Chargers Shake Heads At Worst Defeat In 18 Years

CBS Los Angeles

SAN DIEGO ( — More than 24 hours later, Antonio Gates still couldn’t believe it — or explain it.

The Chargers’ 37-0 loss at Miami on Sunday was their worst defeat in 18 years.

“I’ve never been a part of something of that magnitude at all in my sports life, period,” said the star tight end, who’s been with the Chargers since 2003.

What had Gates shaking his head Monday afternoon was that a Philip Rivers-led team crossed the 50-yard line only once, on the opening drive. That drive ended when rookie Branden Oliver was stuffed on fourth-and-1 from the Miami 22.

“In this league, you just don’t lose like that. Guys are too talented, guys are too good. It just wasn’t our day,” Gates said.

“I don’t want to blame absolutely no one. I take the blame about what I could have done to prevent that,” he added. “That’s the…

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