Here are my Top Five Chargers players against the Chiefs:
Top Defensive Player: Corey Liuget
The Chargers defense played well this week. Let me rephrase: The defensive line of the Chargers played very well! They got pressure up front, forced fumbles and gave the Chargers offense great starting field position off those turnovers. The first fumble from Charles was forced by Liuget. Corey had a great game. He caused the first fumble, sacked Cassel and recovered a fumble from Cassel that was caused by Vaughn Martin. Liuget was just involved in the play making for the defense in this game.
Top Offensive Player: Jared Gaither
Gaither finally played this season in this game. It must have been a relief to Rivers for having him back. They needed him for sure in this game to keep Tamba Hali off Rivers. Jared played well for the most part and gave Rivers time to throw the ball down field in the first half on the Chargers scoring drives early in the game. Let’s hope he can stay healthy this season. Other notable players on offense: Jackie Battle who played well in his start and got some good runs and touchdowns. Also, Ryan Mathews moved the chains and had some good runs toward the end of the game as well.
Top Special Teams Player: Nick Novak
Novak played well in his first game as a Chargers (again). He didn’t kick a lot of field goals but when he did, he made them and looked to be happy and energized to be out on the field again.
Top Veteran Player: Antonio Gates
Gates had a very good first half in this game! He was moving the chains for the Chargers offense which setup the early touchdowns in the game. He made Eric Berry WORK in the first half! Barry could not cover Gates and left him easy lanes on his routes to make easy catches and pick up good yards after the catch. Always good seeing Gates do his thing on the field in a win!
Top Rookie Player: Melvin Ingram
Melvin was part of the Defense doing well this week he batted a pass down from Cassel and was part of the defense which stopped Jamaal Charles from having a good game.
Who are YOUR top fives?