In today’s 27-17 victory over the New York Jets the Chargers history books gained some new marks. In turn a lot of game balls were distributed after the game. Coach Turner passed out a game ball to each player – Kendal Reyes, Corey Liuget, Jarret Johnson, Antonio Garay, Donald Butler, Shaun Phillips, Larry English, Brandon Taylor, Melvin Ingram – who amassed one or more of the 11 total sacks by the Chargers defense, marking a new single game record. The old single game record was 9 sacks in 2010.
The other game ball goes without saying as Antonio Gates scored the 82nd touchdown of his career, surpassing Chargers great Lance Alworth to make him the Chargers all time touchdown reception leader.
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After a resounding 34-24 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers, Coach Norv Turner decided his game ball would go to Reggie Wells and Kevin Haslam.
Haslam took over for Jeromey Clary in last week’s game and started at the left tackle position. Wells was signed just earlier this week and started at right tackle, this being his first game of 2012 and first start since 2010. Haslam on the other hand was starting for the first time in his career.
Haslam and Wells were called upon at the 11th hour to fill voids of an ailing Chargers offensive line and they did just that.
Another game ball was dished out in the locker room, but this one was given by Chairman of the Board and President Dean Spanos to Coach Turner as a result of securing the franchise’s first win in Pittsburgh, as well as scoring the most points against them. The team was ecstatic to see their Coach be honored.
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After the Chargers 31-13 win over their division rival Kansas City Chiefs, Coach Turner gave his game balls to Jarret Johnson and Demorrio Williams for their stellar performances on the defensive side of the ball, and gave one each to Danario Alexander and Seyi Ajirotutu on the offensive side.
Johnson had a strip sack in the end zone resulting in a Chargers recovery for a TD while Williams had the first pick six of his career. On offense, Alexander had three catches for 60 yards with a long of 30, while Ajirotutu had one long catch for 28 yards.
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Coach Turner couldn’t help but give his game ball to three players after today’s decisive victory over the Kansas City Chiefs, Jackie Battle, Demorrio Williams, and Le’ron McClain, all three of whom’s last performance at Arrowhead was in a Chiefs uniform.
Today, all three players were given a token of gratitude for their performance representing the blue and gold.
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The Chargers dominated on all fronts as they bounce to a 17-0 lead at the end of the first quarter against the Chiefs.
The Bolts held the ball for 10:37 of the 1st quarter, forced two turnovers, and held the league’s number one ranked rushing team in the league to a negative twelve yards on the ground.
– Philip Rivers completes the 2000 pass of his career
– Eddie Royal catches his 10th career touchdown
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After a Sunday of Chargers football excellence, Coach Turner decided the game ball deservedly had to be given to the entire offensive and defensive line. The defensive line held one of the league’s best rusher’s in Chris Johnson, to a total 17-yards rushing while the Chargers offensive line allowed for 148 total yards rushing and Rivers to go 24 for 32, with 284 yards, and 3 TDs. A final score of 38-10 on a blistering hot day in San Diego puts the Chargers at 2-0 on the season.
Let us know who gets your game ball today…
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Mike Harris, undrafted rookie free agent from UCLA, proved his worth and then some on his NFL career debut by getting awarded tonight’s game ball. Harris, coming in for injured Jared Gaither at left tackle showed tonight that he can not only compete at the NFL caliber but can be a game changer.
Who do you think should have gotten tonight’s game ball?
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Tonight Philip Rivers showed us what he is famous for, spreading the ball and hitting seven different receivers down field. Malcom Floyd topped the reception list with four catches for 66 yards. Rivers kept the ball moving downfield which also helped set up Kaeding for a perfect night thru the uprights.
Tell us your thoughts on the Chargers receiving core debut …..
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Antonio Garay has returned to practice today after suffering an ankle injury on August 11th. Garay missed the Chargers final two preseason games.
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Like all NFL teams, Chargers will trim the roster to reach the league-mandated limit of 75 players by 1 p.m. today. Final cuts will come Friday when teams have to reach the 53-man roster limit.
Who deserves to makes the Chargers 2012 roster? Have your say in the comments.
Update: Chargers.com’s Ricky Henne has the latest round of cuts posted.
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