Every week, we'll be picking 4 NFL games each. 1 point for the 1st pick, 2 points for the 2nd pick, 3 points for the 3rd pick, and an upset selection. Chris leads the competition 90.5-60.5 through 14 weeks.
Ben: Panthers (1pt), Seahawks (2pts), Colts (3pts), Chargrs (upset-10.5pts)
Chris: Broncos (1pt), Saints (2pts), 49ers (3pts), Titans (upset-2.5pts)
You need to check out this high school kid who somehow makes a behind-the-back 3-pointer while running out of the gym:
Time once again for my Chargers "3 Questions" blog...a question that was answered, a question that was left unresolved, and a new question that was created during the course of the game. Here's the Chargers vs. Giants edition:
QUESTION ANSWERED: Have Chargers fans forgiven Eli Manning for snubbing San Diego in 2004? That's a big NO. The crowd at Qualcomm Stadium started booing Manning even before the game started, and never really let up. Eli will deny it, but it had to affect him at least a little. You'd have to be a robot to get booed by 65,000 people for over 3 hours and just ignore it completely. Since forcing a draft day trade to the Giants in 2004, Eli has never beaten the Chargers; he's now 0-3 in his career vs. SD.
QUESTION UNRESOLVED: Was the win over the Giants "too little, too late" for the Chargers? While the victory did keep flickering playoff hopes alive, the Chargers didn't get much help in other games. 4th quarter comebacks by both Baltimore and Miami kept the Ravens and Dolphins a game ahead of the Bolts in the race for the final playoff spot in the AFC. To reach the postseason, the Chargers would need to win their final three games (starting Thursday night in Denver), and have both Baltimore and Miami lose at least 2 of their last 3.
QUESTION CREATED: Is Keenan Allen the front-runner for 2013 Offensive Rookie of the Year? The 3rd rounder from Cal has already been annointed by "3 Questions" as the steal of the draft. Now, we're wondering if he's the best rookie in the league. His main competition at this point appears to be running back Giovani Barnard of Cincinnati, but Allen beats him in some key stats. Bernard has rushed for 620 yards and scored 4 touchdowns. Allen has 902 receiving yards and 5 scores. Bernard had a highlight-reel TD run earlier in the season, but Allen added one of the those yesterday with his 5-yard leap to the pylon in the 1st quarter. Allen should easily eclipse 1,000 yards receiving...if he does, the award should be his.
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