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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
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chargers exposed in loss to Chiefs; head to Denver

SAN DIEGO (AP) The AFC West is proving harder for the San Diego Chargers than most people thought it would be. A week after having to rally to win at lowly Oakland, the Chargers were exposed in a home loss to Kansas City. Now they've got a short week to prepare to face Peyton Manning and the Broncos in Denver on Thursday night. A week ago, the Chargers were tied with Dallas...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers must see national confidence level after wild Week 7

Another wild week in the NFL means the playoff picture (as crazy at that sounds) is starting to come into focus. Some teams who started hot are cooling off, while others are clawing their way back in the race. Along the way, the list of contenders and the batch of pretenders continues to be easier to point out. What franchises fall into each category? This week’s Gut Reactions...
Via cover32 - Chargers
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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rivers Throws 2 TDs In Week 7

Chargers QB Philip Rivers had a hot first half (11-of-16 for 122 yards and two scores), but the San Diego defense couldn't get off the field in the second half and Rivers did little after the break.Fantasy Spin:Rivers finished with 205 yards, two touchdowns and one interception, but fantasy owners have come to expect much more.
Via Fantasy Football Champs
1 day 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
1 day 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
2 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

Rewind: San Diego Chargers dynasty potential, Power Rankings, bold predictions

We’re more than a third of the way into the NFL season as the first three sets of bye weeks have come and gone and we’re getting an idea of who the contenders are and who the pretenders are. Below you’ll find the best cover32 columns from the past week to catch you up on anything you may have missed. Enjoy Week 7! National Columns - Power Rankings: How all 32 teams in the...
Via cover32 - Chargers
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
4 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers QB Phillip Rivers Broke Record Previously Held By Johnny Unitas and Kurt Warner Last Week

Phillip Rivers is awesome. The fiery veteran has given bloggers all sorts of material over the years with his wild displays of emotion. When this guy is happy it's obvious; angry--ditto. When he is pumped up there is no one in the league that is as animated as he is, and we love him for that. It's provided us with countless seconds of entertainment.But--did you know he'...
Via FatManWriting
4 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
6 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
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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