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They’re on the Charge

Photo by Noah Coffey

Photo by Noah Coffey

In the second of the Saturday playoff games, the San Diego Chargers who defeated the visiting Indianapolis Colts 23-17 in overtime, boosting their current winning streak to 5. Before the start of the game, the focus was squarely on Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson, who did start and even scored a touchdown. Philip Rivers, however, was the key to this team. He was constantly under pressure by the Colt’s defense; but, he was able to persevere and make the necessary plays to lead his team to victory.

The game was tied at 17 at the end of regulation and San Diego won the coin toss to receive the ball first in overtime. The Chargers methodically moved down the field; but, it was consecutive defensive holding and facemask penalties against Indianapolis that greatly aided the Chargers in their victory. It was Darren Sproles who eventually ran 22 yards for the touchdown and the victory.

The Chargers will next face either Pittsburgh (if Baltimore wins) or Tennessee (if Miami wins)

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