The San Diego Chargers aren’t the same team offensively.
They're just No. 23 in the NFL to be exact.
But the Ravens’ defense doesn’t totally buy into that even though quarterback Phillip Rivers is struggling to keep his 4-6 team afloat.
"Wins in the NFL are very hard to come by. You don’t want to overlook anybody," Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs said. "We lost to a team (Miami Dolphins) that hadn’t won a game in 2007, and we were the first game they won.… This team is very dangerous. They have a lot of weapons."
Rivers has thrown 14 interceptions and has lost four fumbles. The passing attack isn’t as prolific without receiver Vincent Jackson, who now plays for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Chargers won three of their first four games this season, but they’ve lost five of their last six and coach Norv Turner is on the hot seat.
"Ultimately, this league comes down to guys going out and making plays and beating guys and having playmakers," Turner said. "We struggled a little bit early to get that done in terms of replacing Vincent. I don't know that you're ever going to replace him. ... We are not making nearly as many big plays as we have in the past."
Ryan Mathews has yet to rush for 100 yards in a game this season and has only one rushing touchdown. In the Chargers’ 34-14 rout of the Ravens last season, they rushed for 145 yards and three TDs on the ground.
"We don’t look at the record. We don’t really care because it doesn’t really mean anything for this game," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. "If it had an impact on the game, then maybe we would look at it. … You look at what they are capable of accomplishing. For the most part, (the problem) has been turnovers on offense for them. I’m sure they feel if they can clean that up they can play really well."