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sd4chiefs
10-24-2005, 10:07 AM
4th-quarter blues
The Chargers have blown fourth-quarter leads in all four of their losses. The lowlights:

DALLAS AT CHARGERS, SEPT. 11

Chargers lead: 24-21, inside four minutes left

What happened: Cowboys drive 44 yards on nine plays Drew Bledsoe hitting Keyshawn Johnson on a 2-yard TD pass to take the lead after the Chargers' Mike Scifres shanks a punt.

Key play: Aaron Glenn intercepts Drew Brees in the end zone with 24 seconds left and the result still in doubt.Final score: 28-24

CHARGERS AT DENVER, SEPT. 18

Chargers lead: 14-10, inside nine minutes left

What happened: After Kyle Johnson's 3-yard run gives the Broncos a 17-14 lead, Nate Kaeding makes a 42-yard field goal to tie it. However, Denver drives 57 yards on 12 plays and Jason Elam makes a 41-yard field goal with five seconds left to win it.

Key stat: Ron Dayne has 38 yards on six carries on the winning drive.

Final score: 20-17

PITTSBURGH AT CHARGERS, OCT. 10

Chargers lead: 22-21, inside one minute left

What happened: After the Chargers score to take the lead in the fourth quarter, the Steelers go 40 yards in 11 plays and win it on Jeff Reed's 40-yard field goal with six seconds left.

Key stat: Jerome Bettis has 21 yards on seven carries on the winning drive.

Final score: 24-22

CHARGERS AT PHILADELPHIA, OCT. 23

Chargers lead: 17-13, inside three minutes left

What happened: The Chargers attempt to take a 7-point lead but a 40-yard field goal attempt is blocked and Matt Ware returns it 65 yards for a TD.

Key play: The Chargers are driving with less than two minutes to go, but Reche Caldwell fumbles at the Eagles 19.

Final score: 20-17

http://www.signonsandiego.com/sports/chargers/20051024-9999-1s24chargers.html

htismaqe
10-24-2005, 10:17 AM
That's patented MartyBall.

Keep it close and try to get the bounces at the end. Eventually, it catches up to you, which is why we appeared to be great one year and dramatically worse the next under Marty.

Crush
10-24-2005, 10:18 AM
Typical Marty Ball.

jspchief
10-24-2005, 10:24 AM
If the Chargers had enough fans to have a message board, it would be imploding.

Hoover
10-24-2005, 10:26 AM
If the Chargers had enough fans to have a message board, it would be imploding.
classic!

Lzen
10-24-2005, 11:16 AM
Martyocre.