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AFC playoff picture: Chiefs were Sunday’s big winners

What a day for the Chiefs. Kansas City won on Sunday, and the leaders of the other three divisions in the AFC all lost. That means everything is setting up beautifully for the Chiefs to earn home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs. But there’s one big game ahead: Thursday night, when the Chargers are in [more]

Chargers hold off Bengals for 26-21 win

The Chargers were big favorites heading into Sunday’s game against the Bengals and they were up 14-3 early in the game, but they had to sweat out some tight moments down the stretch before celebrating their 10th win of the season. Joe Mixon scored from one yard out to cut Los Angeles’ lead to 23-21 [more]

Chargers take 17-12 lead into halftime

The Bengals defense has tightened up after giving up 150 yards and 14 points on the first two Chargers possessions of Sunday’s game, but the offense wasn’t able to wipe out the entire deficit. They came pretty close, however. Jeff Driskel hit John Ross for a touchdown with 20 seconds to play in the first [more]

Chargers out to 14-3 lead in second quarter

The Chargers have a big game against the Chiefs on the horizon, but they don’t appear to be looking past the Bengals this Sunday. The Chargers needed six plays to go 75 yards for a touchdown on their first possession of the game and they needed 13 plays to travel the same distance for another [more]

Vontaze Burfict gets yet another big fine from the NFL

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: The NFL has fined Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict. This time the fine was $53,482 for lowering his helmet and drilling Broncos fullback Andy Janovich. The hit was loud and violent. Burfict has a long, long history of fines and suspensions for various personal fouls. He was suspended [more]

Chargers are two-touchdown favorites for the second time in three games

It would be easy to judge the Chargers as something of a second-tier team in the NFL, seeing as they’re the second-place team in the AFC West and the No. 2 team in Los Angeles. But the oddsmakers know just how good the Chargers are: The Chargers are 14-point favorites on Sunday against the Bengals, [more]

Week 14 injury report roundup

Week 14 of the 2018 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Titans and it continues with 14 more games on Sunday, which means that the 28 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. Questionable players are uncertain to play, doubtful players are unlikely [more]

Melvin Gordon to miss second straight game

Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn said early this week that running back Melvin Gordon had a better chance of playing against the Bengals this Sunday than he did in Week 13, but the wait for his return will extend at least another week. Gordon remained out of practice this week due to the knee injury [more]

Melvin Gordon remains out of practice

Melvin Gordon was expected to miss a few weeks when he initially sprained his MCL in a Week 12 game against Arizona. Even though coach Anthony Lynn has remained optimistic about the running back’s chances of playing, it doesn’t appear the Chargers will get Gordon back this week. Gordon missed practice again Thursday. The Chargers [more]

Brandon Mebane back with Chargers after two-week absence tending to newborn daughter’s heart condition

Los Angeles Chargers defensive tackle Brandon Mebane was back at practice with the team on Wednesday after being away in Nebraska for the last two weeks to tend to his newborn daughter who was born with a heart condition. According to Eric Williams of ESPN.com, Mebane had been with his family in Omaha, Neb at [more]

No practice for Melvin Gordon

The Chargers won a big game at Pittsburgh without running back Melvin Gordon. They may have to try to do it again this Sunday, at home against the Bengals. Gordon didn’t practice on Wednesday due to a knee injury suffered 10 days ago against the Cardinals. Coach Anthony Lynn, who merits serious consideration for the [more]

A.J. Green lands on injured reserve

The season is over for receiver A.J. Green, which means the season definitely is over for the Bengals. The team has placed the eighth-year receiver on Injured Reserve following a toe injury originally suffered in Week Eight, against the Buccaneers. He missed three games, returned for Sunday’s game against the Broncos, and then reinjured the [more]

Marvin Lewis has no assurance he’ll finish season and “wouldn’t expect any”

The Bengals have lost four straight games and their attendance numbers are lower than any year since 2011 as the team limps toward the finish line of a third straight year without a playoff appearance. None of that adds up to a strong case for Marvin Lewis holding onto his job as the team’s head [more]

Report: A.J. Green will undergo season-ending surgery

Bengals receiver A.J. Green will undergo season-ending surgery on torn ligaments in his toe, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Green will need three to four months to rehab, getting him back in time for organized team activities. Green returned from his toe injury after missing three games, but he lasted only 17 plays in Sunday’s [more]

Melvin Gordon’s “chances are better” to play this week

Melvin Gordon didn’t play Sunday night against the Steelers. The Chargers didn’t miss a beat without their starting running back. Justin Jackson proved up to the task with 63 yards and a touchdown on only eight carries. He also caught a pass for 19 yards. Gordon has a sprained MCL, which is expected to sideline [more]

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