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Bolts From The Blue 13 hours ago
Chargers vs. Raiders Week 13: Bolts look to complete sweep of Las Vegas

Chargers vs. Raiders Week 13: Bolts look to complete sweep of Las Vegas

Michael Chow-USA TODAY Sports Can the Bolts keep the Raiders down this season? The Chargers (6-5) and Raiders (4-7) are set to meet for the second time this season almost three month after their contentious matchup in week one that saw the Chargers come out on top 24-19. The win for the Bolts got them a bit of revenge for how the Raiders ended their season just shy of the postseason a year ago, but this is shaping up to be another opportunity for Las Vegas to potentially ruin their postseason hopes once again. Justin Herbert has done his best to keep the ship steady...
Bolts From The Blue 14 hours ago
Chargers Injury Report: Six Chargers sit out Wednesday’s practice

Chargers Injury Report: Six Chargers sit out Wednesday’s practice

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports Derwin James, Mike Williams headline absent Chargers. The Chargers just released their first injury report of week 13 and there are quite a few players who got the day off to begin the week of practice. Aside from Khalil Mack who received a veteran’s day off, the most notable players to sit out Wednesday’s practice were Derwin James (hip), Bryce Callahan (groin), Mike Williams (ankle), and Corey Linsley (concussion). Nasir Adderley, who is dealing with a thumb injury, was the only player listed as a limited participant. Michael Davis...
Bolts From The Blue 18 hours ago
Breaking down the Chargers-Raiders rivalry by the numbers

Breaking down the Chargers-Raiders rivalry by the numbers

Photo by Ronald Martinez/ The third and final of three rivalry pieces on the Chargers and their division rivals. To wrap up the series looking at the Chargers’ division rivalries by the numbers, we have the Raiders, and it happens to be Raiders week as well. This is a long and heated rivalry with games going all the way back to 1960. The Raiders still hold the all-time series record, but the Chargers have some outstanding individual performances versus these hated rivals over the years. Head-to-head matchups All time series record: Raiders lead 67 - 57 - 2 The...
Bolts From The Blue 19 hours ago
AFC West Week 13 Rankings: The AFC West crown will remain in Kansas City

AFC West Week 13 Rankings: The AFC West crown will remain in Kansas City

Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports The Chiefs are now three games ahead of the Chargers atop the division. Since the last time we did one of these, the Chiefs have only solidified their stranglehold on the division. For another year, the division will run through Kansas City. The Chargers are still in the thick of the playoff hunt but they’ll need a bit of help from other teams to take down those in front of them. As for the Raiders and Broncos, they’re all but done fighting for a postseason berth, but they’ll still have plenty of motivation to earn bragging rights...
Bolts From The Blue 21 hours ago
Chargers vs. Raiders Part 2: By The Numbers

Chargers vs. Raiders Part 2: By The Numbers

Photo by Steph Chambers/ Let’s take a look at this matchup on paper. When these teams first met in week one, the Chargers came out on top 24-19. Las Vegas running back Josh Jacobs only ran for 57 yards that day, but he looks like a completely different back in recent weeks. If the defense is not careful, it could be another long day watching an opposing ball carrier run roughshod over the Chargers in a must-win divisional matchup. Davante Adams has also continued to be a menace to NFL defenses this season. After posting 141 yards and a touchdown in week one, there’s...
Bolts From The Blue 22 hours ago
Chargers Daily Links: Bolts ranked fifth among five AFC playoff hopefuls

Chargers Daily Links: Bolts ranked fifth among five AFC playoff hopefuls

Joe Rondone/The Republic / USA TODAY NETWORK Your source for all Chargers and NFL news from around the web. Good morning, Chargers fans! In a recent article over at CBS Sports, NFL analyst Jordan Dajanai ranked the five AFC playoff hopefuls which currently includes the Bills, Bengals, Jets, Patriots, and Chargers. Coincidentally, that is the exact order in which Dajani ranks the teams who are all vying for a wild card spot. At 8-3, it’s easy to see the Bills locking up the fifth seed. The Bengals are getting healthier at 7-4 with Ja’Marr Chase returning so they seem...
Bolts From The Blue 22 hours ago
Chargers P JK Scott named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week

Chargers P JK Scott named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports This is the first such honor in Scott’s career. After a spectacular performance that included pinning the Cardinals several times inside their own 20-yard line, Chargers punter JK Scott has been named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week. According to ESPN Stats, Scott punted six times for 234 yards (39.0 average) with a long of 48. While those numbers aren’t all that gaudy for a professional punter, it was his four punts he downed inside the Arizona 20-yard line that truly helped push the Chargers over the top in a 25-24 win on the...
Bolts From The Blue Nov 29, 2022
Dolphins-Chargers flexed into Sunday Night Football

Dolphins-Chargers flexed into Sunday Night Football

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports The Bolts will play in primetime for the third time in the past four weeks. Is anyone else feeling a sense of deja vu? On Tuesday evening, the Chargers announced that their week 14 matchup with the Dolphins is being flexed into the Sunday Night Football slot on December 11. The game will replace the previously scheduled matchup between the Chiefs and Broncos. With the Broncos being one of the biggest disappointments of the 2022 season, it seems like the league couldn’t pass up pitting two of the best young quarterbacks against each...
Bolts From The Blue Nov 29, 2022
Chargers Week 12 Rookie Report: Salyer, Woods post rookie blemishes against the Cardinals

Chargers Week 12 Rookie Report: Salyer, Woods post rookie blemishes against the Cardinals

Michael Chow-USA TODAY Sports Here’s where the Chargers rookies stand after a week 12 win over the Cardinals Sunday’s game against the Cardinals started out fairly rough for the two rookies on the Chargers offensive line. By the end of the day, Zion Johnson and Jamaree Salyer had combined to allow seven pressures while Salyer let up two sacks, including one on the first drive of the game. Ultimately, the Bolts got the win, which is all that matters in the end. But with a matchup against Maxx Crosby and the Raiders next week, the Chargers front five need to get all...
Bolts From The Blue Nov 29, 2022
Chargers Power Rankings Roundup: Season-saving win over Cardinals keep Bolts alive for final stretch

Chargers Power Rankings Roundup: Season-saving win over Cardinals keep Bolts alive for final stretch

Joe Rondone/The Republic / USA TODAY NETWORK Some publications gave the Bolts a nice bump after getting back in the win column. The Chargers chances at making this year’s postseason was boosted when they walked out of Arizona with a walk-off victory in the waning seconds. Had they not managed to pull it out in the end, they could have almost surely kissed this year’s playoffs goodbye. At 6-5, they’re right in the thick of things with the Jets (7-4), Patriots (6-5), and Bengals (7-4). With that said, let’s go ahead and check out how the Bolts shook out in this...
Bolts From The Blue Nov 29, 2022
Derwin James first in Pro Bowl voting for safety position

Derwin James first in Pro Bowl voting for safety position

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports After the first round of voting, James sits atop all NFL safeties for the all-star showcase. On Monday afternoon, the NFL posted the results from their first round of voting for the 2023 Pro Bowl showcase. The Chargers ended up with one player listed among the top guys at each position and it was none other than Derwin James who is coming off one of the best games of his career against the Cardinals. Among the top safeties (strong and free) for both the NFC and AFC, James’ 57,090 votes top the likes of Budda Baker (48,454), Eddie...
Bolts From The Blue Nov 29, 2022
Chargers Daily Links: Bolts only AFC team above .500 with a negative point differential

Chargers Daily Links: Bolts only AFC team above .500 with a negative point differential

Joe Rondone/The Republic / USA TODAY NETWORK Your source for all Chargers and NFL news from around the web. Good morning, Chargers fans! The Chargers may be 6-5 and in contention for a playoff spot. However, here’s a crazy stat: Out of the nine AFC teams with a winning record that also holds a negative point differential. As of week 13, the Chargers own a (-30) point differential, which mainly came to be due to a 28-point loss to the Jaguars in week three and a 14-point loss to the Seahawks in week seven. That’s not a good look for a team looking to push themselves...

Column: Talk of Payton replacing Staley fails Chargers history test

NFL media rights partners see Sean Payton replacing Brandon Staley with Chargers but don't count on it; Broncos' moves have imploded; Pete Carroll's trade haul gains luster
Bolts From The Blue Nov 28, 2022
Chargers Week 12 ‘Surge or Static?’: DeAndre Carter proving to be more than returner

Chargers Week 12 ‘Surge or Static?’: DeAndre Carter proving to be more than returner

Photo by Kevork Djansezian/ Both sides of the ball came through for the Chargers when they needed it the most in Arizona. The Chargers needed strong efforts from just about everyone on offense to escape with a 25-24 victory over the Cardinals on Sunday afternoon. Justin Herbert threw three touchdowns to three different players and the game-winning two-point conversion went to yet another individual player. The defense, while looking lost times, truly stepped up when the Chargers needed it the most in the fourth quarter. It was a team win when everything was said and...
Bolts From The Blue Nov 28, 2022
Chargers’ best and worst PFF grades vs. the Cardinals

Chargers’ best and worst PFF grades vs. the Cardinals

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports The grades won’t show, but the Chargers got big-time performances from several players against the Cardinals. For what felt like the majority of the game, both the offense and defense of the Chargers left much on the table. The offense was non-existent in the first quarter before coming alive in the second — like they usually do — and then disappeared once more before putting together the game-winning drive. Defensively, they didn’t force a punt until the fourth quarter. However, they strung three consecutive three-and-outs...

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