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Brandon Flowers out for Chargers against Broncos

SAN DIEGO (AP) San Diego Chargers cornerback Brandon Flowers has been ruled out of Thursday's game at Denver with a concussion. Flowers was hurt in a 23-20 home loss to Kansas City on Sunday. The Chargers' secondary isn't in great shape heading into the matchup against record-setting quarterback Peyton Manning. Backup cornerbacks Jason Verrett (shoulder) and Steve Williams...
Via AP on Fox
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San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers’ latest (and telling) 1-32 quarterback ranking

Every week, from now through the Wednesday before the Super Bowl, the editors at cover32 will gather to rank the NFL’s 32 starting quarterbacks. Depending on what’s happened the previous week, some will rise and some will fall, and even some of the names on the list will change. It’s a never-ending evolution, as the status of the league’s top signal callers is always in flux...
Via cover32 - Chargers
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Jamaal Charles admits he hid concussion symptoms

Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles took a huge hit from San Diego Chargers cornerback Brandon Flowers as he was crossing the goal line on a first-half touchdown run Sunday. Flowers had to leave the game with a concussion, but Charles didn’t miss any plays. Did he hide concussion symptoms? During an interview with...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Agent's Take: Philip Rivers is on his way to joining the $20 million QB club

What a difference 15 months makes. When the San Diego Chargers opened training camp in 2013, Philip Rivers was at a career crossroads. Two straight disappointing seasons had taken him out of discussions about elite quarterbacks. His 47 turnovers during the 2011 and 2012 seasons were the most of any player besides Mark Sanchez. In 2012, Rivers didn't top 4,000 passing yards for...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers avoid Week 7′s heroes and goats, AFC rivals do not

Nearly midway through the 2014 NFL season, the league is starting to take shape. It’s easier and easier to see what teams are contenders and which ones are just not ready for primetime. How did each team get to their current point? In part, it was because of the performance, good or bad, of some key players and coaches. Some helped their team, while others hurt the squad. Who fell...
Via cover32 - Chargers
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Freeney gets his shot at Peyton Manning

Finally, Dwight Freeney will get a chance to sack Peyton Manning. Barring injury, Thursday night's game in Denver will pit the two friends and former Colts teammates against each other for the first time. When Freeney joined the Chargers in May 2012, he sounded eager for the chance to actually tackle Manning instead of merely touch him. "It would definitely be great to...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Allen Leads Chargers With 10 Targets, Catches Just Six Passes In Week 7

Chargers receiver Keenan Allen led the team with 10 targets, but ended up with a mediocre six receptions for 58 yards.Fantasy Spin:Allen has been a disappointment for all but one game this season and we're beginning to think last season was a fluke. With Malcom Floyd and Eddie Royal along with Antonio Gates, Allen has become "just another receiver" in the stable versus...
Via Fantasy Football Champs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers loss to Chiefs more of an anomaly than sign of a bigger issue

The San Diego Chargers got, well, “Charger’d” yesterday. Coming off of a bye, the Kansas City Chiefs beat San Diego with a taste of their own medicine. We know the Bolts tend to dominate time of possession — even after yesterday’s game where they were out-possessed 39:00 to 21:00, the team is still top five in the NFL in time of possession. Kansas City controlled the clock...
Via cover32 - Chargers
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Analytics in the NFL: Predicting Phillip Rivers on third down

Having spent more than a decade in various analytics roles combined with being a passionate football fan, I have always contemplated how to use analytics to predict a player’s performance during a football game. Sabermetrics, portrayed in the movie Moneyball, work well for baseball because almost every event during the game can be measured with a statistic. Those statistics are...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Antonio Gates Makes Sick TD Catch; Sets NFL Record

San Diego Chargers teammates Phillip Rivers and Antonio Gates have now connected for 67 touchdowns in their careers, the most of any quarterback/tight end duo in league history. It was this catch against the Chiefs that set the record. The post Watch: Antonio Gates Makes Sick TD Catch; Sets NFL Record appeared first on Standing O Sports and was written by Mike Lucas.
Via Standing O Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers Injury Report: Donald Brown, Eddie Royal, Brandon Flowers

With an impressive 5 – 1 record so far this season and slight scare last week against the Raiders, you can be sure that Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers want to keep things rolling against the visiting Kansas City Chiefs: #457143504 / gettyimages.comThe Chargers’ final Week 7 Injury Report is much longer than that of the visiting Kansas City Chiefs. Thirteen players...
Via NFL Injury Report
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Branden Oliver wins Pepsi Rookie of the Week for second week in a row

Branden Oliver was a undrafted running back from the University of Buffalo who is taking over the NFL. For the last two weeks, Oliver has been ballin. @eric_d_williams: For a second straight week, Chargers RB Branden Oliver was voted Pepsi Rookie of the Week. He has 57 carries for 249 yards and two touchdowns. Oliver […] The post Branden Oliver wins Pepsi Rookie of the Week for...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers TE Antonio Gates is 90 yards from being the All-Time Chargers receiving leader

This week the San Diego Chargers will face the Kansas City Chiefs in a dog fight of a divisional rivalry game. Antonio Gates, who is Philip Rivers main target is just 90 yards away from becoming the All-Time leading receiver in Chargers History. Antonio Gates needs just 90 yards to pass Lance Alworth’s franchise record […] The post Chargers TE Antonio Gates is 90 yards from being...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
5 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTOS: Jon Runyan selling mansion with awesome bar

I’ve probably posted 200 or so athlete homes over the years and it’s rare for a bar to stand out in one...
Via Busted Coverage
7 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Weekly: Power teams, updates, and previews

This is the first of many NFL Weekly columns. Each week I will take a look at the top six teams in the league, choose and explain my pick for the upcoming game of the week, update each NFL division, and handicap the NFL MVP race. Sounds brimming with potential, right? Let’s get to it. Power Six As the league heads into week 7, some teams are definitely sticking out above the rest...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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