Rook Receivers Ready to Roll

Week four brings the Bolts back home for their first divisional game. In many ways, the visiting Chiefs are a mirror image of the Chargers. Both rely on dominating running backs, versatile tight ends and rookie wide receivers from LSU.

The Chargers hope to repeat their last meeting with the Kansas City Chiefs. When the teams met on Dec. 17, LaDainian Tomlinson rushed for 199 yards and a pair of touchdowns. If the Chargers duplicate the win, they will tie a franchise record for most consecutive wins at home (10).

Big Cats on Campus

The Chargers and the Chiefs both used their 2007 first-round picks on wide receivers out of LSU, just the third time in NFL Draft history that two receivers from the same school were chosen in the first round. Both players were drafted by similar teams; however, the receiver with better numbers in college continues the trend in the pros.

In week three, Craig Davis scored his first professional touchdown against the Green Bay Packers. Dwayne Bowe did him one better, helping his team escape a 0-3 start by catching his second touchdown of the season. So far this season, Davis has 46 receiving yards compared to 135 for Bowe.

As Tiger teammates, the pair was dominant. In 2006, Davis totaled 836 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Bowe finished with 990 yards and a dozen scores.

Calling Castillo

After finishing the 2006 season with seven sacks, Luis Castillo has remained quite through three games. The Dancing Bear hopes to rejuvenate his sacking spree the same way he started it -- he recorded his first career sack against the Chiefs in November 2005. The third-year player out of Northwestern sat out Wednesday's practice (foot) but is expected to play on Sunday.

How the West was Won

The Chargers have yet to face a team within the division, so Sunday's game against the 1-2 Chiefs might be just what the coach ordered. The Chiefs narrowly escaped a 0-3 start with their comeback in week three and have only put two touchdowns on the board all season.

The Denver Broncos are the only team in the AFC West with a winning record and the Chargers still face them twice, with the first game on deck in week five. In week six, the Chargers face the Oakland Raiders (1-2). The Chargers and Raiders have both scored seven touchdowns through three weeks, which is amazing given that they were on opposite ends of last year's scoring spectrum.


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