Originally Posted by ZiggyZ.
"...their running kept us on our heels enough to open up their passing game." -Charger's LB
Even when they shut down JJ in the 2nd half, Payton kept on running the ball, and it was EXACTLY the right thing to do.
Great play calling.
If you notice, the Chargers abandoned the run late in the game.
Now howmany feel if they had run a lead draw on second down from the six they would have scored on us? We were so intent on stopping the pass, that I just knew they would exploit us with LT.
While we all cuss the running play when the run blitz stops it dead. If you notice, the run is what set up the last touchdown when the Chargers finally had to respect the pass.
I read from posters on many boards asbout their frustration with the play calling.
My belief is the play calling in the second half was some of the best this team has seen in a while.