The Chargers and Chiefs share the same strengths: dynamic running backs, dominating tight ends and…
Bolts Tackle Defensive Issues
The Chargers, with the No. 22-ranked defense, need to bounce back against the Chiefs. In Green Bay, the Chargers' shoddy tackling was one of the reasons Greg Jennings took a slant pass 57 yards for the game-winning score, right through the heart of the Chargers' defense.
"We should know how to tackle," said Merriman, who had but two assists on tackles in Green Bay. "That's something we got into each other during the week and after the game. It's something that we will correct."
Being sure-handed is a must against an offense featuring a hard-running Larry Johnson -- his hamstring-willing -- rugged tight end Tony Gonzalez and physical wide receiver Dwayne Bowe.
--ILB Matt Wilhelm sat out Thursday's practice with a calf injury. He won't play Sunday and will be replaced by Carlos Polk. Tim Dobbins will see some action, too. Polk and Dobbins have struggled in filling in for Wilhelm.
--WR Vincent Jackson wasn't able to do all the drills with a sore back. He should go on Sunday.
--DE Luis Castillo (foot) was back working a full practice for the first time this week.
--C Quentin Jammer (headache) was back working after skipping Wednesday's practice.
--WR Eric Parker (toe) is out. Rookie Craig Davis replaces him in the lineup.
--LG Kris Dielman (foot) continues to work.
--RG Mike Goff (knee) continues to work.
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