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Week 6 Monday Night Football Upset and Recap – Colts vs Chargers

After an already confusing weekend full of football, Monday night was no different. This was a game that Indianapolis was supposed to use to further their grasp in the AFC South. More than anything, they surely couldn’t risk losing to a team like the Chargers on Monday Night Football, considering the up and down season that San Diego has had all season. But, despite all of this, this is exactly what the Colts did. Unable to get any offense going throughout the entire game, the final score ended as 19-9 in favor of Phillip Rivers and the Chargers.

The Colts have been a feel good story in the last few weeks. Their only loss being to Miami, Andrew Luck has led his team to wins over San Francisco and Seattle, as well as a blowout over the Jags. Things looked to be going well for the Colts and this was their chance in primetime to prove they were legit. Furthermore, next weekend they are getting ready to face off against Peyton Manning and the Broncos, so they could’ve used this game to ramp up more momentum before what should be an emotional game. Instead, the Colts couldn’t even defeat a team that is three games behind the Broncos in the AFC West. We’re sure that next Sunday’s game between the Colts and Broncos will still be worth watching, but it certainly would’ve had more storylines if the Colts would’ve won on Monday.

The Chargers did what other teams have been unable to do this year. They shut down Andrew Luck and held the Colts to only scoring field goals. Overall, Luck was 18-30 for 202 yards, and while he didn’t play poorly, elite quarterbacks are known for playing better than just good when their teams need it (ask Tom Brady if you need any clarification on that).

As for Luck’s counterpart, Philip Rivers did what he needed to do. He went 22-33 for 237 yards, including a touchdown and no turnovers. Rivers favorite target on Monday was Keenan Allen, who had nine catches for 107 yards and a touchdown. For a third-round rookie, this is great news for Allen and is surely another target that Rivers will be happy to utilize as the season progresses.

What may be most important for the Chargers is that they stay within reach of the Chiefs and Broncos in the AFC West. With both of these teams at 6-0, the Chargers can’t have anymore slip-ups if they hope to stay within reach. However with their loss-win-loss-win-loss-win performance so far this year, we’ll be interested to see what they can do next week at Jacksonville. This could be the chance for the Jags to get their first win of the season, considering the roller coaster ride that the Chargers are on.

As for the Colts, they will try and prepare for a surely emotional week. Not only is it tough to lose on Monday night, where they’ll have a short week for practice, but they’ll be back in the national spotlight next Sunday night. There are a bunch of good games on next weekend, but the Colts and Broncos will be one of the most anticipated so far this season.

As for week seven of the season, it’ll kick off on Thursday with Seattle visiting Arizona.

The current betting line is for the Seahawks VS Cardinals is Seattle -7

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