Bolts Notebook: Rebound Ready

K Nate Kaeding (Chris McGrath/Getty)

The Chargers suffered an excruciating loss in Denver, but the frustration extends beyond the performance of the referees. Injuries on offense and lapses on defense played prominent roles in the 39-38 defeat. SDBoltReport.com's Samantha Fillerup offers her take with game notes and anecdotes.

--Nate Kaeding was perfect again this week, connecting on field-goal attempts of 34, 21 and 28 yards. He is 4-of-4 for the season. He was also stellar on kickoffs, registering touchbacks on six of eight tries.

--The Chargers haven't gotten much play out of their two most recent veteran additions. TE Kris Wilson and OG Kynan Forney have both been tied to the inactive list through the first two games. Forney came from the Atlanta Falcons and started 14 games in 2007. Wilson arrived from the Kansas City Chiefs, where he tallied 24 receptions for 180 yards and one touchdown last season.

--LaDainian Tomlinson is a vital piece of the Chargers' offense, and when he's not blazing, the team's record isn't either. The Chargers' record when he rushes for less than 100 yards falls to 29-43 after Sunday's loss. He had just 10 carries for 26 yards against the Broncos.

--Quentin Jammer played his usual consistent game and led the team with 10 tackles and one forced fumble. Antonio Cromartie recorded three tackles and zero interceptions, making his oft-stated goal of 15 interceptions seem like a stretch. Antoine Cason posted two tackles and a pivotal fourth-quarter interception.

--Antonio Gates was able to contribute despite his toe and hip ailments. He bested 60 receiving yards (61) for the second consecutive week, although the Broncos managed to keep him out of the end zone. Chris Chambers more than picked up the slack, posting four receptions for 83 yards and two touchdowns. Chambers leads the NFL in yards per catch (25.4) amongst players with at least five receptions.

--Philip Rivers was 21 for 33 and racked up 377 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. He threw for more yards than any other passer in Week 2. For the season, Rivers has the second-most passing yards in the AFC (594). His opponent on Sunday, Jay Cutler, leads the NFL with 650 passing yards.

--Broncos receiver Brandon Marshall set a franchise record with 18 receptions for 166 yards and one touchdown. However, he didn't carry Denver's offense by himself. Marshall accounted for less than 35 percent of the Broncos' 486 total net yards.

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