San Diego’s worst home record in a season from 2006-2011 was 5-3. San Diego currently has a 2-4 record at home and as of this writing, they are losing 31-7 at home to the Carolina Panthers.
Philip Rivers became San Diego’s starting quarterback in 2006. Rivers has eight touchdowns and nine interceptions at home this season. This would be the first season that Rivers has more interceptions than touchdowns at home as a starter.
Ryan Mathews averaged 86 rushing yards per game at home last season and 70 on the road. Mathews averages 57 yards per game at home this season and 67 per game on the road.
San Diego lost at home to Carolina and the Atlanta Falcons in 2008 and this is about to happen again. There has to be major changes for San Diego to be dominant at home again.
The Lighting Bolts have to be better at running the football because they rank 29th in yards per rushing attempt, San Diego’s offensive line ranks sixth in sacks allowed and the punt return game has been horrible.
A loss today would eliminate San Diego from playoff contention for the third year in a row because it would be impossible for them to catch the 8-6 Cincinnati Bengals who own the tiebreaker.
There were high expectations for San Diego after they started the season with a 3-1 record, but it appears as though they will come up short for the third straight season.