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Oct 18, 2017
What One Move Should the Chargers Have Made in the Offseason?

What One Move Should the Chargers Have Made in the Offseason?

If the Chargers had access to a time machine what personnel decision would they change from this offseason? The SB Nation NFL team sites will be doing theme weeks all throughout the 2017 NFL season. This week’s theme is: “What would your team do today if they could go back and change one move they made in the offseason? Would it instead be a move or addition they didn't make?” There are a lot of possible ways you could go with this question. The Los Angeles Chargers are 2-4 through six weeks with two tough matchups coming before their bye week, so there is obviously plenty of room...
Oct 18, 2017
Trevor Williams is the unsung hero on this Chargers team

Trevor Williams is the unsung hero on this Chargers team

We knew Melvin Ingram and Joey Bosa would do their thing. We figured 2 corners would be playing at a high level. We just didn’t know one of those corners would be Trevor Williams. Knowing Jason Verrett’s injury history not addressing corner early in the draft or in free agency came off as ignorant to me. Desmond King’s speed deficiency eliminates him. He can’t run on the perimeter. The Chargers won’t even try him out there. Enter Williams, the second year undrafted free agent out of Penn State. If you told me at the end of the year last year that he would be starting I would tell...
Oct 18, 2017
Chargers vs. Raiders: Winners and Losers

Chargers vs. Raiders: Winners and Losers

Did somebody say two game winning streak? The Chargers are alive, baby! Okay, so they etched out a win by a single point thanks to Jon Condo - a 2x Pro Bowler and normally perfect LS - botching a simple PAT snap and allowing the Chargers to drive down the field and kick the gamewinner, but who cares about the semantics? They went into the house of a divisional rival and were able to grind out a win, which is something the Chargers have really struggled with in recent years. Not this time. By no means was this a perfect game. The run defense still struggled, and the offense were able to put...
Oct 18, 2017
Los Angeles Chargers Daily Links: Are Chargers a Playoff Contender?

Los Angeles Chargers Daily Links: Are Chargers a Playoff Contender?

Your daily dose of Chargers news & notes from around the web. In fight for L.A., Chargers should embrace powder blue uniform - Eric Williams"We love the powder blue," Chargers president of business operations A.G. Spanos told the team's website. "It is obviously a color our fans identify with and is an important part of the Chargers' rich history. It has worked out well that we can still wear the powder blue for certain games during the year, especially during special occasions like honoring our alumni. The current system has worked out great." Rookie receiver race: Mike Williams' return...
Oct 17, 2017
Broncos-Chargers Odds NFL Week 7: Los Angeles Favorites at Home

Broncos-Chargers Odds NFL Week 7: Los Angeles Favorites at Home

After opening as underdogs, the Chargers are now favorites. The Los Angeles Chargers opened as 2.5-point underdogs at home against the Denver Broncos, but that was before the Chargers came back to win on the road against the Oakland Raiders. It was also before the Broncos got their doors blown off by the hapless New York Giants on Sunday Night Football. The Chargers are now 1.5-point favorites which given that a home team is traditionally credited 3 points for being at home suggests that the Chargers are still viewed as the lesser of the two teams. Although, one could also read that as the...
Oct 17, 2017
Chargers vs Raiders: Can the Chargers get to 4-4 at the Bye?

Chargers vs Raiders: Can the Chargers get to 4-4 at the Bye?

Garrett Sisti and Jamie Hoyle are back with another episode of the Lightning Round Podcast. The Chargers get their second victory in a row, this time on the road in Oakland against a divisional rival to move up in the AFC West standings. On the show the guys talk about some key runs by Melvin Gordon, the improvement of Philip Rivers over the last two weeks and the growth of the Chargers Head Coach Anthony Lynn. They also discuss whether the team can get to .500 going into the bye week, an update on Denzel Perryman and if they think Offensive Lineman Dan Feeney is going to be in the starting...
Oct 17, 2017
Los Angeles Chargers Daily Links: Mike Williams Could Be a Difference Maker

Los Angeles Chargers Daily Links: Mike Williams Could Be a Difference Maker

Your daily dose of Chargers news & notes from around the web. 3 takeaways from the Chargers’ 17-16 victory vs. Raiders - Will HernandezLos Angeles didn’t look pretty moving the ball, but they found a way late in the game to get deep enough inside Oakland territory to put Novak in an excellent position to drill the game-winning kick Mike Williams flashes potential in limited duty against Raiders - Eric Williams"We wanted to sprinkle him in some and let him ease his way in," Rivers said. "And we knew there if we got zone coverage he was going to have a chance to be the primary guy on that...
Oct 16, 2017
The Los Angeles Chargers found their new identity in a win over the Oakland Raiders

The Los Angeles Chargers found their new identity in a win over the Oakland Raiders

The Chargers needed to change their formula to start winning games, and now they’re playing to their own strengths more often. The Los Angeles Chargers’ 17-16 win over the Oakland Raiders felt transformational. It was the team’s first road win against an AFC West opponent in three years. The last time they won on the road was in Oakland was in Week 6 of the 2014 season, with Philip Rivers just barely out-dueling rookie QB Derek Carr in a game filled with passing yards and points. The Chargers won that one 31-28 and probably thought that the next time they beat the Raiders it would...
Oct 16, 2017
Takeaways From the Los Angeles Chargers-Oakland Raiders Game

Takeaways From the Los Angeles Chargers-Oakland Raiders Game

What was your biggest takeaway from yesterday's game? Richard Wade: Anthony Lynn is not Mike McCoy and he is learning from his mistakes. He is also starting to put his stamp on the offense. Going for it on 4th & goal and the way the offense ground out the clock on their last drive were both great signs for the future of the team. Daniel Stebbins: The coaching staff appears to be learning from mistakes. The adjustment to Henry’s playing time and targets, involving Gordon in the offense more after he said he was upset, working in competition on the offensive line... all things that needed...
Oct 15, 2017
Good, Bad and Ugly from Los Angeles Chargers win over the Oakland Raiders

Good, Bad and Ugly from Los Angeles Chargers win over the Oakland Raiders

The Los Angeles Chargers went on the road against a division opponent and came out with a win and got out of the AFC West basement. The Good Melvin Gordon Melvin Gordon was the star and the centerpiece of the Los Angeles Chargers offense today. He scored both of the team’s touchdowns, once as a receiver and once as a runner, diving over the goal line on 4th & 1. He was the team’s leading rusher and leading receiver for much of the day. While he wasn’t necessarily great or dominant today, Melvin Gordon took the ball a lot and mostly did positive things with it. Hunter Henry, Starting...
Oct 15, 2017
Chargers-Raiders Final Score: Los Angeles Chargers Defeat the Oakland Raiders 17-16

Chargers-Raiders Final Score: Los Angeles Chargers Defeat the Oakland Raiders 17-16

First Quarter The Chargers offense looked like it was going to get off to a good start with Melvin Gordon ripping off a 13-yard run on 1st down, but it was not to be. His next run was stopped after a short gain. Then a pair of targets for Keenan Allen gained only one more yard. Drew Kaser came on to punt. Marshawn Lynch’s first carry of the game went for 15 yards. Unfortunately for the Raiders, E.J. Manuel’s first pass went to Trevor Williams who had a nice interception return that was brought back on a penalty. The offense was unable to capitalize. Gordon was stopped for no gain....
Oct 15, 2017
Los Angeles Chargers at Oakland Raiders: Open Thread

Los Angeles Chargers at Oakland Raiders: Open Thread

The Los Angeles Chargers (1-4) travel to Oakland to take on division rival Oakland Raiders (2-3). Neither team is where they would have hoped to be five weeks in the 2017 NFL season. Both will be looking to get back on track with a win today. Derek Carr will be returning from injury today which has to fill Raiders fans with some degree of optimism. It also has to have Chargers pass rushers Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram extremely motivated to see just how ready the Raiders quarterback really is to be back on the field. On the offensive side of the ball, the Chargers will get their first look...
Oct 15, 2017
Chargers at Raiders Inactives: Mike Williams Is Finally Active

Chargers at Raiders Inactives: Mike Williams Is Finally Active

Inactives for the Los Angeles Chargers game against the Oakland Raiders. Los Angeles Chargers fans will get their first chance to see the team’s first round pick in action today as Mike Williams is not on the inactives report: Our #LACvsOAK inactives:QB C. JonesWR D. InmanRB B. OliverLB N. HarrisT T. MarzTE S. CulkinDE J. Attaochu— #LACvsOAK (@Chargers) October 15, 2017 Cardale Jones, as the third-string quarterback, is of course inactive. Dontrelle Inman will take Williams’ place on the inactives list. Branden Oliver remains sidelined. Jerry Attaochu may as well not even play...
Oct 15, 2017
The Re-Charge Week 6

The Re-Charge Week 6

Back by somewhat popular demand! Due to some scheduling conflicts, we weren’t able to get out episodes of The Re-Charge the last couple of weeks. However, Stanley and Ruben are back in a blaze of glory with a recap of a Week 5 dub over the Giants and a preview of a game with the divisional rival Raiders! We hope you enjoy this episode of The Re-Charge, and we’ll keep working to get it out every week. You can find us on Twitter: Matthew - @boltfanindenver Ruben - @sportsman11 Nathan - @nathangl99
Oct 15, 2017
NFL Week 6 Morning Games: Open Thread

NFL Week 6 Morning Games: Open Thread

Miami Dolphins at Atlanta Falcons Chicago Bears at Baltimore Ravens Cleveland Browns at Houston Texans Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings Detroit Lions at New Orleans Saints New England Patriots at New York Jets San Francisco 49ers at Washington Redskins