This game features two coaches (and two general managers) that desperately need a victory. It also has more than enough storylines for fans like me that love all 256 NFL games like children, even if a couple of them have crooked teeth:
- When most of America last saw Philip Rivers, he was going through an epic second half turnover spree on "Monday Night Football." His following effort in Cleveland may have been more troubling.
The Chargers offense was held to six points in Cleveland. While the weather didn't help, it's strange to see such a lifeless Chargers offense. Rivers had the team only a first down away from a potential game-winning field goal late last week. Then he threw four straight incompletions. It's hard to imagine that ever happening to Rivers a few years ago.
Schein: Playing Mr. Fix-It
- I watched the game last week using NFL's new TNF Extra App. Cool experience. I might be fined by Roger Goodell for saying anything else, but it really is amazing how quickly spoiled we are by cool second screen experiences. The app has a ton of extra game info, live reports from Solomon Wilcots and interactive features like predicting plays and drives. Download it as part of the NFL '12 app.