Originally written on NBC San Diego  |  Last updated 11/4/14

SAN DIEGO - AUGUST 15: Quarterback Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers wears a headset on the sidelines in the game with the Seattle Seahawks on August 15, 2009 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
"One! Two! Three! Four! The San Diego Chargers have hit the floor!" "Five games, proclaim: All these losses seem the same!" Poor field position, poor red-zone offense, poor ball protection, poor clock management — the lack of Chargers wealth of late has them well outside the NFL's elite, and in the AFC West, no team is worse. Mistakes, not injuries, are what doomed the depleted Chargers on Sunday, as the team coughed up the ball three times, including two head-scratching Philip Rivers interceptions, to lose 31-20 at Soldier Field. The Chargers, losers of fifth straight, are on their longest skid since an 0-5 start in 2003. Rivers threw for 280 yards, and for most the game, he played brilliantly — little like the quarterback who has been selling off interceptions like stock on Wall Street. Two errors cleared up any confusion. The Bears led 31-20 in the fourth when cornerback Antoine Cason returned an interception 64 yards to the Chicago 16. Rivers tried to squeeze a third-down pass t...
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