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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]

Rams can clinch playoff bye week this week

The Rams got a little breathing room last week in the pursuit of home field advantage throughout the playoffs when the Cowboys beat the Saints. Now, they can clinch a weekend off all on their own. The Rams (11-1) have the simplest scenario possible, they can clinch a bye week in the NFC playoffs with [more]

Desmond King named AFC special teams player of the week

The Chargers trailed the Steelers 23-7 at halftime of last Sunday night’s game in Pittsburgh, but they were able to rally back in the second half of the game. A Philip Rivers touchdown pass late in the third quarter brought them within eight points and the defense was able to force a punt on the [more]

Steelers fan chokes pregnant Chargers fan on Sunday night

Fan violence continues to be an issue at NFL stadiums. According to, a male Steelers fan choked a pregnant Chargers fan during Sunday night’s game at Heinz Field. The details and photos can be seen here. We’re posting this not only because it’s newsworthy, but also in the hopes of identifying the man who [more]

Ref could have awarded the Chargers a score over Steelers’ repeated offsides

At the end of Sunday night’s game, the Steelers jumped offside on three consecutive Chargers field goals in a desperate attempt to block the game-winning kick. The third time, the Chargers made the kick anyway. But if they hadn’t, the officials could have given them the three points. That’s the word from former NFL heads [more]

Eagles score touchdown as officials miss false start

For the second time in two nights, officials missed a false start on a touchdown. Right tackle Lane Johnson clearly left before the snap, but no flag was thrown and Carson Wentz found Golden Tate for a 6-yard touchdown. ESPN made no mention of the movement before the snap. On Sunday night, referee Bill Vinovich’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]

Anthony Lynn on cutting Joe Barksdale: We thought it was best

Joe Barksdale started 43 games for the Chargers over the past four seasons. Yet, Los Angeles is moving on from Barksdale. He missed Sunday’s game for personal reasons, and the Chargers made his release official Monday. “It’s not a good time to do something like that, but we thought it was best for Joe and [more]

Chargers waiving tackle Joe Barksdale

The Chargers already have a right tackle who can commit false starts that lead to touchdowns, so they don’t need Joe Barksdale anymore. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Chargers are waiving the veteran tackle. He has been on the inactive list lately (with Sam Tevi starting at right tackle, and getting [more]

Why not Aaron Donald for MVP?

The argument made for giving Drew Brees the MVP now applies to Aaron Donald: He is the best player on the best team. Brees’ 127 passing yards and interception in the Saints’ 13-10 loss to the Cowboys on Thursday night opened the door for other MVP candidates. Patrick Mahomes and Philip Rivers certainly didn’t hurt [more]

Antonio Gates likes having the bounces go the Chargers way

Tight end Antonio Gates has played a lot of games for the Chargers over the years and he’s seen the team lose many games in excruciating fashion, but that trend has been interrupted this season. The Chargers are 9-3 after coming back to beat the Steelers 33-30 in Pittsburgh on Sunday night. They trailed 23-7 [more]

Mike Tomlin mum on refs: “I’ve sent enough money to New York”

The Steelers kept giving the Chargers chances at easier game-winning field goals thanks to their own penalties. The Chargers also scored two touchdowns along the way that featured relatively obvious flags which weren’t thrown, but Steelers coach Mike Tomlin didn’t want to go there after last night’s 33-30 loss. “You know, I’ma keep my mouth [more]

AFC playoff picture: Top teams getting separation from the pack

It was a good week for the top teams in the AFC playoff race, which means it was a bad week for everyone giving chase. With five winners among the six teams that were in playoff position heading into Week 13 (the only loss coming on Sunday night, when two playoff teams met in Pittsburgh), [more]

Steelers have an unprecedented home collapse

When the Steelers began to find their groove earlier this year, linebacker T.J. Watt explained to PFT that, when the Steelers get a lead, they can play their preferred brand of football. And, for decades, getting a 14-point lead at home had been enough to seal the deal. On Sunday night, the Steelers endured an [more]

Sunday Night wrap-up: Chargers escape with a wild one over Steelers

There’s a first time for everything. The Steelers blew a big lead at home, and the Chargers hit big kick when they needed to. Kicker Michael Badgley lifted the Chargers to a 33-30 win over the Steelers Sunday, hitting a 29-yarder with no time left in the game. It was actually his third try, after [more]

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