RUSHING OFFENSE: C -- LaDainian Tomlinson isn't being silent about the Chargers' need to run the ball more. But this remains a pass-first offense, and the running game struggled finding a rhythm. That said, the team rushed for 120 yards. The lack of a reliable fullback continues to haunt the Chargers; now rookie Jacob Hester takes over the role once held by Pro Bowler Lorenzo Neal.
LB Stephen Cooper
RUSH DEFENSE: B -- Jamal Williams was a monster in the middle, and the rest of the run defense fed off him. Joseph Addai did rush for 70 yards, averaging 4.4 yards on 16 carries. He gashed the Chargers on a 23-yard run. OLB Shaun Phillips had some key tackles.
SPECIAL TEAMS: B -- Nate Kaeding hit a clutch 47-yard field goal to tie the game with 90 seconds left -- too much time to leave for Manning. Kaeding also had a 35-yarder. The coverage units were fine, and the return games featured a 26-yard kickoff return by Darren Sproles.
COACHING: F -- Not Norv Turner's finest moment. His decision-making down the stretch was odd when he elected to go for a field goal after burning a timeout when he didn't have to. Before the half, the offense took over at the Chargers 27-yard line with 34 seconds remaining and two timeouts. Turner at first sat on the ball then changed his mind after a few gains. Why not push it from the start when trying to match the Colts offense? The defense continues to improve under Ron Rivera, but it still couldn't make the last stop to win the game for the fourth time this season.