10:36 PM EDT, Sun October 22, 2017
Denver Post

Broncos turn in dud vs. Chargers to take first shutout loss since 1992

Denver’s offense, seemingly stuck in Week 6 and missing three receivers and a starting right tackle to injuries, made it to the red zone only once and bitterly wasted an arguably fine performance by its defense.

Chargers Blog | San Diego Union-Tribune

5 reasons the L.A. Chargers* will beat the Denver Broncos

Five reasons the Los Angeles Chargers will beat the Denver Broncos on Sunday. Lack of firepower: Denver is ailing at wide receiver, the offense’s foremost strength entering the season. Emmanuel Sanders is out with an ankle injury. He is a very good route runner who also stretches the defense. A...

Chargers Blog | San Diego Union-Tribune

Chargers sign LB, will welcome Perryman back to practice

Injuries and some uneven play kept the linebacker corps in a state of flux Monday, with the Chargers signing free-agent Josh Keyes to the active roster, waiving rookie Nigel Harris and hoping the ankles of Jatavis Brown and Denzel Perryman continue to heal. “It’s a real thin group, and we didn’t...

San Francisco Chronicle

Raiders could take a look at NaVorro Bowman

Shortly after the 49ers released linebacker NaVorro Bowman on Friday, Raiders punter Marquette King posted a simple tweet: two eyeballs and @NBowman53, his Twitter handle. So will King’s team cast its gaze toward Bowman? It makes sense, especially given Oakland’s shortcomings at linebacker. That wasn’t a strong position even before an ankle injury knocked rookie Marquel Lee out of Sunday’s game against the Chargers, and a knee injury left Cory James as questionable. Lee and James are both listed as starters on the depth chart,...

East Bay Times

Derek Carr officially starting Sunday against Chargers

See who else landed on the Raiders' injury report Friday.

Chargers Blog | San Diego Union-Tribune

5 reasons the Oakland Raiders will beat the L.A. Chargers*

Five reasons the Oakland Raiders (2-3) will beat the Los Angeles Chargers (1-4) on Sunday. Montana Carr. Like Joe Montana back in the day, Derek Carr is a star NFL quarterback in the Bay Area who is nursing a back injury. On occasion, Montana overcame his ailing back to lead the 49ers to victory....

San Francisco Chronicle

Derek Carr to start for Raiders on Sunday

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr will return to action Sunday, two weeks after suffering a transverse process fracture in his back and complicating his team’s efforts to rediscover its offensive mojo. Now comes another challenge: keeping Carr healthy against a vigorous Chargers pass rush. Head coach Jack Del Rio made Carr’s return official Friday, after he fully participated in practice for the first time this week (he was limited Wednesday and Thursday). The Raiders also removed him from their injury report. Carr’s injury occurred Oct. 1...

San Francisco Chronicle

Raiders’ Del Rio on Carr: “He’s ready to play”

Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio declared quarterback Derek Carr “ready to play” after Friday’s practice, clearing the way for Carr to return Sunday against the Chargers. Carr fully participated in practice Friday; he was limited Wednesday and Thursday. The Raiders also removed him from their injury report. Carr suffered a transverse process fracture Oct. 1 against Denver. The injury was expected to sideline him for two to six weeks, but now he’s in line to return after missing only last Sunday’s 30-17 loss to Baltimore. “He’s...

New York Post

‘I’ve never seen anything like that’: Giants brace for WR reality

Sterling Shepard last saw Odell Beckham Jr. heading to get an MRI exam Sunday. He saw Brandon Marshall there, too. Shepard, who already underwent an MRI, found it funny he didn’t see Dwayne Harris, also, the fourth receiver injured in Sunday’s loss to the Chargers. Beckham underwent surgery Monday night on his fractured ankle, while...

New York Post

Giants’ wide receiver options begin with Victor Cruz

The Giants are going to need some receivers in the coming weeks after losing Odell Beckham Jr. for the season Sunday and also seeing Brandon Marshall and Sterling Shepard go down during a 27-22 loss to the Chargers with what looked to be significant ankle injuries. Beckham likely will need surgery on his fractured left...


Giants lose four receivers to injury during loss to Chargers

Odell Beckham Jr. took a tearful cart ride off the field after fracturing his left ankle. The day's decimation was complete. Nearly the entire cast of Giants wide receivers had incredibly been wiped out by injuries.

New York Post

Odell Beckham officially done for the year

The reason to watch the 0-5 Giants is officially out for the year. Coach Ben McAdoo confirmed the news Monday, saying Odell Beckham Jr. will have surgery on his broken left ankle sometime this week and his 2017 season is over. Beckham was hurt late in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s loss to the Chargers...

San Francisco Chronicle

Del Rio expects Carr to play against Chargers

Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio didn’t offer many specifics in his Monday news conference, but he did toss out one morsel of hope to frustrated fans: He expects quarterback Derek Carr to return next Sunday against the Chargers. “I anticipate Derek will be ready to go,” Del Rio said. Carr missed Sunday’s 30-17 loss to Baltimore, after he suffered a transverse process fracture in his back the previous week against Denver. The injury was expected to sideline Carr anywhere from two to six weeks, but it appears he might miss only one game. ...

New York Post

Eli Apple offers to play offense after he ‘wasn’t happy’ with benching

Eli Apple offered his services at receiver Sunday after the Giants lost four of their wideouts to injury in the 27-22 loss to the Chargers that dropped them to 0-5. “I played receiver in high school,” Apple said. “All-state, baby.” After getting benched to start the game, the second-year cornerback might just be looking for...

Denver Post

Odell Beckham Jr. carted off with ankle injury

The New York Giants lost four receivers to injury against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, including superstar Odell Beckham Jr.

New York Post

Giants lose a superstar then a game in rock-bottom meltdown

If it’s possible to sink lower than the hit that comes with being 0-5, the Giants did it Sunday when they gave the Chargers their first win. In the process, the Giants added insult to injury. One play after Odell Beckham Jr. was carted off with a left ankle injury, Eli Manning was strip-sacked by...

New York Post

Giants wide receivers dropping like flies in troubling start

The Giants have become accustomed to being down points, but now they’re down a couple wide receivers, too. Brandon Marshall and Sterling Shepard both were declared questionable to return to Sunday’s home game against the Chargers after leaving with ankle injuries in the second quarter. Shepard was the first problem, taking a big shot from...

New York Post

Giants report card: A complete Ben McAdoo failure

Grades from the Giants’ 27-22 loss to the Chargers at MetLife Stadium on Sunday: Offense Only the Giants could rush for a season-high 152 yards (Orleans Darkwa 8-69, Wayne Gallman 11-57) and still struggle. Injuries to Odell Beckham Jr., Sterling Shepard, Brandon Marshall and Dwayne Harris made Roger Lewis the last man standing. He ran...

New York Post

Giants’ offensive line will be without at least one starter

Life will get no easier for the Giants’ offensive line. The much-maligned unit will be without center Weston Richburg (concussion) Sunday against the Chargers. The group may also have to play without guard John Jerry, who is listed as questionable after injuring the back of his hamstring during practice Thursday, which Jerry was able to...

New York Post

Giants’ latest offensive line shakeup could be their riskiest

For too long, the Giants haven’t been able to depend on their offensive line. Now, they can’t even count on knowing who their starters will be. The Giants’ most-maligned unit could face more trouble than usual Sunday against the Chargers, potentially having to take the field without two starters. Weston Richburg (concussion), who had started...

Kansas City Star

Chiefs’ Dee Ford to miss another game; Alex Smith good to go after ankle injury

Outside linebacker Dee Ford will miss his second straight game, the Chiefs announced on Friday. Ford suffered a back injury against the Chargers two weeks ago. Also not playing on …


Giants sign lineman Jon Halapio from practice squad with Weston Richburg in concussion protocol

Weston Richburg was not at practice on Wednesday, and the Giants already have made personnel preparations for the likelihood he will not be available on Sunday against the Chargers.

Chargers Blog | San Diego Union-Tribune

Chargers DBs deal with shrinking hitting area

NFL defensive backs sometimes feel like major league pitchers who are getting squeezed by umpires — they’re confused by a shrinking strike zone. The league, in an attempt to reduce brain injuries, has tried to crack down on helmet-to-helmet contact, giving referees the authority to eject players...

Chargers Blog | San Diego Union-Tribune

Unlike Sam Bradford, it appears Melvin Gordon got the 'good' kind of bone bruise

Why is Chargers running back Melvin Gordon going to play with a knee bone bruise but Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford will not for at least four weeks? Both Gordon (microfracture surgery) and Bradford (ACL tear, times two) have pre-existing conditions in the knee. The answer likely lies in the...

FOX Sports

Chargers CB Verrett set for season-ending knee surgery

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) Los Angeles Chargers cornerback Jason Verrett will undergo season-ending knee surgery for the second consecutive year.

Chargers Blog | San Diego Union-Tribune

Chargers CB Verrett to miss rest of season

Chargers cornerback Jason Verrett’s season is over barely after it got started. Verrett will go on injured reserve Saturday, a team source not authorized to speak publicly said. He’ll undergo season-ending knee surgery. Verrett, a former first-round pick and Pro Bowl corner, played in only one...