Roundup: Plenty to worry about in San Diego

The Chargers could not stop the Steelers on Sunday night, though they made it close at the end. RB LaDainian Tomlinson rushed for only 15 yards. LB Shawne Merriman looks like he is still recovering from offseason surgery. But coach Norv Turner is not ready to write the season off yet.

L.T. struggles again. (Keith Srakocic / Associated Press)

Chargers RB LaDainian Tomlinson struggled again Sunday night, rushing for only 15 yards against the Steelers. (Keith Srakocic / Associated Press)

San Diego Union-Tribune columnist Tim Sullivan, however, believes there is still plenty to be worried about in San Diego.

    Turner is probably right. The Chargers figure to be better as the season progresses, if only because there are no more Super Bowl champions on their schedule. Philip Rivers is a capable quarterback with big-play receivers and he’s going to keep putting up points if playing one-dimensional catch-up does not land him in the hospital.
    But if a division title looked to be low-hanging fruit in August, it now appears to be a long, arduous climb. The Denver Broncos are already 4-0, and can extend their AFC West lead against New England during the Chargers’ bye week.

Some other stories of note from around the Web on a Monday morning.

    • What is holding up the Chiefs? RB Larry Johnson says that it is ego. The team had five chances inside of the 5-yard line Sunday. The Chiefs passed the ball four times instead of trying to run it.
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