Chargers Lead Bucs 14-7 At End of First Quarter

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers is near perfect in the first quarter. He has hit on five of his six passes for 148 yards and two touchdowns. He has hit TEs Antonio Gates and Danario Alexander on touchdown strikes. Alexander, the team’s leading receiver caught his touchdown pass and rumbled 80 yards for the score.

The chargers have yet to get anything going on their rushing game. RB Ryan Mathews has eight yards on five carries.

For the Buccaneers, QB Josh Freeman connected with TE Dallas Clark for their touchdown. Freeman has connected on four of his seven attempts for 57 yards and the score. RB Doug Martin is the team’s leading receiver with his one reception of 42 yards. Vincent Jackson has two receptions for 12 yards.

Doug Martin also leads the rushing game, with five carries of 32 yards, a 6.4 yard per carry average.

The Buccaneers will start the second quarter on a third-and-12 from their own 18-yard line.

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