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Justin Herbert makes history

Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert found out just before kickoff that he’d be getting his first NFL action on Sunday. And when opportunity knocked, Herbert pulled the door wide-ass open. Herbert became only the third player in the NFL’s 101 seasons to have 300 or more passing yards and a rushing touchdown in his first career [more]

Anthony Lynn on overtime punt: I gave us a chance to extend the game

Chargers coach Anthony Lynn made the surprising decision to put the ball in Patrick Mahomes‘ hands in overtime on Sunday. It didn’t work out. With the Chargers facing fourth-and-1 in overtime, Lynn chose to punt. Mahomes drove the Chiefs into field goal range and Kansas City’s Harrison Butker booted the game winner. Lynn explained his [more]

Joey Bosa thought Justin Herbert “showed a lot of great stuff”

Justin Herbert didn’t have much time to prepare for his first NFL start. The rookie quarterback found out just before kickoff that he’d be taking the field because Tyrod Taylor was having chest pains that would require him to go to the hospital for further evaluation. Head coach Anthony Lynn said Herbert thought he was [more]

Harrison Butker was cool, hitting game-winner three times

It was impressive enough for Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker to hit a game-winning field goal in overtime. To hit it three times was almost overkill. Butker was unfazed by it, coolly making all three, despite a penalty on the first attempt, and a timeout which came just before the second. “Definitely the hardest situation I’ve [more]

Patrick Mahomes has won a record six straight games when trailing by double digits

When Patrick Mahomes is trailing by 10 or more points, he has the other team right where he wants them. With Mahomes at quarterback, the Chiefs have now won six consecutive games when trailing by 10 points or more, which is an NFL record for a quarterback, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. That includes [more]

Tyrod Taylor is released from hospital with chest injury

Chargers quarterback Tyrod Taylor became a surprise scratch for Sunday’s game against the Chiefs after becoming ill before kickoff. He was taken to a local hospital. The Chargers have provided an update on Taylor’s condition. “Prior to kick off, Tyrod Taylor experienced difficulty breathing and was taken to the locker room for evaluation. He was [more]

Tyreek Hill says he did not remove his helmet in celebration

Tyreek Hill‘s helmet came off after the Chiefs receiver somersaulted into the end zone for a 54-yard touchdown with 12:48 remaining in the fourth quarter. The question is: Did he do it in celebration? Taking off a helmet in the field of play is unsportsmanlike conduct and should result in a 15-yard penalty. Officials did [more]

Tyrod Taylor sent to hospital with chest pains but will remain starter if healthy

The Chargers added Tyrod Taylor to the injury report Friday with an injury to his ribs. But the team’s quarterback was a full participant, and the Chargers expected him to play. Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said he found out after the coin toss that Taylor would not play. “It was something that developed late, and [more]

Chiefs win again, but this time dramatically with 58-yard overtime field goal

The Chiefs have not lost a game against an AFC West opponent since Dec. 13, 2018, when the Chargers beat them 29-28 while Philip Rivers was still the quarterback. Justin Herbert was the Chargers’ quarterback Sunday. Herbert looked nothing like a rookie making his first start, but Patrick Mahomes was Patrick Mahomes. The Chiefs trailed [more]

Surprise starter Justin Herbert has Chargers leading Chiefs at halftime

Justin Herbert was a surprise starter Sunday. Chargers starter Tyrod Taylor injured his chest during pregame warmups, allowing Herbert to make his NFL debut. The first-round rookie could have had an easier opponent to start his career than the defending Super Bowl champions. But Herbert is more than holding his own, with the Chargers leading [more]

Justin Jackson inactive as expected

The Chargers won’t have running back Justin Jackson as expected for today’s game. Jackson’s quadriceps injury kept him out last week too and rookie Joshua Kelley ran for 60 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries. The Chargers activated running back Darius Bradwell from the practice squad Saturday. The Chargers’ other inactives are receiver Jason [more]

Chiefs place Khalen Saunders on IR, call up Braxton Hoyett

The Chiefs placed defensive tackle Khalen Saunders on injured reserve Saturday, the team announced. Saunders dislocated his elbow in the Chiefs’ season-opening victory over the Texans on Sept. 10. He is expected to miss about a month, but Saunders becomes eligible to return to the roster after missing three games. The Chiefs activated defensive tackle [more]

Chargers activate Darius Bradwell from practice squad

The Chargers activated running back Darius Bradwell from the practice squad to the active roster, the team announced Saturday. Bradwell signed as an undrafted free agent out of Tulane. He didn’t make the Chargers’ roster out of training camp but re-signed with the practice squad. Bradwell began his college career as a quarterback. He went [more]

Russell Wilson: I’m the best quarterback in the NFL “without a doubt”

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is underrated by many. But not by Russell Wilson. Asked Friday by Dan Patrick whether he thinks he’s the best quarterback in the NFL, Wilson said, “Do I think I’m the best quarterback in the NFL? I believe so, without a doubt.” The reality is that Russell Wilson can do everything [more]

Ravens aren’t forgetting about 14-2; they’re trying to build on it

Win, lose, or whatever, the Patriots notoriously slam the door on the prior season before the new season begins. The Ravens, one year after a 14-2 regular-season effort, aren’t doing that. After Sunday’s 38-6 win over the Browns, I asked Ravens coach John Harbaugh what he’s doing to get his guys to forget about the [more]

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