Chargers roll again, 34-21

The San Diego Chargers are creating a home dominance. Two consecutive victories over tough defensive teams have paved the way to a 3-2 season. The Chargers came out with a vengeance and pummeled the Jaguars, 34-21.

LaDainian Tomlinson sat on the sidelines for most of the fourth quarter. His replacement, Jesse Chatman, needed two runs to take the ball 72 yards down the field for a touchdown. His first run went 31 yards and his touchdown run went 41 yards to put the Chargers up 34-14 with 10:02 to go.

The Chargers took the opening drive of the game 66 yards for a touchdown. Only two of the 11 plays were rushes and Drew Brees went 7-for-9 for 55 yards, capping the drive with a one yard toss to Antonio Gates.

After the Bolts forced a three and out, Brees hit Tomlinson in the flat and the talented running back took the ball 54 yards down the field to the Jacksonville 19. He was rewarded for his efforts with a touchdown run from one yard out, diving over the pile to put the Chargers up by 14.

Drayton Florence picked off a Byron Leftwich pass and returned it forty yards to the Jacksonville 21. That setup a Brees pass to a wide open Gates for another score to put the Bolts up 21-0.

Jacksonville countered with their first touchdown of the game, going 77 yards on 15 plays. The Jags converted a fourth down and one from the two yard line and punched it in one play later when Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala busted through.

The Chargers came out of the half with an offense that was able to move the ball. Unfortunately the drive stalled at the three yard line and Nate Kaeding booted a 21 yard field goal.

Jamar Fletcher, playing instead of Sammy Davis, jumped a route and intercepted a Leftwich pass at the 13. The Chargers would get another Kaeding field goal, this one from 28 yards out to put them up 27-7.

Leftwich brought the Jags back with just under 11 minutes to go in the fourth. The Jags converted another fourth down on the drive and the 14 play drive was capped by a Leftwich run from two yards out for a touchdown.

Leftwich went 7-for-7 for 79 yards in response to the Chatman score. The Jags punched in their final score of the game with just over seven minutes to go but would not get any closer.


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