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Philip Rivers has no more to say, others do

Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers talking as the team packs up for the season has been a 16-year ritual. Perhaps the fact that he can no longer assume he’ll be Chargers quarterback caused him to skip it. According to Eric Williams of ESPN.com, Rivers didn’t talk to reporters Monday as the team cleaned out lockers and dispersed [more]

Mike Pouncey hopes to play next season but needs medical clearance

Chargers center Mike Pouncey did not play in the final 11 games this season. The Chargers placed him on injured reserve Oct. 9 after season-ending neck surgery. But Pouncey has plans to play next season. “I’m playing,” Pouncey said, via Gilbert Manzano of the Southern Cal News Group. “That’s my goal.” Pouncey, though, still needs [more]

Top 20 spots in 2020 NFL Draft order now set

Only 12 teams are still in business this morning, which means 20 of them are in full offseason mode. At least one of them’s on the clock, but perhaps two as the Bengals’ expected selection of Heisman-winning quarterback Joe Burrow from LSU will clear the way for Washington to pick second from a strong field. [more]

Philip Rivers not planning to retire, open to continuing career elsewhere

Philip Rivers got emotional in his postgame press conference Sunday, now facing the uncertainty of his future with the Chargers. The quarterback is set to become a free agent in March. “Whether it’s exactly the end or not, which it still could be, but either way we’re still probably on 16 playing a little par-3 [more]

Chiefs take down Chargers, get unexpected help to secure second seed

Chiefs fans had a lot to cheer Sunday. None of their cheers were louder, though, than when the Dolphins scored a touchdown with 24 seconds left to take the lead on the Patriots. The Chiefs did their part, beating the Chargers 31-21. After the Dolphins held on against the Patriots, the Chiefs unexpectedly secured the [more]

Mecole Hardman returns kickoff 104 yards for TD as Chiefs lead 17-14

Melvin Gordon scored on a 5-yard run only 1:26 gone in the third quarter. It gave the Chargers a brief 14-10 lead. Brief being the key word. Sixteen seconds later, Mecole Hardman was in the end zone. He returned the ensuing kickoff 104 yards for a touchdown to put the Chiefs back up 17-14. Hardman [more]

Chiefs lead Chargers 10-7, while scoreboard watching

The Chiefs, with one eye on the Dolphins-Patriots game, are taking care of business at home. The Chargers, though, are giving them a dog fight. Kansas City leads the Chargers 10-7 at halftime. The Chiefs got a 40-yard Harrison Butker field goal on their first possession, punted on their second and scored a touchdown on [more]

Keenan Allen’s touchdown gives Chargers 7-3 lead on Chiefs

The Chiefs have a little something on the line today . . . or maybe a lot. A win secures them the third seed in the AFC playoffs and they could slip into a first-round bye if the Dolphins can hold on against the Patriots. The Chiefs, though, are losing at the moment. Harrison Butker [more]

2020 promises a who’s who of free-agent quarterbacks

As the 2019 regular season ends, an irregular 2020 offseason could be looming. Free agency currently promises to consist of a laundry list of quarterbacks with recognizable names. And while contracts done (and/or tags applied) between now and the middle of March could remove some of the names from the list, plenty of veteran quarterbacks [more]

Week 17 early inactives

Every week we bring you all the inactives from the 1 p.m. ET games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information. Check back to see the full list as it becomes available 90 minutes ahead of kickoff. Jets at Bills Jets: WR Demaryius Thomas, DB Blake Countess, RB Josh Adams, RB Kenneth Dixon, [more]

One last look at the pre-Week 17 hot seat

Like Black Friday, Black Monday now starts a day early. So when Sunday rolls around, who will be out? Here’s a look at the candidates to be coaching elsewhere after the 2019 season ends for their respective teams. Pat Shurmur, Giants: It’s being regarded as a given that Shurmur will be fired. The Giants haven’t [more]

Week 17 injury report roundup

All 32 teams will be playing their final regular season game on Sunday. They have handed in their final injury reports of the week and all injury designations for those games are below. Dolphins at Patriots The Dolphins ruled out CB Jomal Wiltz (shoulder). LB Vince Biegel (elbow), DE Taco Charlton (ankle), WR Allen Hurns [more]

Top 10 quarterbacks of the decade

There’s been plenty of talk lately about the Top 10 quarterbacks of all time. But who are the Top 10 quarterbacks of the last 10 years? That’s the subject of the latest installment of the best players at each position from 2010 to 2019. 1. Tom Brady. The best quarterback over the past 20 years (and ever) is [more]

Chargers looking forward to “real NFL stadium”

The Chargers played their final home game at what’s now known as Dignity Health Sports Park last Sunday and the crowd was a reflection of what most of the previous 21 games at the stadium were like. Raiders fans dominated the small stadium and made the Chargers feel like the road team as they slumped [more]

Bengals locked up top pick in 2020 NFL Draft

It’s easy for good teams to be involved in dramatic games. But yesterday, the top four picks in the draft were up in the air at the same time as the Bengals and Dolphins along with the Giants and Washington needed overtime to settle things, a pair of 35-35 rock fights happening simultaneously. With their [more]

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