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Chargers squander red-zone opportunities

The Chargers' offense had plenty of chances to reach the end zone, but the Patriots rose to the test when needed, writes Len Pasquarelli.

Originally Published: January 20, 2008
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- When the San Diego Chargers gather Monday to review videotape of Sunday's 21-12 loss to the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game, there are certain to be the normal regrets and recriminations about plays not made and opportunities squandered.

But when the Chargers' offense sees its lackluster performance in the red zone -- three trips, no touchdowns -- the players likely will feel downright nauseous.

"It just makes you want to [vomit]," ...

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