Friday, December 17, 2010
Action Jackson: Vincent Jackson scores 3 TDs in Rout of 49'ers
The Chargers got off to a hot start, with Philip Rivers going for the home run, and connecting with his trusty old target, in Vincent Jackson. The play went for a 58 yard score, and the Chargers led 7-0.
The 49'ers squandered their best opportunity to score, when Alex Smith appeared to score on a 7 yard touchdown run. The Chargers challenged the play, and Smith was ruled down at the 1 yard line. On 4th and goal from the 1, Anthony Dixon was stuffed. The Niners didn't sniff the end zone again until late in the fourth.
Philip Rivers played another brilliant game, going 19-25, for 273 yards, and 3 TD's, all to Vincent Jackson. Rivers also went over 4,000 yards for the third consecutive season. In the game, he also put up a ridiculous QB rating of 150.5.
As well as the offensive played, the defense held up to their #1 ranking. They harassed former Helix standout Alex Smith all night, sacking him 6 times, and taking away his biggest offensive weapons in Michael Crabtree(3 catches, 17 yards) and Vernon Davis(1 catch, 4 yards). The Niners finished with just 192 yards of total offense.
The Chargers next game is against the woeful Bengals, who have lost 11 games in a row. That game, originally a Sunday night game, has been moved to 10AM.
Posted by Kevin Charity at 12:25 AM