The San Diego Chargers suffered an embarrassing loss at home to the Denver Broncos last week. San Diego had a 24-0 lead at halftime and looked to be well on their way to a two game lead in the AFC West.
San Diego lost last week’s game 35-24, but it was just the beginning of their issues. San Diego’s receivers were accused by a referee of using stickum, which was banned by the NFL in 1981.
This allows someone to catch a football with relative ease because the substance makes the ball very likely to stick to one’s hands.
San Diego’s coaches and players have denied use of the substance in their loss, but time will tell if they are telling the truth.
If San Diego’s receivers used stickum, it will just add to the humiliation they suffered after blowing a 24-0 lead at home.
San Diego’s next game will take place on Sunday against the Cleveland Browns on the road. Cleveland has a 1-6 record this season while San Diego is 3-3, so the Chargers have a shot at getting back on track with a win.
However, if the rumors are true, suspensions could happen which will be the last thing that San Diego needs.
San Diego ranks 18th in yards per rushing attempt while they are tied with the Philadelphia Eagles for 20th in yards per pass attempt.
If San Diego’s receivers are suspended, it will put added pressure on Philip Rivers because he is tied for third in the NFL with nine interceptions while only five teams have allowed more sacks than San Diego’s offensive line.