Chargers show plenty of “Hart” in win over Chiefs

By Adam Sweeney  |   Tuesday, November 11, 2008  |  Comments( 1 )

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If the Chargers make the playoffs this season, they may look back on Sunday's 20-19 win over Kansas City as the turning point of their campaign. Say what you want about the Chargers. Are they underachieving? Probably. Inconsistent? Definitely. But there's no doubt that this team has a measure of pride and lately it's shown the ability to dig its heels in when it's needed to most. Strong safety Clinton Hart proved that statement as he batted away a Tyler Thigpen two-point conversion pass that would have given the Chiefs the victory.

Commentary: Hart, whom tight end Tony Gonzalez abused throughout the day, rebounded from his miscues -- including a questionable pass interference call -- to emerge as the defensive hero for San Diego in Week 10.

Commenting on Kansas City's call for a two-point conversion, Hart said, "As the call happened, I said to myself, I wasn't going to let him score this two-point conversion."

San Diego was one play away from being 3-6, essentially three games behind the AFC West-leading Denver Broncos. (Denver so far has the head-to-head tiebreaker after beating San Diego 39-38 in Week 2.)

Fan Pulse: Some Bolts fans think cornerback Antonio Cromartie is really hurting their team's defense.

Fantasy Football Commentary: When will LaDainian Tomlinson start putting up points? Spreading the wealth may help the Chargers, but it is killing L.T.'s owners. Is it time to trade him? Maybe so. The fantasy playoffs are only a few weeks away.

Injury Watch: Cromartie has been burdened by a hip injury all season, but he played through it Sunday.
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About Adam Sweeney

Adam Sweeney spent 4 years as an opinions and arts & entertainment columnist with the Lone Star Lutheran, also working with Sports Illustrated.com. Along with his work on Realfootball 365 he currently is a contributor for Film School Rejects, SLAM Online, Talkhoops.net, and C-Heads Magazine.
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