Chargers Notes and Quick Hits from the League

It may not be the biggest story, but how can you not feel for all-around good-guy Stephen Davis. Exiled out of Washington because his salary was too big - right, more like he didn't fit into the 'fun and gun' offense of coach-visor.

Whatever the case, Davis came up big again Sunday, rushing for 159 yards, with a touchdown, and most importantly, he was a major factor in the 4-0 New Orleans Saints. The Saints played reasonably well on Sunday, but it does not look good for head coach Jim Haslett.

How sorry has the 2003 season been for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Jacksonville Jaguars rookie quarterback Byron Leftwich is now the man in Jacksonville. Starting his second game for the Jaguars, he completed 19 of 28 passes for 336 yards and two touchdowns leading the Jaguars over the winless San Diego Chargers. The Mark Brunell era in Jacksonville appears to have come to an end, as the veteran signal-caller is now expected to lend his support to Leftwich. Wide receiver Jimmy Smith returned from a four-game suspension, hauling in 8 passes for 137 yards as the Jaguars won their first game of the season for head coach jack Del Rio.

What more can be said about the job Philadelphia Eagles. With an aggressive, quick-hitting passing attack led by quarterback Quincy Carter, the Cowboys have utilized the speed and quickness they possess at the wide receiver position. This facet of their game may prove to be beneficial for the Cowboys as the Eagles are without cornerback Brian Dawkins and their status for the game on Sunday is questionable.

There is nobody feeling sorry for the Oakland Raiders, nobody, except maybe the Raider fans. The defending AFC champion Oakland Raiders have been staggered and may be down for the count. Heading into Chicago and losing to a Bears team that has been just a hair better than terrible to start the season, something is wrong with the picture. Need we mention the Raiders were leading 18-3, before the great collapse and loss 24-21? Just watch, baby head onto Cleveland this Sunday, where we can hear Browns fans getting all over their team, before pulling out a come from behind win over the hapless Raiders. Just win, baby!

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