What it means: The Chargers lost another close one, squandering a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter. How many more crushing losses can this team take? San Diego is now 4-7 and two games out of the wild-card race.
Defense falters late: The San Diego defense was great for much of the game. But Baltimore made critical third and fourth-down conversions late in the game. The Ravens scored the game’s final 13 points, and it was just another late collapse by the Chargers.
Fourth and 29: The play of the game was a fourth-and-29 conversion on a short pass from Joe Flacco to Ray Rice with 1:37 to go in regulation. It set up Baltimore's game-tying field goal at the end of regulation.
No Rivers miscues: Philip Rivers did not commit a turnover Sunday. He has a league-leading 43 since the start of last season.
Under pressure: Baltimore had six sacks and San Diego had five. The quarterbacks were under constant duress.
Alexander looks good again: San Diego receiver Danario Alexander continues to sparkle. He had five catches for 74 yards. He may have a future with the team. Big-money free agent pickup Robert Meachem did not play as his role in the offense has bottomed out.
Wildcat works: The Chargers dusted off the Wildcat in the fourth quarter as Ronnie Brown, a Wildcat original, took a direct snap and went 13 yards on a third down and seven. It setup a field goal to give San Diego a 13-3 lead.
Slow going: Ryan Mathews led the Chargers with 72 yards on 19 carries. The Chargers do not have a 100-yard rusher in a game this season.
What’s next: The Chargers host the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. The Bengals have won three straight games and are very much in the playoff hunt.