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Justin Herbert is expected to start on Sunday

Chargers coach Anthony Lynn is still referring to Tyrod Taylor as the starting quarterback, when healthy. But this week, Justin Herbert is expected to start again. Herbert is slated to start again on Sunday against the Panthers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Taylor is still recuperating from a pregame injury on Sunday, when the [more]

Panthers put Christian McCaffrey on injured reserve

After reports early this week projected that running back Christian McCaffrey would be out for at least a month after hurting his ankle in last Sunday’s loss to the Buccaneers, McCaffrey said that his hope was that “I can get back a lot earlier.” If McCaffrey does beat that timetable, it won’t be by much. [more]

Report: Painkilling injection punctured Tyrod Taylor’s lung

We heard that Chargers quarterback Tyrod Taylor was a last-second scratch from last Sunday’s game against the Chiefs because he had complications from a painkilling injection he was taking due to injured ribs. More information about those complications came to light in a Wednesday report. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Taylor’s lung was punctured [more]

The Week Two Goats (In a Bad Way) draft

With Week Two over, it’s time to hand out awards. Good ones, and not-so-good ones. The not-so-good come in the form of our Goats (In a Bad Way) draft. On Tuesday’s PFT Live, Simms and I each drafted three coaches or players who deserve criticism for their performances in Week Two. Do you agree? Disagree? [more]

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: Tyrod Taylor gives us best chance to win

Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn didn’t hesitate on Sunday before saying Tyrod Taylor remains the team’s starting quarterback if he’s healthy enough to play and he didn’t backtrack on Monday. Taylor had to be scratched after reportedly having an adverse reaction to a painkilling injection and Herbert went 22-of-33 for 311 yards, a touchdown and [more]

Report: Complications from pregame injection forced Tyrod Taylor out

Monday brought more details about why the Chargers made a last-minute switch to Justin Herbert at quarterback for Sunday’s game against the Chiefs. Tyrod Taylor was set to start for the second straight week, but got taken to the hospital after experiencing chest pains before the game. NFL Media reports that those chest pains were [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]

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]

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