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Philip Rivers not panicking over Chargers 0-2 start

The Los Angeles Chargers may be 0-2 but quarterback Philip Rivers isn’t panicking about the early hole the team finds themselves in this season. Coming off close losses to the Denver Broncos and Miami Dolphins, Rivers is completely confident in his team’s ability to be a factor this season. “We have 14 games left, and [more]

NFL should be able to use flexible scheduling at any time

As the league looks for ways to make the presentation of its games more compelling on TV, the league needs to further embrace ways to present more compelling games. Currently, flexible schedule isn’t available until Week Five, and even then it can be used only twice before Week 10. Ideally, the league would have the [more]

Chargers place Chris Hairston on non-football illness list, sign Tyler Marz

The Chargers announced they have placed offensive lineman Chris Hairston on the non-football illness list, ending his season. They will sign offensive lineman Tyler Marz off the Titans’ practice squad to take Hairston’s spot. Hairston tweeted Tuesday, “The Dr. said I had blood clots.” Hairston played two offensive snaps and four special teams snaps in [more]

Anthony Lynn: We’re not the same old Chargers

The Chargers lost their first game of the season 24-21 after a field goal attempt on the last play of the game was blocked and they lost in Week Two by blowing a 17-10 lead in the second half before Younghoe Koo missed a field goal at the buzzer. Those outcomes may have come at [more]

Chargers program has unfortunate typo

The Chargers’ return to L.A. isn’t going well, in more than a few ways. Here’s a gaffe noted by Bob Ley of ESPN, via SportsBusiness Daily: The official program at the first regular-season game in L.A. for the Chargers since 1960 pointed out that team Vice Chair Michael Spanos is “working on an ongoing effort to [more]

Chargers still riding with Younghoe Koo

The Chargers’ first two games have ended in similar fashion. An attempt to tie the Broncos in the opener fizzled when Younghoe Koo had a 44-yard field goal try blocked and an attempt to beat the Dolphins Sunday went up in smoke when Koo missed from 44 yards. It was the second miss of the [more]

Which 0-2 team will make the playoffs?

Week Two officially is over, and more than 25 percent of the NFL has fallen to an 0-2 start. Since, on average, one of every eight 0-2 teams makes it to the playoffs, one of these sad sacks will scratch and claw its was to an inevitable wild-card or divisional road loss. So who will [more]

San Diego restaurant offering free tacos for Chargers losses

The Chargers may be having a hard time winning hearts in Los Angeles. But at least they’re still filling stomachs in San Diego. According to ABC 10 in San Diego, the owner of El Pollo Grill will give away a free taco of he day every day after the Chargers fail to win. “My main [more]

USC outdraws Rams, Chargers . . . combined

The most interesting and, for the NFL, depressing fact of the day comes from L.A., where the two re-relocated franchises played on the same day before a turnout that surely has some owners wondering why they agreed to put two teams in a previously empty market. (And then they go back and admire their share [more]

Yes, not many 0-2 teams make the playoffs

Week Two has (mostly) come and gone, which means it’s time for those who cover the NFL to check the “not many 0-2 teams make the playoffs” box. There’s usually a valid reason for that: Most of the teams who fall to 0-2 are 0-2 for a reason. And the reason is they stink. This [more]

Philip Rivers: If we get some wins, we’ll see more of our fans

The Chargers played their first regular season home game at StubHub Center in Carson, California on Sunday and they showed that a couple of things stuck with them in their move up the coast from San Diego. One was the team’s penchant for losing games in painful fashion as they went from up 17-10 to [more]

Chargers may look to upgrade from Younghoe Koo

One of the best stories of the NFL preseason might not last long into the regular season. Via Eric Williams of, Chargers coach Anthony Lynn did not dismiss the possibility of bringing in competition for struggling kicker Younghoe Koo. “Well, we’re always looking to improve in that area. Always,” Lynn said after their 19-17 [more]

Dolphins win their Hurricane-delayed opener

The Dolphins tried to screw it up, they really did. But even with some dubious late-game strategy, they were able to pull a Snake Plissken and escape from Los Angeles. Dolphins kicker Cody Parkey nailed a 54-yard field goal with 1:05 left in the game, giving the Dolphins a 19-17 edge. But they left Philip [more]

Antonio Gates sets record for touchdowns by tight end

Antonio Gates has the record, and the Chargers have the lead back. The veteran tight end just caught a touchdown pass from Philip Rivers, his 112th, which gives him the most of any tight end in league history. That gave the Chargers a 17-10 lead over the Dolphins in the third quarter, but the moment [more]

Chargers up 10-3 on the ultra-conservative Dolphins

The Dolphins look like a team still working out the preseason kinks. Which, of course, they are. The Chargers are up 10-3 at halftime against the Dolphins, who are playing their first game after Hurricane Irma forced their Week One game to be rescheduled for November. Melvin Gordon scored on a 1-yard touchdown run, but [more]

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