Chargers' ugly start hits new low in loss to ailing Steelers
Chargers' ugly start hits new low in loss to ailing Steelers
Los Angeles Chargers 17 - 16 Chicago Bears . Philip Rivers passed for 201 yards and a touchdown and Chicago’s Eddy Pineiro missed a potential game-winning 41-yard field goal wide left as time expired and the visiting Los Angeles Chargers held on for a 17 - 16 victory against the Bears .
Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers throws a pass in the first half of an NFL wild card playoff football game against the Baltimore Ravens Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery ( 17 ) and teammates celebrate after Chicago Bears kicker Cody Parkey misses a field goal during the
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago kicker Eddy Pineiro missed a 41-yard field goal as time expired and the Los Angeles Chargers hung on to beat Chicago 17-16 on Sunday.
The Bears (3-4) took over at their 35 with 1:33 remaining and had a chance to win it after driving all the way to the 21. Chicago had quarterback Mitchell Trubisky take a knee with about 40 seconds left rather than try to get closer to the goal line. And Pineiro, who hit an upright on a miss earlier, hooked the potential winner wide left as time expired.
Chargers melt down when home field turns into Steeler mill
CARSON, Calif. - With their stadium dominated by fans of the opposing team, the Los Angeles Chargers had to do something Sunday night to get the home crowd into the game. Instead, they immediately fell behind by two touchdowns for the second consecutive week, were scoreless into the fourth quarter and ran out of time in trying to come back in a 24-17 loss to Pittsburgh. The Steelers came to The goal, for visiting teams, typically is to take the home crowd out of the game.
Chicago (3-5). Bears . CHI. Scoring Play: (Shotgun) P. Rivers pass short left to D.Woodhead for 14 yards, TOUCHDOWN. 7. - 16 . Scoring Play: J.Lambo 31 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-M.Windt, Holder-M.Scifres. INSIGHTS. Stats. Bears . Chargers . TEAM.
The Denver Broncos defeated the San Diego Chargers at a Mile High 27-19 in an important AFC West matchup. The Broncos offense looked bad again with struggles persiting on the offensive line, Trevor Siemian missing some throws Safety Justin Simmons made his first career sack on Philip Rivers .
That allowed the Chargers (3-5) to snap a three-game losing streak and avoid their first 0-4 October since 2000, while the Bears dropped their third in a row. Los Angeles also picked up its first victory in seven road games all-time against Chicago and its first win at Soldier Field after losing four.
Philip Rivers threw an 11-yard touchdown to Austin Ekeler in the fourth quarter for the go-ahead touchdown with just over eight minutes left in the game after Melvin Ingram recovered a fumble by Trubisky in Chicago territory.
Rivers was 19 of 29 for 201 yards, a touchdown and an interception. Melvin Gordon ran for a score. Joey Bosa had two sacks, and the Chargers picked up their first victory since a win at Miami on Sept. 29.
Rookie David Montgomery ran for a career-high 135 yards and one touchdown, after Chicago set a franchise low with seven rushing attempts the previous week against New Orleans.
The Chargers found an incredible way to lose a game and NFL fans crushed them
The Chargers found another way to blow a game.On Sunday they took things to a new level in the final minute of their game against Ryan Tannehill and the Titans in Nashville as a fumble by Melvin Gordon inside the 1-yard line gave Tennessee a 23-20 win… and gave the Chargers another brutal ending to add to their vast collection.
The Denver Broncos beat the San Diego Chargers 17 -3 on Sunday in a low scoring injury riddled game. Brock Osweiler connected with Demaryius Thomas in the first quarter for the only offensive Von Miller sacked Philip Rivers several times, and Danny Trevethan intercepted Rivers for a pick six.
Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers ( 17 ) passes against the Oakland Raiders during the first half of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif OAKLAND — Nick Novak missed his first field goal attempt on Sunday. He wasn’t about to squander his second. Less than two weeks after being
Trubisky completed 23 of 35 passes for 253 yards an interception. But the Bears came away with just one touchdown and three field goals in five trips inside the 20.
Montgomery capped a 75-yard touchdown drive to start the second half when he ran it in from the 4 following a 31-yard reception by Allen Robinson, stretching Chicago's lead to 16-7. The Chargers then drove to the 2, but settled for a 20-yard field goal by Chase McLaughlin after Ekeler got stopped on third down.
They missed another huge opportunity after Casey Hayward Jr. returned an interception 37 yards to the 20 early in the fourth. Keenan Allen dropped a 24-yard pass in the end zone on third down and Chase McLaughlin missed the field goal.
But Trubisky gave it right back, losing a fumble that Ingram - back after missing three games with a hamstring injury - recovered for Los Angeles. The Chargers took over on the Bears' 26, and grabbed a 17-16 lead on the touchdown catch by Ekeler, who ducked under Danny Trevathan before crossing the goal line.
Bears ripped for questionable play-calling; coach Matt Nagy defends call that set up missed field goal
The Bears and their coach got crushed for their play-calling Sunday.
Kicker Eddy Pineiro missed a potential game-winning kick that sent the Bears ’ season spiraling out of control. LOSERS: Eddie Jackson and Leonard Floyd. Jackson got beat in coverage multiple times Pineiro missed two kicks on the day, including the potential 41-yard game winner, and Nagy, while
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Chargers: The Chargers were without starting DLs Brandon Mebane (knee) and Justin Jones (shoulder).
Bears: LB Isaiah Irving left in the second quarter with a quad injury.
Chargers: Host Green Bay next Sunday.
Bears: Visit Philadelphia next Sunday.
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