the half..changes have to be made .we are going down hill .bring back dou.g flutie

  4. By Pissed on Oct 15, 2012 | Reply

    When are we going to get rid of Philip Rivers. I didn’t like when we drafted him. We got rid of everyone that was part of a great Charger team of the past, except for Gates. IT IS TIME TO DUMP THIS GLORY HOUND GUNSLINGER!!!!

  5. By klatuberatanicto on Oct 15, 2012 | Reply

    This had to be the WORST second half of football Ive seen in at least a few decades. Maybe even the worst second half Ive EVER seen, and Im a 45 year old man! I cant even count how many games Ive seen in 45 years,. but I probably could count the number of debacles like this I’ve witnessed on one hand! How do you blow a 20+ point lead!? Unbelievable! I dont know what the issue is, but this has to stop! Im about ready to just throw in the towel here, (much like our team does after half time). THIS is why our games are blacked out. Its not the fans, IT’S THE TEAM!

  6. By Fire Turner/Play 60 Minutes on Oct 15, 2012 | Reply

    I am DONE with TURNER!!!!!!!’FIRE HIM NOW!!!!!

  7. By Rivers and Norv MUST go! on Oct 15, 2012 | Reply

    What a pathetic display of “professional” football by the Chargers. Rivers doesn’t have a clue about closing out a game and Norv just doesn’t have a clue period. It’s time to rebuild… again!

  8. By Roland Deschain on Oct 15, 2012 | Reply

    What is Norv going to learn this week? Last week I heard every sorry excuse about how they were going to learn from their mistakes and adjust. Well AJ needs to learn from his mistake and fire Norv Turner before the season goes down the tubes or he’ll be out on his ass too (not a bad thing). The Chargers schedule only gets tougher from here. They have the 6th hardest schedule in the league, they needed to be at least 5-2 through the first 8 weeks (I am assuming they might be able to beat the 1-5 Browns in 2 weeks) and right now they have no chance at that and only give them a 50/50 chance at being 4-3.

    AJ if you need a list of what’s wrong with the Chargers here you go:

    1. Whenever they have a lead they play like they are up by 21 with 5 min to go.

    Root Cause: Bad coaching, they fail to keep the players disciplined and keep the pressure on.

    2. When they are behind they fail to make adjustments and continue to try to do the same things over and over again, it is no wonder their opponents are able to jump all the routes, get pressure, and force the Chargers into mistakes.

    Root Cause: Bad coaching, they fail to adjust their play calling for the situations at hand (NORV CALLS THE OFFENSE!!!!)

    3. Team is very undisciplined as evidenced by the number of penalties this year and in key situations (happened last year too).

    Root Cause: Bad coaching, “player’s coaches” don’t get in the face of their players and call them out on their mistakes or make them accountable for what they do. Bill Parcells grabbed the face mask of Lawrence Taylor after an unnessary roughness call. Norv Turner “asks” his players to consider their mistakes and hope they adjust. Parcell cut a special teams player after blowing a game. Norv says they are going to “learn from their mistakes” after blowing a game.

    If you need more reason just send me an email and I’ll send them to you. However if you just want to save yourself the trouble take accountability for your mistake and fire Norv Turner.

    I don’t care that Phillip Rivers “likes” Norv as well as most of the other players. Steve Young was ready punch George Seifert in the face back 1994 after Seifert called him out. All they did that year was win the Super Bowl by kicking the Chargers ass 49-26. Get a coach who will get in their get the most of these players instead of letting the inmates run the team.

  9. By kevin graham on Oct 15, 2012 | Reply

    I said it 4 years ago philip rivers will never win a superbowl he’s very talented but makes huge mistakes in big games and his record proves it he’s unable to move around the pocket because he is the least athletic player ijn the league barr none. payton saved a drive by running for a first down that brought them back to trail by 7 points. the game has changed and norv’s wayof doing things hasn’t worked in 3 differant orginizations as head coach it’s out dated. the wave of the future is apon us the QB’s who can run when recievers are covered and the offensive blocking fails. these new breed of QB’s are able to use their atheltisism to make plays. rivers only option is to hive the ball towards the reciever and hope it’s not intercepted. time to bench him to hell with his pride it’s about the team not one player. if norv continues toplay rivers he and aj can ask for a ride to the airport becuase thats were they’ll both be heading when the chargers fail to reach the playoffs once again. these are the players aj smith and norv have brought in here, it’s their team and they alone are responsible for what happenes over the course of the season. everyone was saying philip rivers was injured. las year thats why he played so bad. what I saw last season was the end of a QB’s career. 4 turn overs by a QB is not a bad game it has become a trend. it’s time river sat out and let whitehurst see what he can to with the players he has. obviously rivers is NOT the answer to our QB problem becuase he IS the problem.atleast whitehurst is a threat to run when a play breaks down.

  10. By Jim on Oct 16, 2012 | Reply

    Plain and simpe. Phillip Rivers is OVER-RATED. He cant run, he cant scramble, he cant avoid a pass rush and most of all, hew has a piss poor throwing motion. His mechanics are way out of whack.

    Also, when the chargers are in FG range on 3rd down, RUN THE BALL. 3 times in the last 2 games they try to pass it only to get picked, a pick 6 the other way or sacked.

    Rivers sucks plain and simple.

  11. By Bolido 1 on Oct 16, 2012 | Reply

    What an embarrassment on a national tv, as it is the national media has no respect for the SD Chargers and I can see why.

    Every team makes adjustments as they go, but Norm it looks like he only has plan “A” for each game.

    To Spanos please do SD fans a favor and fire AJ & Norm!

  12. By Angry Fan on Oct 16, 2012 | Reply

    AJ and Norv must go!!!!!!!! Bench Rivers he is done.

  13. By Mick on Oct 16, 2012 | Reply

    PLEASE I want the owners to read this post.This is from the heart I wanted Norv Gone since the day he came.So Fire Norv for the sake of the Franshise and what the fans want.I know business is business and you don’t fire when something bad happens but WE want him gone for years now its becoming a thing that can turn the fans agaist are own team.Theres a lot of fake fans that want Rivers gone but I don’t I know he can and will win Super Bowls in San Diego IF we fire Norv and AJ too he thinks of himself first and Norv is not Good enough to be a Head Coach.Im a Loyal Loyal Charger fan.I bleed Powder Blue and Yellow but please.Im a BIG Chargers fan if nothing happens with those 2 I might just become a Football fan only.And it kills me to say that.PS I wanted Rivers for than Eli Manning and still do.BUT that’s why Eli didn’t come this Organization just wants to win enough games to make money not win Championships.If you did read this email me please.I want to hear from you.

  14. By Kevin Kopp on Oct 16, 2012 | Reply

    I agree with all the posts NORV NEEDS TO BE FIRED NOW!! TODAY!! – and the search for a new quarterback needs to also start today. Rivers is not the answer, and can no longer be listed as an elite quarterback. He’s finished. Stick a fork in him and the rest of these idiots, they’ll be lucky to go 6-10 because they can’t finish games, and make adjustments on offense and defense. Isn’t that what coaches are supposed to do? Losers. I’ve stuck with this group through thick and thin, even through the 1-15 season. But I’m done until they get rid of Norv and Rivers. San Diego will NEVER – NEVER win a championship with these clowns. We need to get someone in here like Bill Cowher or Jon Gruden who knows how to kick some tail instead of just calling plays!

  15. By jmc1904 on Oct 16, 2012 | Reply

    what a shame blowing a 24-0 lead . seems they went in to the locker room at half time and started popping bottles and celibrating.norv and aj should of been fired last year ,along with rivers.they let teams come from behind last year in the second half ,its typical norv turner football.and clock management bad.we should of kept drew as qb.when they annouced norv and aj would be back this season i canceled my sesson tix.

  16. By Ryan on Oct 16, 2012 | Reply

    I am glad I did not leave work early to see that game in person.

    I am fortunate that there were Monday and Thursday games, which will limit the games I have to sit through.

    I sat through the Atlanta debacle, and that game was atrocious. The 90+degrees temperature was probably the best part of that game. After wasting a day of my life there, I could not imagine a more pathetic performance. Alas, I was wrong.

    On a side note, it is not often you see such a dismal performance lead three guys out of a job next year. See ya Pip, Norv, and AJ.

  17. By Art Vandelay on Oct 19, 2012 | Reply


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