Chargers recap: Notes and Quotes

The San Diego Chargers made it out of the game without suffering a major injury. There was a tentative moment in the third quarter when Ben Leber went down but he was able to leave the field under his own power.

Injury Notes:

Ben Leber went down to injury with 12:26 left in the third quarter. He helped make the tackle on Maurice Morris and Randall Godfrey and Terrence Kiel looked to fall on him. He walked off under his own power minutes later. Leber would not return with a left knee injury, called a left knee contusion after the game.

Matt Wilhelm left the game with a left shoulder in the middle of the third quarter and did not return. The prognosis was a sprained left shoulder.

Kevin House went down in the fourth quarter with a neck injury and did not return.

Shaun Phillips twisted an ankle in the fourth quarter and Jacques Cesaire left the game with a concussion.

Reunion Time:

Randall Godfrey, signed by the Chargers in the offseason went up against his old team, the Seattle Seahawks, for the first time. Godfrey recorded five tackles, four solo, facing the team that let him walk away without a thought.

Godfrey mentioned how the Chargers flew him in and signed him quickly and he has not had a chance to look back, but instead is looking towards the future with the Chargers.

"We have to get this thing turned around," Godfrey said. "We have to start fast."

The other side:

Seattle coach Mike Holmgren provided some excellent post game analysis on the negatives of his own team and therefore positives to the Chargers.

"First-and-goal from the 4. You have a checklist of things to do. (Matt Hasselbeck) didn't do any of them." Holmgren said of the fumble near the Chargers goalline.

"We did three of the dumbest things I've ever seen on a football field," Holmgren added. "We missed the PAT. That might be the first in 15 years."


The Chargers have only had two offensive touchdowns over their past two games. Somehow they have scored 58 points. Thirty points have come from special teams while fourteen have come from the defense.

Shocker coming:

Could the Chargers cut Kevin Dyson? Forget the talk about axing Dwight. It doesn't appear that Dyson is ready to get back into the NFL. He has slipped on virtually every play he has been in. While the receiving corps is not at full health he may be safe, but given his play…

Vanilla defense:

There was a feeling that the Chargers were playing a base 3-4 a little more in the first half of the game. Not true. The team was pummeled by them in the first half and Matt Hasselbeck and his offense was the reason, not a vanilla defense.

"We obviously aren't ready enough to match up against a real efficient football team like Seattle," coach Marty Schottenheimer said.

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