Wednesday, November 3, 2010

San Diego (3-5) at Houston (4-3) NFL Preview

San Diego (3-5) vs Houston (4-3: San Diego Chargers, NFL best teams in the second half in the past four seasons, that many division titles over that stretch. The Chargers are looking to win back to back games for the first time this season when they go for their fourth win in as many attempts against the Houston Texans on Sunday.

San Diego run of four consecutive titles in the AFC West could be in danger after a slow start. However, the Chargers (3-5) took a little life to a 33-25 victory over Tennessee on Sunday to take a series of three defeats.

The charger should not look too far back to see that they can recover from an 3-5 start. In 2008, they had three wins in halfway point, but continued until the end 8-8.

However, a .500 record not enough to reach the playoffs this season with Oakland 5-2 Kansas City 4-4 already ahead of them. Rivers had another outstanding game last weekend and it seems to emulate the success of the Houston team that ranks last in the NFL against the pass, giving up 299.4 yards per game. Rivers went 27 of 36 for 305 yards and two touchdowns against the Titans,Chargers rally to help a 19-14 deficit in half.

Rivers will lead to another major challenge for the Texans (4-3), trying to fall back on a short week after losing 30-17 to Peyton Manning and Indianapolis on Monday night.

The Texans were 0 for 6 in the third down in half and trailed 17-3 at halftime. Matt Schaub was dismissed three times and threw an interception that Houston fell to third place in the AFC South.

Chargers have won all three games against the Texans, the last game 35-10 in San Diego in 2007, Rivers was 7 of 11 for 130 yards and three touchdowns.

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