Carlsbad resident and professional surfer Ricky Whitlock shows his support for the San Diego Chargers during Monday night’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Photo by Bill Reilly
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Chargers hit steel curtain on Monday

The Chargers hit a steel curtain in their 24-20 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday Night football at Qualcomm Stadium. On Tuesday, head coach Mike McCoy described the game as a “60-minute heavyweight fight.”

But in the end, McCoy said the team made too many mistakes to beat a team like the Steelers. “We’ve just got to do a better job for 60 minutes, every guy, every coach doing their jobs better,” he said. The Chargers will head to Wisconsin to take on the Green Bay Packers Sunday.

San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates scores a touchdown in the third quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Photo by Bill ReillyPittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger participates in pre-game warm ups even though he was listed as out due to a knee injury. Photo by Bill ReillyChargers Girls perform in the west end zone during the third quarter of a Monday Night game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Photo by Bill ReillySan Diego Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen (13) catches a pass between Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback William Gay (22) and linebacker Lawrence Timmons (94). Photo by Bill ReillyPittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell (23) runs against the San Diego Chargers defense in the second quarter. Photo by Bill ReillySan Diego Chargers defensive tackle Corey Liuget (94) pursues Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell (26). Photo by Bill ReillySan Diego wide receiver Malcolm Floyd (80) catches a pass and takes Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ross Cockrell (31) for a ride in the third quarter. Photo by Bill ReillySan Diego Chargers running back Melvin Gordon (28) is upended by a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers defense. Photo by Bill ReillySan Diego Chargers outside linebacker Melvin Ingram (54) makes contact with Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mike Vick (2) during the first quarter. Vick’s pass went incomplete. Photo by Bill ReillySan Diego Chargers outside linebacker Melvin Ingram [54] tackles Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell [26] during the third quarter.San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy watches the offense during pre-game warm ups before Monday night’s match up with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Photo by Bill ReillyPittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin gets animated on the sidelines. Photo by Bill ReillyPittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mike Vick looks downfield for an open receiver during Monday night's game at Qualcomm stadium. Photo by Bill ReillySan Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) attempts a pass downfield while being pressured by Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell (23). Photo by Bill ReillySan Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) changes the play at the line of scrimmage and specifically calls out tight end David Johnson (88). Photo by Bill ReillyThe Pittsburgh Steelers take to the field for pre-game activities at Qualcomm Stadium on Monday night. Photo by Bill ReillyA member of the Frog-X parachute team prepares to land at Qualcomm Stadium during pre-game activities prior to Monday night’s game between the Steelers and Chargers. Photo by Bill ReillyPittsburgh Steelers fans send a message to the Spanos family regarding the San Diego Chargers pending move to LA. Photo by Bill ReillySan Diego Chargers fans show their support for the team during a Monday night game with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Photo by Bill Reilly

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