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Chargers get on board, trail 14-7

The Chargers got a much needed touchdown to climb back within a seven points of the Chiefs. But now they have to figure out a way to stop Patrick Mahomes, who has done whatever he’s wanted against the Chargers defense. Philip Rivers, who threw an interception on his first pass of the night, threw a [more]

Chiefs rolling toward AFC West title, up 14-0

The Chargers’ AFC West hopes are fading fast, and the first quarter just ended. Los Angeles ran seven plays, picked up two first downs and 30 yards, threw an interception and punted on its first two drives. The Chiefs scored touchdowns on drives of 49 and 80 yards. It’s 14-0, with the Chargers driving after [more]

Chiefs pick Philip Rivers; Patrick Mahomes throws TD

Philip Rivers threw an interception on his first pass. Patrick Mahomes threw a touchdown on his seventh pass. It’s Chiefs 7, Chargers 0 only 5:51 into the game. Steven Nelson intercepted Rivers on a deep pass intended for Tyrell Williams at the Chargers 49. The Chargers needed 10 plays to get in the end zone, [more]

Eric Berry, Tyreek Hill will play; Melvin Gordon officially out

The Chargers officially ruled out running back Melvin Gordon. He hoped to play, testing his injured knee before pregame warmups, but Gordon will miss a third consecutive game. The Chargers already had ruled out Gordon’s backup, Austin Ekeler, who has a neck injury and a concussion. Justin Jackson and Detrez Newsome will share the load [more]

Report: Melvin Gordon won’t play tonight

Chargers running back Melvin Gordon will not play tonight, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports. Gordon tested out his injured knee in pregame warmups. He conferred with coach Anthony Lynn and General Manager Tom Telesco afterward and shook his head no, via DiGiovanna. That means Gordon will miss his third game after injuring [more]

Chargers put Trevor Williams on IR among roster moves

The Chargers made multiple roster moves prior to tonight’s game. In addition to the previously reported elevation of running back Troymaine Pope from the practice squad, the Chargers also added linebacker Kyle Wilson to the active roster. To make room for them on the roster, they waived linebacker Tre’Von Johnson and put cornerback Trevor Williams on [more]

Looking at the key non-QBs in tonight’s AFC West showdown

The Chargers and Chiefs square off on Thursday night in what will be the most important regular-season game in the history of the rivalry, at least since the merger. For Thursday’s PFT Live, we merged all non-quarterbacks from both organizations into one pot and drafted the most important people for the game. Check out the [more]

Report: Eric Berry to start, play a limited number of snaps Thursday night

It appears the long wait for Chiefs safety Eric Berry‘s return to the lineup will end on Thursday night. Berry tore his Achilles in the first week of the 2017 season and has not played this season due to a heel injury that has hampered him since the summer. His practice work has ramped up [more]

Chargers add running back Troymaine Pope to roster

The Chargers may be holding out some slim hope for Melvin Gordon tonight, but they’re covering themselves at the position, just in case. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Chargers are promoting running back Troymaine Pope from their practice squad, giving them a third healthy body at the position. Austin Ekeler is [more]

For its in-house investigations, NFL clings too much to convention

The NFL will continue to conduct its own investigations regarding player misconduct while on their own time, even though the process necessarily is constrained by the absence of subpoena power and the unwillingness to do whatever it takes to track down video, even when the NFL knows that video exists. But these limitations shouldn’t compel [more]

Tyreek Hill questionable, Spencer Ware doubtful for Thursday night

It looks like the Chiefs will be playing without running back Spencer Ware on Thursday night, but wide receiver Tyreek Hill‘s chances of being in the lineup look better. The Chiefs released their final injury report before their matchup with the Chargers and Ware has been listed as doubtful due to a foot injury. Ware’s [more]

Melvin Gordon questionable, Austin Ekeler out

The Chargers still don’t know whether Melvin Gordon will be ready for tomorrow night’s game against the Chiefs. But they know they’ll be without his replacement. Running back Austin Ekeler has been declared out, and Gordon has been listed as questionable on the team’s final injury report of the week. Gordon has missed the last [more]

NFL vows to continue investigations despite limitations

The NFL’s chief disciplinary officer acknowledged the league’s limitations in investigating off-field incidents, but B. Todd Jones said the “ownership commitment . . . is not going to back off.” “We will deal with these situations when they come up, fully aware that they may come up again because of the dynamics of the information [more]

Nine teams have playoff scenarios in Week 15

The NFL playoff race is heating up, and nine teams have playoff berths or seeds to play for in Week 15. Here are the playoff scenarios for this week, as distributed by the NFL: NFC CLINCHED: Los Angeles Rams-NFC West New Orleans Saints-NFC South NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (11-2) (at Carolina (6-7), Monday night, 8:15 PM [more]

If favored teams win, 9 of 12 playoff teams will be set this week

So far we know three of this year’s 12 playoff teams. If everything goes as expected, that number will triple by the end of the week. The Chiefs have already clinched an AFC playoff berth, and the Rams and Saints have already clinched their divisions. If all of the favored teams win in Week 15, [more]

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