Philip Rivers completed 78 percent of his passes and averaged nine yards per pass attempt, but an inexcusable throw led to a costly interception that was returned for a touchdown in the fourth quarter of San Diego’s loss to Tampa Bay.
San Diego started the season with a 2-0 record, but they are 2-5 in their last seven games. San Diego trails the Denver Broncos by two games for the AFC West lead.
The Lightning Bolts will play Denver on Sunday, which will more than likely be a make or break game for San Diego.
There are seven games left for San Diego in the 2012 NFL season. San Diego still has a shot at making the playoffs for the first time since 2009, but they have to play better as a team.
Rivers has thrown 12 interceptions this season which is tied for second in the NFL. San Diego averages 3.9 yards per rushing attempt which ranks 18th in the league.
San Diego ranks 17th in receiving yards per game and they are tied for 27th with the Arizona Cardinals in yards per reception.
San Diego is not getting pressure on quarterbacks because their 14 sacks are tied for 28th in the league.
There are always high expectations for San Diego because they are one of three teams without a losing record since the 2003 NFL season. In order for the Chargers to save their season, they have to win on Sunday in Denver.