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Breaking: Chargers to Host Chiefs in Mexico in 2019

Breaking: Chargers to Host Chiefs in Mexico in 2019

Chargers get a much easier International game this year It was announced a few months back that the Chargers would be the “home” team for an international game for a second straight year. Many of us assumed that would mean another London game. Turns out, that was (fortunately) an incorrect assumption. We’re headed to Mexico City to take on the Chiefs in 2019! pic.twitter.com/fa2SeligTg— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) January 21, 2019 This year the Chargers will host a home game in Mexico City! That is a much better international game for the Chargers to draw. First of all,...
Jan 20, 2019
New England Patriots at Kansas City Chiefs open thread

New England Patriots at Kansas City Chiefs open thread

2019 NFL playoff predictions: Patriots and Saints projected to reach Super Bowl - Pats PulpitAccording to our picks, we will get a Patriots vs. Saints Super Bowl in two weeks — a battle of future Hall of Fame quarterbacks Tom Brady and Drew Brees. As can be seen, however, only pick is rather lopsided: New England’s game in Kansas City is projected to be a tight affair and our panel sees it the same way. Chiefs vs. Patriots: game and score predictions - Arrowhead PrideI think the Chiefs pull out all the stops here. You don’t get to this point and leave plays in the playbook or effort...
Jan 20, 2019
Chargers fans need to appreciate Philip Rivers

Chargers fans need to appreciate Philip Rivers

The One Constant For The Chargers Since news recently came out that Tom Telesco will work out a deal to keep Philip Rivers in a Chargers uniform until he retires, it’s time to reflect on and embrace the hero the Chargers never deserved. In 2006, Philip Rivers took over as the Chargers quarterback after the prior starter Drew Brees signed with the New Orleans Saints in the off-season. Many questioned the decision as Drew Brees was and has continued to be an elite NFL QB. In his first season as a starter, Philip led a talented Chargers team to a 14-2 season but ultimately fell short to the...
Jan 20, 2019
Los Angeles Rams at New Orleans Saints open thread

Los Angeles Rams at New Orleans Saints open thread

Rams-Saints film preview: Drew Brees as strong as ever - Turf Show TimesThe Eagles ran seven plays in the third quarter because the Saints consumed an overwhelming majority of the block to score their first touchdown. Time and again, the Saints were put in situations that should have killed drives. They had a touchdown and plays called back due to penalties and they faced several long-yard situations. Saints vs. Rams Matchups: New Orleans defense vs. Los Angeles offense - Canal Street ChroniclesThey now take on a Los Angeles Rams offense that ranked 2nd in the NFL in both points...
Jan 19, 2019
Was this Chargers season a success?

Was this Chargers season a success?

At the end of the day, was this Los Angeles Chargers’ season a success or not? Richard Wade: If you look at it in the context of what we expected from the Chargers prior to the start of the season, having the best record in the AFC and winning a playoff game has to be considered a success. However, if you focus more on what could have been given the talent level of the team and just how crushing their final game of the season was, it’s hard not to see the failure to meet their potential as the story of the year. If pressed, I think I would lean more toward the former than the latter,...
Jan 19, 2019
Daniel Jeremiah’s first mock draft has Chargers landing a 3-down linebacker

Daniel Jeremiah’s first mock draft has Chargers landing a 3-down linebacker

The 2019 NFL Draft is still a few months away, but mock draft season is well under way. NFL.com’s Daniel Jeremiah released his first mock draft of said season earlier this week. As most mock drafters have been doing thus far, Jeremiah stayed on the defensive side of the ball when selecting the Los Angeles Chargers’ first pick. He chose to focus on the front seven, giving the Bolts a linebacker out of Alabama, Mack Wilson. Jeremiah said of the selection: The Chargers need to get better at the linebacker position and Wilson is a true three-down player. There is little mystery why the...
Jan 19, 2019
Daily Links: Will Antonio Gates return in 2019?

Daily Links: Will Antonio Gates return in 2019?

Your daily dose of Los Angeles Chargers news & notes from around the web. 5 Chargers prospects to watch in 2019 East-West Shrine Game - Gavino Borquez (slide show)Rypien is a pocket quarterback who displays excellent pocket mobility. His drop backs are crisp and his movement skills are efficient. He has a quick, compact release and relies on clean legs and hip torque to generate velocity. Chargers Open To Antonio Gates Return - Zach Links“My heart says, yeah, he’ll be back next year,” Chargers General Manager Tom Telesco said, via Sam Fortier of The Athletic. “But you put your GM...
Jan 18, 2019
BFTB Goes to Mobile: Players to watch at the Senior Bowl

BFTB Goes to Mobile: Players to watch at the Senior Bowl

A preview of some of the players I’ll be watching closely in Mobile next week. It’s that time of the year again where the entire college and professional football scouting community starts their annual migration down to the low-country where the Reese’s Senior Bowl will be celebrating his 70th birthday in the quaint little town of Mobile, Alabama. For those of you who may not know what the Senior Bowl is, the yearly contest is essentially the premiere college football all-star game that consists of the top senior or junior-grad players in the country. Some of the biggest names in the...
Jan 18, 2019
Daily Links: Are Forrest Lamp and Dan Feeney the answer at guard?

Daily Links: Are Forrest Lamp and Dan Feeney the answer at guard?

Your daily dose of Los Angeles Chargers news & notes from around the web. Chargers ready to discuss new contract with Philip Rivers - Eric Williams"Philip played really good football this year," Lynn said. "He was very consistent. He was playing at an MVP level, and that's a credit to him, being 37 years old and coming back in the best shape of his life. Chargers, Cowboys coaching staffs to lead Pro Bowl teams - Associated PressEach team also will have two "Legends Captains" -- one offensive and one defensive. Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly and linebacker DeMarcus Ware will lead the...
Jan 17, 2019
Chargers expected to begin contract talks with Philip Rivers

Chargers expected to begin contract talks with Philip Rivers

Prior to the 2015 season, the Los Angeles Chargers and future Hall of Fame quarterback Philip Rivers agreed to a four-year, $83.5 million contract extension that will expire after next season. Rivers, who is 37 years of age, has stated that he intends to play through at least the 2020 season as he has expressed a desire to still be quarterbacking the team when they move into the Los Angeles Rams’ new stadium. And Tom Telesco recently told ESPN’s Eric Williams that “I can tell you he’s not going anywhere, so he’s going to be here.” So, that means an extension is in the cards...
Jan 17, 2019
James and Phillips tabbed to PFWA All-NFL team

James and Phillips tabbed to PFWA All-NFL team

The youngters keep stacking the accolades from this season Although they’d likely trade them all away for a chance to be playing the Chiefs this Sunday, safeties Derwin James and Adrian Phillips continue to rack up accolades for their performances during the 2018 campaign. Earlier this week, James and Phillips were named to the Pro Football Writers of America’s (PFWA) All-AFC and All-NFL teams. The Chargers are also one of only six teams in the league to place multiple players on the All-NFL squad. James burst onto the scene as a rookie from Florida State and, while many agreed he was...
Jan 17, 2019
With the Chargers out and no good options available, who are you rooting for in AFC Championship Game?

With the Chargers out and no good options available, who are you rooting for in AFC Championship Game?

And yes, it’s wrong to root for a meteor, I guess. As a Wild Card, the Los Angeles Chargers were always a bit of a longshot to make it to the AFC Championship Game needing to win two games on the road to get there, and so now we are left with arguably the worst case scenario. The Kansas City Chiefs are hosting the New England Patriots this Sunday, and someone has to win. These teams squared off once already in Foxboro, Massachusetts, and the Patriots came out on top 43-40. This rematch will, of course, be played in Arrowhead, and that rather obviously favors the Chiefs. Now, there is no...
Jan 17, 2019
Los Angeles Chargers Daily Links: How much time does Philip Rivers have left?

Los Angeles Chargers Daily Links: How much time does Philip Rivers have left?

Your daily dose of Los Angeles Chargers news & notes from around the web. Our picks for rookies of the year and the league's all-rookie team - Jeff LegwoldJames showed remarkable versatility as a run-stopper -- see the playoff win over the Ravens -- and a pass-rusher and in coverage. He is athletic and smart, and he did some of his best work in the biggest moments. James had 105 tackles, knocked down 13 passes and tallied six quarterback hits and 3.5 sacks. With Philip Rivers' Super Bowl window closing, Chargers must improve - Eric Williams"You can count on the Patriots executing...
Jan 16, 2019
Bolts bolster defensive line in new PFF mock draft

Bolts bolster defensive line in new PFF mock draft

The Los Angeles Chargers had a top-10 defense by most worthwhile metrics and that certainly held up to the eye test. That said, the defense certainly still had some weaknesses, and one of those weak points was along the interior of the defensive line. Pro Football Focus’ Steve Palazzolo took notice of that in making his Chargers pick in his newest mock draft by selecting Notre Dame’s Jerry Tillery. The Fighting Irish’s defensive tackle sports the best pass rushing grade by an interior defensive lineman per Pro Football Focus. A converted offensive tackle, Tillery put up 7.0 sacks, 8.5...
Jan 16, 2019
Derwin James announces he will change the name on the back of his jersey

Derwin James announces he will change the name on the back of his jersey

The Los Angeles Chargers star rookie defensive back, Derwin James, has announced via his Instagram account that he intends to wear the name “James Jr.” on the back of his jersey for next season. The Athletic’s Chargers beat writer, Sam Fortier, had that news via Twitter this morning: S Derwin James will wear "James Jr." on the back of his jersey next season, he announced on his Instagram Story. What a sentence.— Sam Fortier (@Sam4TR) January 16, 2019 James, who fell to the Chargers in the middle of the first round of last year’s NFL Draft, was one of the key players in one of...