San Diego Chargers 23, Steelers 13
Game Ball: Chargers QB Phillip Rivers
Play of the Game: Chargers safety Marlon McCree's interception of Ben Roethlisberger's pass at the Chargers 42 yard line in the fourt quarter, which killed the Steelers last hopes of coming back.
Coaching: C...failure to make adjustments.
QB: D...Ben Roethlisberger didn't look anywhere near "game ready"...he looked confused, hesitant and unsure of himself.
Running Game: D...57 yards for RB Willie Parker? Sad.
Passing Game: C...WR Hines Ward, WR Nate Washington, and TE Heath Miller looked focused, but WR Santonio Holmes remained a non-factor, and Big Ben threw some pretty poor passes.
Defense: C - ...While still the strength of the team, making some great plays at times, they simply gave up too many plays.
Special Teams: B...noticeable improvement.
Chargers analysis: I don't think they are a playoff team, but they really have some talent and, with the development of Philip Rivers, could be a real threat in a year or two to the top NFL teams.