In a dramatic comeback, the Chargers fought back from a 20-3 deficit and forced the Hoody to make a decision while on his own 49-yard line. New England was facing a "4th and 1" situation, and, reminiscent to the result of the game Vs. Indianapolis back in November 2009, elected to try to convert instead of punting the football (sounds like he has little or no confidence in his defense).
San Diego, riding momentum they stole from New England in mounting their comeback, got great penetration from their defensive front and hit RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis in the backfield for a one-yard loss.
The Chargers used the good field position and moved the ball down the field. Unfortunately, they hit a bump in the road and they too, were faced with a critical decision to make. Norv Turner elected to kick a 45-yard field goal on "4th and 2" with new kicker Kris Brown. Then, a critical false start penalty rendered the potential game tying field goal 5 yards longer.
Unfortunately, Kris Brown sucks in clutch situations, and he clanked the kick off the upright. Damn you, Brown. You are not on my X-Mas card list this year. Or ever. GOAT.
Oh, well. I think I'll laugh at Miami for getting daggered late by the Steelers, while I watch this: