Will it be San Diego or Dallas that's handed their first taste of defeat in the preseason? The Chargers are hosting the game this Saturday and are currently favored by a field goal in the NFL odds.
Hopes are high for both the Chargers and Cowboys this season, two teams that have all the talent in the world but have for various reasons failed to live up to the expectations bestowed upon them.
San Diego opened exhibition play with a 21-13 win over the Green Bay Packers at home.
Philip Rivers saw limited live action and finished 3-of-5 for 37 yards with one touchdown and one interception. Ryan Mathews had one carry for five yards while backup running back Ronnie Brown tallied up eight yards on three carries.
Mathews may have picked up five yards on his only carry, but we'd be willing to bet he'd take that back if it meant he wouldn't have broken the clavicle in his shoulder. It's a big blow for the Chargers, who were expecting Mathews to become the workhorse running back everyone thought he could be this season.
All hope's not lost though as there's a good possibility he'll be able to return by the start of the regular season.
The Chargers also had to be happy with what they saw out of Jarrett Lee, who came in and completed 15-of-22 passes for 235 yards and a touchdown. Lee should see plenty of time this weekend as well against the Cowboys.
As for Rivers, he had to be pleased with his receiving options. Not only does he have Malcom Floyd and Robert Meachem, but there's also Antonio Gates, Vincent Brown and Eddie Royal. That's a lot of firepower to work with.
Things seem to be shaping up nicely for the Chargers. Let's see how they fare this Saturday against another hungry team in Dallas.
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