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Chargers Injury Report: Mike Williams is OUT vs. Cardinals

Chargers Injury Report: Mike Williams is OUT vs. Cardinals

Photo by Jamie Squire/ The Bolts could also be without starting safety Nasir Adderley. After failing to record a practice of any kind throughout the week, the Chargers have officially announced that Mike Williams will not play against the Cardinals in week 12 after re-aggravating his high ankle sprain against the Chiefs. Brandon Staley originally said the injury was not a “severe” setback but he was certainly expected to miss some time. The other two players to grace the injury report alongside Williams are cornerback Michael Davis and safety Nasir Adderley. Davis...
Nov 25, 2022
Chargers vs. Cardinals Preview: 3 things to watch for in Week 12

Chargers vs. Cardinals Preview: 3 things to watch for in Week 12

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports Justin Herbert vs. Kyler Murray is one of the top quarterback battles of week 12. Happy Black Friday, Chargers fans. The Bolts (5-5) are taking on the Cardinals (4-7) in a little over 48 hours and both teams will be vying to avoid a two-game skid. This game features a huge amount of star power on both sides of the football for either team, so this is sure to be one of the better games from week 12. Below are three things I’ll be watching closely when these teams take the field in Sunday night. 1.) With Keenan Allen back in the lineup, can...
Nov 25, 2022
Chargers Daily Links: Black Friday Open Thread

Chargers Daily Links: Black Friday Open Thread

Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times via Your source for all Chargers and NFL news from around the web. Good morning, Chargers fans! We’re closing out this week’s holiday break with another open thread. If you need it, feel free to discuss anything and everything that may be on your mind’s heading into this week’s matchup with the Cardinals. Maybe you need a break from Black Friday shopping or somewhere to vent that isn’t in front of your family who aren’t sure how someone can be so “ride or die” for a football team. Either way, I hope everyone has a great...
Nov 24, 2022
Thanksgiving NFL Staff Picks: Will Primetime Kirk Cousins rear his ugly head?

Thanksgiving NFL Staff Picks: Will Primetime Kirk Cousins rear his ugly head?

Photo by Stephen Maturen/ Giants vs. Cowboys headlines today’s holiday slate of games. Happy Thanksgiving one and all! We’ve got an excellent trio of NFL games today that kicks off with the Bills (-10) and Lions in Detroit. Today’s headliner is Giants vs. Cowboys (-10) between two teams in the thick of fighting for the NFC East crown. The Cowboys are coming off a huge win over the Vikings while the Giants are attempting to bounce back from a loss to Detroit in week 11. In the final matchup of the night, the Patriots are taking on the Vikings (-2.5). Minnesota...
Nov 24, 2022
Happy Thanksgiving, BFTB Community!

Happy Thanksgiving, BFTB Community!

Photo by Terry Pierson/The Press-Enterprise via If there’s one thing we’re all thankful for here, it’s all of you! Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! There’s nothing like waking up on a holiday centered around fantastic food that also includes THREE WHOLE NFL FOOTBALL GAMES! You seriously can’t ask for much more than that. I hope you’re all able to relax, take some much-needed time off, and enjoy the day to its fullest. On a day like today, it’s hard not to be incredibly thankful for all of you here and the support you all provide to make this place as great...
Nov 23, 2022
Chargers Playoff Picture: Bolts currently outside looking in

Chargers Playoff Picture: Bolts currently outside looking in

Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times via Continuing to get healthier could go a long way in buffing the Chargers’ playoff chances. The Chargers fell to 5-5 on the season after a dramatic 30-27 loss to the Chiefs on Sunday Night Football. With seven games remaining, the Chargers will likely need to go 4-3 a the very least to have a shot at making the postseason while a 5-2 record over the final stretch could almost ensure a spot for the Bolts. That 4-3 finish would allow the team to mimic their 9-8 record from a year and a 5-2 finish would allow them to improve on...
Nov 23, 2022
Chargers vs. Cardinals: By The Numbers

Chargers vs. Cardinals: By The Numbers

Photo by Ronald Martinez/ Let’s take a look at this matchup on paper. After a tough two-game stretch against the Niners and Chiefs, the Chargers are gifted with a much easier one in the Cardinals (4-7) and Raiders (3-7). The Cardinals are coming off a bit of a tail-whipping by the 49ers who romped to a blowout 38-10 victory on Monday Night Football in Mexico City. With both teams coming off tough losses, I’d expect both to come out swinging. The Chargers must bounce back with a win to keep their playoff hopes alive while the Cardinals have the chance to play with...
Nov 23, 2022
Chargers sign Cameron Dicker to the active roster, place Dustin Hopkins on IR

Chargers sign Cameron Dicker to the active roster, place Dustin Hopkins on IR

Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/ It looks like the job is the rookie’s to lose. On Tuesday, the Chargers announced the signing of kicker Cameron Dicker to the active roster. In a corresponding move, the team is placing kicker Dustin Hopkins on injured reserve with a hamstring injury. Backup kicker Taylor Bertolet wound up injured soon after Hopkins which quickly forced the Chargers to turn to a third kicker heading into their game against the Falcons in week nine. Since signing Dicker, he’s kicked in three consecutive games with zero misses. That includes six-for-six...
Nov 22, 2022
Chargers Week 11 Rookie Report: Spiller shows progress vs. Chiefs

Chargers Week 11 Rookie Report: Spiller shows progress vs. Chiefs

Photo by Kevork Djansezian/ Here’s where the Chargers rookies stand after a week 11 loss to the Chiefs. Five of the Chargers’ seven rookies saw snaps on either offense or defense against the Chiefs. That’s the most by the group so far this season and a good sign that the team is continuing to trust some of these guys more and more as the season goes on. Unfortunately, there wasn’t any real standout performance by a rookie, but that didn’t stop at least one of them from raising their stock amongst his fellow first-year players. Let’s go ahead and check out...
Nov 22, 2022
Chargers Power Rankings Roundup: Bolts remain steady after ‘quality loss’ to Chiefs

Chargers Power Rankings Roundup: Bolts remain steady after ‘quality loss’ to Chiefs

Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times via The Bolts saw little downward movement despite dropping their second consecutive game. The Chargers dropped their second game in as many weeks, yet somehow aren’t seeing as much downward movement as you would expect for a team that fell down to .500 in a blink. However, the loss against the 49ers looks even better following their blowout win over the Cardinals and the Chiefs are arguably the best team in the NFL as of week 12. So it’s easy to see why this team isn’t getting docked so hard despite the back-to-back...
Nov 22, 2022
Chargers Poll: How confident should fans be in Tom Telesco?

Chargers Poll: How confident should fans be in Tom Telesco?

Photo by Michael Hickey/ Is Brandon Staley’s seat warming up once again this season? Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NFL. Throughout the year we ask questions of the most plugged-in Los Angeles Chargers fans and fans across the country. Sign up here to participate. We’re back with a full slate of questions in this week’s edition of SB Nation Reacts. Aside from our usual confidence check-in, we’re taking the temperature of the fan base on just how hot the seats are for both Brandon Staley and Tom Telesco. After their latest loss to the...
Nov 22, 2022
Chargers Daily Links: CBS Sports ranks Gates, Winslow among top-5 TEs in NFL history

Chargers Daily Links: CBS Sports ranks Gates, Winslow among top-5 TEs in NFL history

Photo by Mark Goldman/Icon Sportswire via Your source for all Chargers and NFL news from around the web. Good morning, Chargers fans! Following Travis Kelce’s hat trick performance against the Chargers on Sunday Night Football, CBS Sports decided to post an updated top-10 list of their greatest tight ends in NFL history. Kelce was ranked #6, still behind plenty of talented tight ends, including the legendary Chargers duo of Kellen Winslow and Antonio Gates. CBS Sports ranked them fourth and fifth, respectively, just ahead of the current Chiefs tight end. Here’s...
Nov 21, 2022
49ers vs. Cardinals MNF Staff Picks: NFC West Showdown in Mexico

49ers vs. Cardinals MNF Staff Picks: NFC West Showdown in Mexico

Photo by Ezra Shaw/ Jimmy G and the 49ers head to Mexico to take on Kyler Murray and the Cardinals. It’s an NFC West showdown in the desert for Monday Night Football as the 49ers and Cardinals take part in the international series, playing tonight’s game in Mexico City, Mexico. The San Francisco 49ers and the Arizona Cardinals are both technically on the road for this game. Unlike the super early games for the European international games, the Mexico City game is able to be a prime time event. The game should be a good one between two divisional opponents, but...
Nov 21, 2022
Chargers Injury Updates: Mike Williams re-aggravates high ankle sprain vs. Chiefs

Chargers Injury Updates: Mike Williams re-aggravates high ankle sprain vs. Chiefs

Photo by Jamie Squire/ Brandon Staley said it’s not a “serious” setback for Williams. On Monday afternoon, Brandon Staley met with members of media to field questions following the team’s 30-27 loss to the Chiefs on Sunday Night Football. The questions mainly revolved around injuries — as they always do, as of late — which of course led to an update on Mike Williams’ health following what looked like a re-aggravation of his high ankle sprain on Sunday night. WR Mike Williams had a "re-aggravation" of his high ankle sprain last night, per Brandon Staley....
Nov 21, 2022
Chargers’ best and worst PFF grades vs. the Chiefs

Chargers’ best and worst PFF grades vs. the Chiefs

Photo by Kevork Djansezian/ The Bolts got big games from several offensive players. The Chargers offense received some elite performances out of several members against the Chiefs. Running back Austin Ekeler led the way while Joshua Palmer’s big day was nearly the key to an upset at home. Defensively, things weren’t nearly as positive. While the still came quite close to limiting the Chiefs enough to warrant a victory, they were torched on the final Kansas City drive and ultimately couldn’t put up a fight when it mattered most. Also, it looks like whoever tight...