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FOXSports.com: Pleasant and Unpleasant Surprises at Midway Point

San Diego (4-4)

Pleasant: Defensive end Corey Liuget is legit. After taking licks as a rookie, the 2011 first-round choice leads all of San Diego’s defensive linemen in tackles (22), sacks (two) while adding four quarterback hits and a fumble recovery. Liuget is becoming the play-making 3-4 end the Chargers have lacked since Luis Castillo’s demise.

Unpleasant: A nine-year veteran as talented as Philip Rivers shouldn’t be pressing to the point it affects his performance so adversely. Rivers played poorly in consecutive losses to Denver and Cleveland before reverting to form last Thursday against Kansas City. Consistency at quarterback will go a long way toward determining whether head coach Norv Turner and general manager A.J. Smith return in 2013. - Alex Marvez (AP Photo/Greg Bull)

Courtesy of FOXSports.com



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