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    Anthony Lynn is headed to the Detroit Lions. According to multiple reports, the former Chargers head coach has joined Dan Campbell’s staff as the team’s new offensive coordinator. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Per sources, the Detroit Lions will be hiring former Chargers coach Anthony Lynn as their offensive coordinator. — Dan Graziano (@DanGrazianoESPN) January 23, 2021 Former Chargers’ HC Anthony Lynn had OC options, but wanted to work with Lions’ HC Dan Campbell and DC Aaron Glenn, who played for the Cowboys at the time Lynn coached in Dallas. https://t.co/L0kgS8aPNV — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 23, 2021 Confirmed: The Detroit Lions are hiring former Chargers coach Anthony Lynn as their offensive coordinator. Dan Campbell has both his OC and DC in place, and gets an experienced coach on his staff — Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) January 23, 2021 This is true....
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Four healthcare workers who have been on the frontlines in the fight against COVID-19 have been selected to go to the Super Bowl by the Los Angeles Chargers. Each NFL team is inviting four healthcare workers to attend Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, Fla. Fan attendance at the game is being limited and a large number will be made up of healthcare workers who have received both vaccination shots. A.G. Spanos, the team’s president of business operations, says its one way the team and the NFL can show their gratitude. “It is their sacrifice – multiple work shifts, the physical and mental toll, time away from their family – that continues to help hold our community together,” Spanos said in a statement. “We are honored to recognize not just these healthcare workers but all healthcare workers in our community who tirelessly...
    New York : The quarterback Philip Rivers retires from professional football and ends his 17-year career as one of America’s most prolific passers.. His retirement occurs without ever being able to play in a Super Bowl, the only dream that he could not see fulfilled as a professional. Rivers, 39, who played last season with the Indianapolis Colts after 16 years with the San Diego Chargers, later converted to Los Angeles, said in a statement that playing quarterback in the NFL was his “childhood dream.” The eight-time Pro Bowl selection ranks fifth in NFL history for the most passing yards, with 63,440, behind only Drew Brees, Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Brett Favre. He is also fifth in league history with 421 touchdown passes., only surpassed by the same five already mentioned: Brady, Brees, Manning and Favre. never forget ???? pic.twitter.com/Zq2YT2jRhq – Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) January 21,...
    Los Angeles Chargers owner Dean Spanos called Philip Rivers “one of the greatest Chargers” ever following the Colts QB’s retirement announcement. “What a tremendous career,” Spanos shared in a statement posted by the Los Angeles team Wednesday on Instagram. “What a special person,” he added. “Philip [Rivers] was a true original and did it his way, and his way was a heck of a lot of fun to watch. He was the heart and soul of the Chargers organization for so many years and, as I’ve said before, we cannot thank Philip enough for laying it on the line each and every play with us.” (RELATED: Chargers’ Rookie Justin Herbert Had It All Planned Out When He Was Nine)   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Los Angeles Chargers (@chargers) “He will be remembered as the consummate professional, the ultimate gamer and one of the...
    (CBSLA)- Former Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers announced his retirement today in an interview given to the San Diego Union Tribune. Saying “it’s just time” Rivers told the paper that while he still can throw it, he’s “excited to go coach high school football.” With his retirement from the game, the 39-year-old Rivers leaves near the top of the leaderboards in a variety of categories. The question is, did he do enough in his 17-year NFL career to warrant induction into Canton and secure his place among the legends of the game? The first thing people arguing against Rivers will focus on is the lack of Super Bowls and less than stellar playoffs record (5-7). However, the lack of the almighty “ringzzzz” hasn’t been an eliminating factor in the past. Of the 20 Hall of Fame quarterbacks, five never won a Super Bowl: Dan Marino, Jim Kelly, Fran Tarkenton,...
    We’ve seen a litany of teams hire their next NFL head coaches, and here at C’mon Coach, we’re already concerned for some of them. In this week’s edition of C’mon Coach, we look into our crystal balls to see precisely how the Urban Meyer era will go for the Jacksonville Jaguars, try to determine just why the Los Angeles Chargers left Brian Daboll at the altar for someone named Brandon Staley, and provide whiparound coverage of the latest comings and goings among the coaching ranks. Meyer gets Coach of the Year hype from his many fanboys among C’mon Coach’s colleagues. The Jaguars become fashionable 2022 Super Bowl sleepers. Everyone politely ignores the fact that they lost their final three games by a combined 56 points. February, 2022: Meyer learns for the first time that the salary cap really is a thing and that he cannot keep all of his in-house...
    The Los Angeles Chargers have hired Brandon Staley as the team’s head coach. The Chargers announced late Sunday night that they’d reached a deal with Staley to take over the franchise. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Contract details weren’t released.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Los Angeles Chargers (@chargers) If you’ve never heard of Staley before this moment, don’t worry because you’re certainly not alone. The man was coaching at D.III John Carroll University just a few years ago. Now, he’s the head coach of an NFL franchise. If that’s not a meteoric rise, then I don’t know what is. Congrats to former JMU defensive coordinator Brandon Staley on being named head coach for the @Chargers!#GoDukes https://t.co/P7BDNZl50N — JMU Football (@JMUFootball) January 18, 2021 Most recently, Staley was the DC for the Rams. So, he...
    COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers have hired Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Brandon Staley as head coach. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    The Chargers seem set to hire Brian Daboll, and he’s the perfect coach to make Justin Herbert into a superstar. Among the head coaching openings that were out there, and surely those that remain, the Los Angeles Chargers’ job is arguably the most appealing. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll has emerged as the favorite to land the job. The Orange County Register has a similar report. The Chargers have a roster full of talent, and Justin Herbert in place as the franchise quarterback. Herbert started 15 games as a rookie this season, setting a rookie record with 31 touchdown passes and falling just 38 yards short of the rookie record for passing yards. Daboll is near the end of his third season as Bills’ offensive coordinator. He has been easy to tie to the Chargers’ job, as he and general manager Tom Telesco went...
    There was a time I would have railed against a gadget maker for daring to ship a phone without a charger. That time was yesterday. Then, Apple was the poster boy for the idea — Apple with its goody-two-shoes rhetoric about saving the environment while continuing to produce an array of proprietary cables and wireless chargers, one of which requires you to buy a new power brick anyhow. Samsung doesn’t have those problems. It’s been all-in on USB-C and the Qi wireless standard for years, and you can use any such cable and any charger from any reputable manufacturer to top up your Samsung phone. Heck, those same universal cables and chargers work with laptops and tablets, too: you can use a MacBook or iPad charger to juice up a new Samsung phone, as long as it’s recent enough to use the universal port. Even if you do...
    The Los Angeles Chargers have reportedly been in contact with Urban Meyer. Meyer is believed to be the leading candidate to take over the Jacksonville Jaguars, but it sounds like they’re not the only team interested. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) From @GMFB: The clock is ticking, as Urban Meyer has yet to firmly and finally decide he wants to coach in the NFL. The #Jaguars search is at a standstill. pic.twitter.com/6Jb3zKrZdI — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 13, 2021 According to Ian Rapoport, the Chargers have also reached out to the three-time national champ, and “the two sides have spoken recently.” As the spotlight shines on Urban Meyer and the #Jaguars, this is interesting: The #Chargers have continued to look into and explore Meyer as a candidate, sources tell me and @MikeGarafolo. The two sides have spoken recently. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet)...
    Even if they’re genuinely interested in him, Urban Meyer is using the Chargers as leverage against the Jaguars. As Urban Meyer has surfaced as a candidate for NFL head coaching jobs, the Jacksonville Jaguars have felt inevitable right up to his reportedly telling people that’s where he expects to land. But the Los Angeles Chargers are reported to have some interest too, and on the heels of Meyer meeting with the Jaguars Friday the plot has thickened a little. According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, Meyer has told associates he has a “strong possibility” to coach the Chargers. The veracity of that sentiment is being questioned, per La Canfora, but Meyer was a guest of the team at some games at their old home stadium in Carson, California. That apparently qualifies as ties to owner Dean Spanos in this context. The biggest issue with the Chargers and Meyer...
    (CBSLA)- The Chargers are searching for a new head coach after announcing the firing of Anthony Lynn on Monday of this week. Since the news of Lynn’s departure, candidates for the opening have begun to emerge. With about $31 million in cap space, stars like Joey Bosa, Keenan Allen, Derwin James and a rookie QB coming off one of the best rookie seasons we’ve seen, the job appears to be an attractive one. The Chargers have a 22-year old QB who just set the rookie record for passing TD and 2nd most passing yards ever. The roster has blue chip pieces on both sides of the ball via a strong GM and a healthy cap situation going forward. Thats a very attractive HC job. — Field Yates (@FieldYates) January 4, 2021 With that in mind, the organization is likely to have a solid list of candidates to...
    The Jacksonville Jaguars feel like a lock to get him if Urban Meyer comes to coach in the NFL, but the Los Angeles Chargers have entered the mix. Former Florida and Ohio State coach Urban Meyer has surfaced as a rumored candidate for NFL head coaching jobs, with the Jacksonville Jaguars looking like a lock if he wants the job. But according to Bruce Feldman of The Athletic, the Los Angeles Chargers also have some interest in Meyer for their head coaching vacancy. On Monday, the Chargers fired Anthony Lynn after four seasons as head coach. A four-game winning streak to end this season gave the team a 7-9 mark, but failures to manage game situations cost the Chargers some wins along the way too with Lynn as the face of that failure.Would Urban Meyer see the Chargers as a more appealing job?In his current role as an analyst for...
    The 2020 NFL regular season is over, and it’s time to look back, talk about horrific coaching and hope we all do better in 2021. Welcome to the C’mon Coach Black Monday spectacular, where we round up Monday’s coach firing news and look ahead to try to answer such questions as: Meyer has been an incredibly successful collegiate head coach at Florida and Ohio State, of course. That’s why he’s so utterly unqualified to coach in the NFL. Meyer has the perfect college coaching skillset: Dazzling the fathers of 275-pound 17-year olds on recruiting visits with Tebow Tales; Coasting on offensive ideas from 20 years ago and getting away with it because he has better players; and Spouting high-minded boilerplate gibberish about “values” and being an “educator” while remaining willfully blind to both the inequities baked into the system that makes him rich and famous and the scandals and...
    The Los Angeles Chargers requested an interview with Jason Garrett, and NFL fans couldn’t help but make jokes. The NFL regular season has reached its conclusion, which means that the 2021 coaching carousel has officially begun. There are six head coach vacancies entering the new league year, one of which being the Los Angeles Chargers, who parted ways with Anthony Lynn on Monday morning. Next: Joe Brady receiving interest from three teams
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers have fired coach Anthony Lynn after four seasons. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Youve got romance: On creating the classical backlot style of Sylvies Love Smart investments to make in 2021 Patrick Mahomes was praised by broadcasters for putting his trash in a garbage can, and fans found the incident hilarious © Getty/Jasen Vinlove Getty/Jasen Vinlove Patrick Mahomes was caught on camera putting some trash in a garbage can prior to the Chiefs' defeat to the Chargers on Sunday. The gesture earned him praise from Fox announcers Kevin Kugler and Brock Huard, who said he "didn't have to do" it. Twitter users found the pair's lauding of Mahomes hilarious, with many mocking the media's seeming deification of the quarterback. Some made jokes referencing the Chiefs' former manager Scott Pioli, who once apparently raged at staff for failing to spot a candy wrapper in a stairwell at Arrowhead Stadium for a whole week. Mahomes missed the Chiefs' final regular season game, which...
    Just a few months after trolling Apple for no longer including a charger with the iPhone, two competitors are now doing the exact same thing. Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun confirmed the Mi 11 will come without a charger and Samsung deleted a Facebook post over the weekend that mocked Apple's move, which may be hinting that the Galaxy S21 won't have one either when it drops in January.  When Apple announced the iPhone 12 and all future releases would ship without chargers, Samsung and Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi ran at the opportunity to poke fun at the Cupertino company.   Samsung posted a picture of a Galaxy charger, with the caption 'included with your Galaxy.' One day later, Xiaomi tweeted a video promoting its Mi 10T Pro, showing a charged being unboxed, with the caption, 'Don't worry, we didn't leave anything out of the box.' Scroll down for video In...
    Anthony Lynn remains on the hot seat, but the Los Angeles Chargers still could bring him back in 2021.  After a 45-0 loss to the New England Patriots, the Chargers’ Anthony Lynn appeared to be surging up the leaderboards on the NFL hot seat meter. Against the Raiders, the offense relied too heavily on the run without any timeouts. Against Atlanta, Lynn waited too long to set up a field goal, resulting in a win for the dirty birds. So, what’s the middle ground? Herbert’s season. This is Lynn as a play-caller. It’s not going to change over time. However, the production of the Oregon wonder might keep Lynn employed out west for another season. If the Chargers are certain Herbert won’t regress, expect Lynn to still mix up plays next season. Next: Should the Jets give Sam Darnold another shot now?
    INGLEWOOD (CBSLA) — The Los Angeles Chargers beat the Denver Broncos on Sunday 19-16 after a tie in the final quarter. The game at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood marked the first time the Chargers beat the Broncos since December 30, 2018. W. pic.twitter.com/DvnFYfrXPQ — Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) December 28, 2020 Please check back for more details.
    Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert is in contention for the Offensive Player of the Year award after putting together a statistically solid season. Herbert was a late substitution for Tyrod Taylor earlier this season. In 13 games, he has 3,781 passing yards, 27 touchdown passes and 10 interceptions. The Chargers are 4-9 this season. The team has lost seven games by a touchdown or less. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Legendary quarterback Brett Favre talked to Herbert on his SiriusXM Radio show and wondered how he was playing "like a 10-year veteran." "You're blowing the stats out the room and I'm just curious how do you feel that you're playing? Do you feel like the game is... slowing down[?] How do you see your season unfolding?" Favre asked. WASHINGTON'S DANIEL SNYDER ACCUSES MINORITY OWNER OF EXTORTION AMID CONTINUED CONTROVERSY: REPORT "Is it like you assumed it would...
    Critics have already blasted the move. While there is an environmental argument to made for shipping fewer chargers, this also helps Xiaomi save money. It can maintain or grow its profit margins, especially for those customers that buy an official charger. That could include people who already have chargers — you can’t really take advantage of fast charging unless you have a compatible adapter. The exclusion won’t matter much in North America and other places where Xiaomi has a limited audience. However, it could easily set the stage for what’s to come. Between this and Samsung reportedly skipping the charger with the Galaxy S21, there’s a real chance you’ll have to go out of your way to find a handset (at least, a high-end handset) with an included power brick in 2021.
    The first time Derek Carr talked with Jon Gruden after the latter was named head coach in 2018 included the following request: “You have to be available.” Carr’s response, as he recounted Tuesday during a video conference, came in two words: “Yes sir.” So it comes as no surprise that Carr, who left a 30-27 overtime loss to the Los Angeles Chargers with a significant groin strain, is working toward starting Saturday night when the Raiders (7-7) host the Miami Dolphins (9-5) at Allegiant Stadium. Carr, with no media present, took practice snaps along with Marcus Mariota, who played well in the loss to the Chargers. If Carr can’t play, Mariota will start his first game since Oct. 13 of last season for the Tennessee Titans. The actual decision will come from Gruden and the Raiders medical staff, who must take into account Carr’s ability...
    We’ve reaching the point where Sean McVay and Bill Belichick have made it to C’mon Coach, and frankly, we’re both proud and disappointed. The more time Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay has to think about an opponent, the dumber he gets. Challenging what happens at the bottom of an onside kick clusterhump may be the only thing dumber than challenging a spot. It’s not like the guy who pounces on the football is wearing a bodycam that the officials can consult. The replay showed two Browns landing atop the ball, with a bunch of Giants leaping on top of them, then the usual melee (which resulted in a Browns unnecessary roughness penalty). If the football somehow changed hands after many unseen and best-unthought-of crotch-and-crack violations beneath that heap of humans, that’s between the participants and their creator: the television cameras won’t see any of it, and the officials...
    Live updates: Coronavirus relief deal reached; new strain pauses flights out of Britain Congress seals agreement on $900 billion COVID relief bill For the Patriots to rebuild, it’s time for Bill Belichick to do something he’s never done as a head coach Nine months ago, as the NFL scouting combine was grinding through college prospects, a member of the Los Angeles Chargers’ contingent was tucked into a booth at a suburban Indianapolis eatery, sipping coffee and asking what the Miami Dolphins were up to with the 2020 NFL draft’s fifth overall pick. At the time, the Chargers were immersed in their quarterback evaluations and trying to shape up who would be on the board at the sixth pick. “You think the Dolphins like [Justin] Herbert?” he asked. The belief at the time was that Miami was locked onto Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa. But members of the Chargers personnel department wondered...
    Raiders coach Jon Gruden is focused on finishing out the season before determining how to proceed on defense 2021. During his time with the Raiders (1998-2001), Tampa Bay (2002 through 2008) and the Raiders again (2018 to present) he’s had four: Willie Shaw, Chuck Bresnahan, Monte Kiffin and Paul Guenther. All have run a 4-3 as their base defense. Guenther is the first to be fired during a season. Here are names that could come up, keeping in mind some could be unavailable because they’re under contract or could be hired as head coaches: (Name, age, current or most recent position) Rod Marinelli, 71, Raiders interim coordinator: Has a head start in the form of a three-game audition. A 30-27 overtime loss to the Chargers was not promising, although predictable on a short week. If the Raiders can go from awful to average in the last...
    While the focus is on one head coaching option, the Kansas City Chiefs have two that could fix many teams, including the Los Angeles Chargers. Fans shouldn’t be talking about the Los Angeles Chargers in a positive light. Yes, the team picked up a 30-27 victory against the Las Vegas Raiders, but it came in overtime on a late surge from Justin Herbert at the goal line. The Chargers entered Sunday with the worst special teams DVOA in the league. Things only got worse with two missed kicks from Michael Badgley. Throw in near two decades of coaching experience from Toub and his Rolodex of names he could add to the coaching staff makes him intriguing. The Chargers need a change in 2020. While Herbert would love to work with Bieniemy, a young OC could keep him on pace. Toub might be a name of out left field, but wasn’t Sean McVay as...
    The Raiders are back there they started when the season began. They’ve got two quarterbacks and they’re not going to the playoffs. The Raiders gave up 30 points, and they scored 27, which holds steady to their numbers through a 2020 season where their best hope is to incrementally improve a game or two from 7-9. Which came one year after 4-12. Some things to keep in mind as the season and offseason play out with both Derek Carr and Marcus Mariota under contract: Beware of recency bias Mariota was better than anyone could have imagined. Darren Waller said he wasn’t surprised, but I’m guessing Jon Gruden was floored in a good way. This was the two-way Mariota who won the Heisman Trophy at Oregon. The cool leader who seemed unaffected by pressure and attention. The player Gruden had in his strip mall offices in Florida for...
    Yes, the Chargers got the win. Yes, they still need to find a new head coach.  When Justin Herbert connected with Jalen Guyton for a 53-yard pickup, it felt like it was over. This was the Los Angeles Chargers of days from the past that fans could be excited for in the future. Next: Raiders defense likely coast franchise a playoff spot
    The Los Angeles Chargers beating the Las Vegas Raiders 30-27 Thursday night didn’t put up huge TV ratings. According to ShowBuzzDaily.com, the game between the Raiders and Chargers peaked with an average of 8.95 million viewers on Fox, which is far from a great number for the NFL. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Los Angeles Chargers (@chargers) These numbers aren’t really great at all for the NFL, especially considering how the league has been dominating the ratings lately. The NFL has been putting up numbers, and that simply didn’t happen at the same level last night for the Chargers and Raiders.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Los Angeles Chargers (@chargers) Granted, the game was between two teams who aren’t playing for much at all,...
    Pence receives COVID-19 vaccine, Walmart-TikTok partnership, Ma Raineys Black Bottom: 5 things to know Friday Pence receives COVID-19 vaccine in televised appearance Marcus Mariota reflects on returning to the field with Raiders: To be truthful, it’s been a long journey Marcus Mariota has gone from No. 2 overall pick in the 2015 draft to the backup quarterback job with the Las Vegas Raiders, a fall from the high expectations everyone had when he left Oregon. © Provided by For The Win But on Thursday night, in a 30-27 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers in overtime, he was back on the field after a Derek Carr groin injury and had a really good game — 226 passing yards, a passing touchdown and an interception, plus 88 yards rushing and a score on the ground. He also earned quite a bit of money in the process. After the game, he...
    Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden had NFL fans scratching their heads Thursday night as cameras caught him wearing an old Oakland Raiders hat while leading his team against the Los Angeles Chargers. Gruden had the old hat on -- a black cap with Oakland Raiders in white script. The veteran head coach appeared to have been told about the hat and changed it back to a Las Vegas Raiders cap at some point during the first half. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM He addressed the hat situation after the team’s overtime loss to the Chargers. "I apologize for not having the right hat on. Somebody played a pretty good trick on me," Gruden said. The Raiders and Chargers battled it out in overtime. Las Vegas had a long first drive that ended in a field goal, and then the team just needed a defensive stop to win...
    Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert called his own number Thursday night to beat the Las Vegas Raiders. With time winding down in overtime and the Chargers sitting right outside the end zone, Herbert ran a QB sneak and jumped the line to win the game 30-27. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Watch the awesome moment below. Justin Herbert! QB SNEAK FOR THE WIN. #BoltUp #LACvsLV pic.twitter.com/RSZK6J84ie — NFL (@NFL) December 18, 2020 It really doesn’t get much better than that. The Chargers were knocking on the door, and Herbert dialed up his own number to put the game away. That’s the kind of ending Herbert and his teammates will be talking about for a long time.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Los Angeles Chargers (@chargers) It’s also been a ton of fun watching Herbert...
    Vaccine hoaxes are rampant on social media. Here’s how to spot them. Rubio’s middle road on Trump’s election claims could draw a GOP primary challenge Jon Gruden is the reason why the Raiders arent going to the playoffs This is the online version of our morning newsletter, The Morning Win. Subscribe to get irreverent and incisive sports stories, delivered to your mailbox every morning.  © Provided by For The Win The Los Angeles Chargers, as they have been known to do for pretty much their entire existence, did everything in their power to give the Las Vegas Raiders a win last night but Jon Gruden just wouldn’t let it happen. And now the Raiders’ playoff hopes are all but over after their 30-27 overtime loss to Justin Herbert and Co. The man to blame for this is Gruden and Gruden only. Not only did he wear the very wrong Raiders hat to...
    The Raiders got a sterling performance Thursday from backup quarterback Marcus Mariota. But the inability to score a touchdown in overtime, followed by some defensive blunders on the ensuing possession, helped pave the way to a 30-27 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers at Allegiant Stadium. Mariota completed 17 of 28 passes for 226 yards and a touchdown and also ran for 88 yards on nine carries after starting quarterback Derek Carr suffered a groin injury in the first quarter. Here’s what the Raiders (7-7) said after the loss, which all but eliminates them from playoff contention. JON GRUDEN “I’d just like to say I’m really proud of our team. We lost a lot of men tonight, and had a lot of men missing and I thought Mariota came in and did a great job. It’s unfortunate we couldn’t find a way to win that game at the end,...
    There’s still a chance. The Raiders could make the playoffs, but the hard truth is the path to a wild card berth includes finishing the season on a three-game winning streak. Based on the way the Raiders (7-6) have played the past three weeks, it’s by far the most daunting challenge heading in to Thursday night’s game.against the Los Angeles Chargers (4-9) at Allegiant Stadium. Judging from social media, many Raiders fans have thrown in the towel and it’s hard to blame them. Their team has gone to the playoffs one time in the previous 17 seasons and even in that year in 2016 lost quarterback Derek Carr to a broken leg on Christmas Eve. For the remaining optimists, the easiest way for the Raiders at 10-6 to make the playoffs is to have Cleveland (9-4) lose twice or Baltimore (8-5) lose once. The Browns are at...
    Anthony Lynn’s early success with the Chargers has turned into a hot seat. Los Angeles (4-9) spent much of the early part of the 2020 season making history by blowing leads. Growing pains were fair to expect with rookie quarterback Justin Herbert at the helm, but Lynn has come under fire more for individual in-game coaching mistakes than the Chargers’ overall struggles. Special teams have been especially shaky at times, and it’s forced Lynn to explain the unexplainable on multiple occasions.  With only three regular-season games left in Lynn’s fourth year in charge, it seems unlikely that he’ll be sent packing before the season concludes. But Los Angeles could soon be looking for a new coach to team with Herbert in what should still be a bright L.A. future. Here’s what Lynn and others have said about his potential firing, along with a breakdown of the coaching mistakes that...
    The start time for ” Thursday Night Football ” between the Las Vegas Raiders and Los Angeles Chargers is the usual kickoff time for Thursday night games throughout the 2020 NFL season. That means that 8:20 p.m. ET on NFL Network and Fox from Allegiant Stadium, Derek Carr and the Raiders (7-6) face Justin Herbert and the Chargers (4-9) in a battle of two AFC West teams. Las Vegas is on the outside looking in of the AFC playoff picture, but there’s still a shot for the Raiders, making Thursday night a must-win game.   MORE: Watch tonight’s NFL game live with fuboTV Las Vegas won the first meeting of these teams this season, 31-26, suggesting what could be a high-scoring, close game, although the Chargers have been playing even more than rough than usual in a few recent weeks. If Herbert can top 300 yards passing, it should at least be...
    As part of the Raiders’ preparation heading in to their game Thursday night against the Los Angeles Chargers, interim defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli took his unit to the movies. Marinelli cued up a video of the things he wants to see in his first game taking over for Paul Guenther. He’ll need everything he can get against the Chargers, as four starters were declared out Wednesday as the Raiders went through final preparations: strong safety Johnathan Abram (concussion), linebacker Nicholas Morrow (concussion), defensive end Clelin Ferrell (shoulder) and cornerback Damon Arnette (concussion). As Marinelli explained Wednesday, he has a heavy emphasis on things that don’t require talent — effort, pursuit, gang-tackling. So the Raiders got an eyeful of John Lynch, Ronde Barber, Derrick Brooks and Warren Sapp with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where Marinelli coached the defensive line. They saw Julius Peppers, Brian Urlacher and Peanut Tillman...
    Heres the biggest news you missed this weekend Florida adds almost 9,000 new COVID cases — Miami-Dade tops 2K for 11th time in December Anthony Lynn and the Chargers Just Had Their Most Embarrassing Sequence Yet The Los Angeles Chargers continue to embarrass themselves on a weekly basis and head coach Anthony Lynn's game management this season has been some of the worst in NFL history. On Sunday, that struck again at the end of the first half against the Atlanta Falcons. © Provided by The Big Lead The Chargers fail to get a field goal off at the end of the first half against the Falcons The Chargers trailed the Falcons 17-10 and faced third-and-1 at Atlanta's 8-yard line with 22 seconds remaining in the first half. They had no timeouts because they had been wasted earlier. Most teams would have taken a shot at the end...
    Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn had an all-time comparison Wednesday. While speaking with the media, Lynn compared the Chargers struggling this season in the NFL to the American forces being bombed at Pearl Harbor. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Yes, you read that sentence correctly. Lynn said in part, “We’re down, but we’re not out. Just the other day was Pearl Harbor Day. You know, one of the biggest defeats this country has had, and we bounced back from that.” You can watch his full comments below. The clip is absolutely amazing. Sheesh pic.twitter.com/gGvI0tPX7H — Amen-Ra (@MasterO3_TGC) December 9, 2020 First off, cease and desist. Everyone knows that WWII references combined with sports is my thing. Until I start getting some checks, I don’t expect anyone to be using my comparisons/phrases about D-Day or Pearl Harbor. I’ve spent the past...
    Getty Cam Newton The New England Patriots‘ playoff hopes are still alive. After winning four of their last five games, including a 45-0 rout of the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, the Patriots are 6-6. With just four weeks remaining and sitting two full games out of the last AFC playoff spot, there is work to be done for the Patriots, and they will also need some help from other teams. Here are the three biggest occurrences the Patriots need to make the postseason. Follow the Heavy on Patriots Facebook page for the latest breaking news, rumors, and content!Simply Win OutIf the Patriots win the rest of their games, they will finish the season at 10-6, which is usually good enough to secure a playoff spot. You’d have to think that in a year that has seen the NFL add a seventh playoff position, that record would be...
    Getty Devin Smith Think beyond this year. I know it’s hard with everything that has happened in 2020 on and off the football field, but the New England Patriots and other NFL teams are doing just that as they continue to bring in veterans for tryouts late into the current campaign. On Monday, a day after the Patriots laid a 45-point thrashing on the Los Angeles Chargers at beautiful SoFi Stadium, word spread, thanks to ESPN’s Mike Reiss, that New England was on the verge of meeting with two potential additions to the roster. The Patriots plan to bring free-agent WR Devin Smith (Ohio State/Jets-Cowboys-Texans) and DB Dayan G. Lake (BYU/Rams) to town for COVID testing and eventual workouts. Smith: '15 2nd-round pick of Jets. Top asset: Speed. Lake: '20 undrafted free agent. CB/S/nickel versatility. — Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) December 7, 2020 One of which was a...
    For those teams pleading “Cut us a break” in this weird and unprecedentedly unpredictable year, that was a fair ask. Until now. At this point of the NFL season, as we head into the final quarter of the schedule, the mea culpas have run their course. There's simply too much bad, worse and truly ugly football to excuse any longer. RAIDERS KEEP JETS’ TREVOR LAWRENCE DREAM ALIVE WITH 31-28 VICTORY Certainly the winless, hapless and possibly hopeless Jets punctuated that on Sunday with their latest debacle. The Jaguars perhaps made what's left of their believers hold the faith into overtime before folding. The Chargers didn't even get out of the first period in their worst performance since, well, maybe when they called Balboa Stadium home. Philly has flopped (phlopped?) so badly there are calls for coach Doug Pederson's job; hey, Eagles fans, the guy won the Super Bowl three seasons backs. But yes, that offense...
    By Michael Hurley, CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) — When the Patriots traded cornerback Keion Crossen to open up a roster spot for Gunner Olszewski in the summer of 2019, some folks wondered why Bill Belichick was going to such lengths to hang on to a Division II defensive back-turned-NFL wide receiver. Though it may have taken a little while, there’s finally an answer. It came on Sunday afternoon, during a 45-0 blowout victory for the Patriots over the Chargers, in which Olszewski was a bona fide star. One week after having a punt return touchdown taken off the board due to an illegal block, Olszewski scored his first NFL touchdown on Sunday with a 70-yard punt return for a TD. Olszewski followed blocks by Matthew Slater and Donte Moncrief before bursting up the right sideline. He wasn’t touched until the punter tapped him, and he avoided the final would-be tackler before tiptoeing along...
    Getty Donte Moncrief and Dalton Keene The New England Patriots and Cam Newton will have two fresh weapons on Sunday when they take on the Los Angeles Chargers. On Saturday, the Patriots signed veteran wide receiver Donte Moncrief to the 53-man roster. He had been called up from the practice squad for two standard elevations the past couple of weeks. On Saturday, the Patriots made his addition to the main roster official. New England also activated rookie tight end, Dalton Keene, from injured reserve. Both are expected to be active and ready to contribute on Sunday in Los Angeles against the Chargers at SoFi Stadium. Follow the Heavy on Patriots Facebook page for the latest breaking news, rumors, and content!Moncrief Up, Ford OutMoncrief’s arrival on the 53-man roster (which was alongside the call up of defensive tackle Akeem Spence) coincided with the release of the recently acquired Isaiah...
    The New England Patriots and Los Angeles Chargers play in Week 13, pitting Cam Newton against Justin Herbert. Here’s information on how to watch the game on your local CBS channel.
    (CBS Los Angeles) — The Kansas City Chiefs still have the inside track on the AFC West title. But there could very well be some bumps in the road. Their remaining schedule features a few tough matchups, not to mention rematches with each of their three division rivals. That starts this Sunday with the Las Vegas Raiders, the only team to beat them so far. The Raiders, at 6-3, are coming off a thrashing of the Denver Broncos, and will be looking to stay in the mix of what’s become a very competitive AFC playoff race. Six teams hold a 6-3 record in the AFC, but only one of them leads their division. The Broncos host the resurgent Dolphins, one of those 6-3 playoff contenders behind rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. Miami is riding a five-game winning streak, the Broncos have lost two straight. Their last win came against the Los...
    A pair of endangered birds are missing after an early-morning theft at Fresno Chaffee Zoo in California, officials say Major developments in Bidens transition to the WH Denver Broncos do something that hasnt been done since Ryan Leaf and the Chargers It didn’t figure to be pretty. So, the fact that the Denver Broncos’ loss to the New Orleans Saints was pretty ugly was predictable. © Provided by Touchdown Wire One has to feel for Kendall Hinton, who was thrust into the job as starting QB after the Broncos’ quarterback quartet was shelved by COVID-19 implications. Vic Fangio: "I was disappointed on several levels, that our QBs put us in that position, that our QBs put the league in that position. We count on them to be the leaders of our team, the leaders of our offense, and those guys made a mistake."— Lindsay Jones (@bylindsayhjones) November 30,...
    Getty Micah Hyde, Tremaine Edmunds and Taron Johnson tackle Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler Throughout this season, the Buffalo Bills defense has struggled, in fact, they’ve been one of the worse in the league. On Sunday, after the Bills beat the Los Angeles Chargers 27-17, Bills head coach Sean McDermott praised his defense after they limited the Chargers to 367 total yards, their fifth-lowest total of the season. They also forced one interception, sacked rookie quarterback Justin Herbert three times,  tallied seven tackles for a loss, and recorded eight quarterback hits. The Bills also allowed the Chargers to convert just three of their 16 third-down attempts. “That’s the defense I expect every week,” McDermott said during his post-game video conference. It was the fifth-lowest amount of total yards that the Bills have allowed this season. But it wasn’t their effort throughout the game that allowed the...
    It’s family first for Philip Rivers and his wife, Tiffany. The Indianapolis Colts quarterback and his high school sweetheart — who have been married for 19 years — are the parents of nine children, but they don’t have a number on how many kids could be added to their brood. “I think really, it was just whatever God’s will was,” Rivers told the Indy Star in September. “We were just open. Certainly didn’t have a number on it. Still don’t.” With Rivers’ football journey taking him to a new team this year, following 16 seasons with the Chargers, the 38-year-old quarterback is grateful to lean on “the heart” of his family through it all. Rivers knew Tiffany was special from the start A devout Catholic, Rivers previously spoke about what drew him to Tiffany. Philip Rivers and Tiffany RiversFox Sports “With Tiffany, I remember pointing her out at a ballgame...
    Getty Anthony Lynn coaches against the New York Jets during the 2016 season. Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn is returning to Buffalo for the second time since he was the head coach of the Buffalo Bills in 2016. Not many people remember, but Lynn is actually listed as Buffalo’s 19th head coach. At the end of the 2016 season, Rex Ryan was fired before Buffalo’s final regular-season game against the New York Jets. Lynn took over as the interim head coach and the game was seen as somewhat of an interview for Lynn. The McKinney, TX native wasn’t just seen as a short-term solution though, he was seen as the future head coach. Essentially, the job was his to lose. It turned out though that Lynn would have his hands tied. Starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor was benched for the regular...
    Getty Keenan Allen hugs Justin Herbert There’s a lot to love about the Los Angeles Chargers offense and on Monday Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier didn’t hold back on the praise when speaking about their matchups for Sunday. He said that rookie quarterback Justin Herbert was playing at an Offensive Rookie of the Year type level and he was benefitting from the type of receivers that the Chargers have surrounded him with. He even went as far as saying that wide receiver Keenan Allen is one of the best in the NFL. “He’s one of the best slot receivers in our game,” Frazier said in Monday’s press conference. “He makes plays on the outside but he makes his money on the inside and the performance that he had on Sunday was really magical in a lot of ways.” On Sunday against the Jets, Allen had 16 catches...
    Last year, the Jets showed a fight in the second half of their season, and it translated to wins. This year, the search for wins has only included those of the moral variety through 10 games, coming in flashes buried amid the losing. But they have been more prevalent in recent weeks as they slog to the finish line, with close losses to the Patriots and Chargers in the last two games. The biggest challenge — finding a way to finish out a win instead of getting discouraged by the mounting losses — remains. “It’s hard, this deep in the season, when you haven’t had a win yet,” coach Adam Gase said Monday on a conference call, the day after a 34-28 loss to the Chargers. “You lose a game on a last-second field goal [against the Patriots], you got an opportunity where at least you’re in striking distance there...
    INGLEWOOD, Calif. (KABC) -- "It's not just me writing a check...I'm putting my foot on the pavement," said Snoop Dogg. The beloved music icon was one of the volunteers happy to help at SoFi Stadium on Monday, where 2,500 families received Thanksgiving turkeys and all the trimmings.Inglewood Mayor James Butts enlisted the help of the rapper, along with the Rams, the Chargers and many others for the Thanksgiving meal distribution."I love the personal side," said Snoop Dogg. "To be up close and personal; for people to see me, touch me, take pictures with me, to be able to know I really care.""With these resources I actually have food to put on my table," said Carolina Cruz."I'm 89 and it's a blessing. Heaven sent!" said Mildred Slaughter.The turkeys were donated by Don Lee Farms, a bag of sides and additional items came from Pepsi, Frito-Lay, and Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.MORE:...
    INGLEWOOD (KABC) -- 'It's not just me writing a check. I'm putting my foot on the pavement. "Snoop Dogg was one of the volunteers happy to help at SoFi Stadium on Monday, where 2500 families received Thanksgiving turkeys and all the trimmings.Inglewood Mayor James Butts enlisted the help of Snoop, along with the Rams, the Chargers and many others for the Thanksgiving meal distribution."I love the personal side," said Snoop Dogg. "To be up close and personal; for people to see me, touch me, take pictures with me, to be able to know I really care.""With these resources I actually have food to put on my table," said Carolina Cruz."I'm 89 and it's a blessing. Heaven sent!" said Mildred Slaughter.The turkeys were donated by Don Lee Farms, a bag of sides and additional items came from Pepsi, Frito-Lay, and Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.
    Getty Sean McDermott meets Kliff Kingsbury at midfield Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott has only been an NFL head coach for three years, so the sample size is small, but his team has never lost their first game after a bye week. Since joining the Buffalo Bills in 2017, the former defensive coordinator for the Carolina Panthers has won all three of his post-bye week matchups which makes sense. Although they aren’t in the building, coaches essentially have two weeks to analyze their next opponent. In his first year as a head coach, the Bills beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 30-27 coming out of their week six bye week and they went on to win two straight games. In 2018, the Bills took down the Jacksonville Jaguars, 24-21, during a down year in which they finished 6-10. Last season, the Bills again had a week six bye week...
    Frank Gore is in his 16th NFL season. The Jets running back has been a Pro Bowler and played in a Super Bowl. He has rushed for 1,200 yards in a season and is No. 3 all-time in NFL rushing yards. At 37 years old, Gore is now trying to avoid an embarrassing entry on his résumé. He is trying to avoid being part of an 0-16 team, a fate that the Jets inched closer to Sunday with a 34-28 loss to the Chargers in Los Angeles. The Jets are now 0-10 for the first time in franchise history. “We’re thinking about that every day,” Gore said of 0-16. “We’ve got to get one. You don’t want to go 0-16, especially this might be my last year. I can’t go out like that.” It would be a humiliating finish to Gore’s magnificent career, and it would be a blemish...
    Well, what did you expect? The Jets, who are not very good with a fully healthy roster, had five cornerbacks on the active roster — and three are rookies — for Sunday’s game against the Chargers in Los Angeles. Their five corners combined for a total of 11 NFL starts. The result was rather predictable in the 34-28 loss to the Chargers. Their secondary was toyed with all afternoon by rookie quarterback Justin Herbert. Herbert, who completed 37 of 49 for 366 yards and three touchdowns, looked so comfortable in the pocket he might as well have been on a couch watching this game from his home as he mercilessly torched the Jets’ defensive backs. His pass catchers — receivers Keenan Allen, Mike Williams, Tyron Johnson and tight end Hunter Henry — had their way with the Jets’ secondary, which was decimated with injuries. Veteran starter Brian Poole was already...
    It appeared on the broadcast as if Jets coach Adam Gase took back play-calling duties at halftime, but he said that was not the case. Offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains has called the plays for the past four games and continued to Sunday. Gase said Loggains would tell him the play and he was relaying the plays into quarterback Joe Flacco. That was why it appeared he was calling the plays when the CBS cameras showed him. “I’ve been sending them in the last three weeks,” Gase said. “I help on some of the third-down stuff and the two-minute stuff. It’s easier when I get involved in the two-minute stuff to already have the communication just because it goes quicker.” It might seem like that is over-complicating things, but Gase said it helps the communication and he has veto power over plays. see also Jets report card: Adam Gase...
    Though your nails might not be as long as they were a couple of weeks ago, you managed to put Week 10 in the “W” column in your survivor pool. The Packers won a surprisingly back-and-forth game over the Jaguars, and the Saints overcame an early 10-0 deficit to comfortably defeat the beleaguered 49ers. Last week’s two double-digit favorites had their tense moments, but the heavy chalk prevailed once again. If you had the audacity to bet against Bill Belichick at home — and I don’t blame you if you did — you will have to sit on the sideline for the rest of the season and think about what you’ve done. Though you likely won and advanced, so did much of the field. But a win this weekend will be a landmark: If you advance, you will have made it all the way to Thanksgiving weekend. Let’s try...
    Apple's latest iPhone upgrade includes an overhaul of its accessories thanks to MagSafe — magnetic technology that lets you attach things like wireless chargers to protective cases to the back of your iPhone. Despite being expensive and not fully baked, it's the coolest new iPhone feature in years. MagSafe was introduced with the 2006 MacBook Pro as a power cable that magnetically attached to the computer with a satisfying snap. Apple modified the tech to work with this year's iPhone 12 and, in October, released a suite of magnetic accessories including new cases, wireless chargers and a wallet. Apple also licensed MagSafe technology to developers like Belkin in hopes of building a third-party ecosystem of magnetic accessories. Like a lot of first-generation Apple devices, the result is a mixed bag. Some of the early products that use MagSafe are kludgy and expensive. But it's so useful that it's not hard...
    The Bengals, Dolphins, and Chargers all believe their rookie quarterbacks have star potential. Here’s how they can help each player reach that goal. Joe Burrow, Tua Tagovailoa, and Justin Herbert have all flashed big-time ability for their respective teams during the 2020 regular season. The Bengals, Dolphins, and Chargers all have every right to believe they have future stars on their hands. That makes it imperative for each front office to surround their young signal-callers with the right talent to succeed in 2021. That coaching change doesn’t necessarily need to initiate a period of roster upheaval for the Chargers. The team has enough talent to be a playoff contender with a few subtle tweaks. Herbert needs a new scheme to utilize instead of new offensive lineman or wide receivers. He might actually be the quarterback in the best situation heading into 2021 if the Chargers nail their head coaching hire.The...
    (CBSLA)- Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert’s performance on the field has been impressive in his rookie season, placing himself firmly in the running for NFL Rookie of the Year. On Wednesday however, the discussion surrounding Herbert was more focused off the field when he showed up to his weekly press conference sporting a brand new hair cut. Gone are the flowing locks, replaced by a buzz cut and clean shaven Herbert. BREAKING: Justin Herbert got a haircut. pic.twitter.com/EEU2IoEalm — Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) November 18, 2020 As one might expect in the social media age, the jokes immediately started to flow with many of them focusing on how young the new do makes him look. The craziest part about Justin Herbert being the frontrunner for Rookie of the Year is that hes only 14 years old. https://t.co/ZsUIsfK6oS — Field Yates (@FieldYates) November 18, 2020 Justin Herberts mom: "Aww hunny, these...
    (CBSNewYork)- The Jets are the last winless team in the NFL and coming off a bye week, they’re looking at a seven game stretch to end the season in which five of their seven opponents hold records above .500. Any hopes of the playoffs are long since dashed and the focus is on what the team can look like moving forward into 2021. But, starting with this Sunday’s matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers, the team still needs to finish out the season and there are several key things to watch for in the home stretch. Perhaps the most important one is the health and development of Sam Darnold. The Jets are likely to have, if not the No. 1 overall pick, close to it in April’s draft. Considering that Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence and Ohio State’s Justin Fields are looked at as almost “can’t miss” prospects at quarterback, the organization...
    All 35 of People’s Sexiest Man Alive Cover Choices, From Mel Gibson to Michael B Jordan (Photos) Coronavirus Reveals How Much Teachers Should Really Be Paid This one play sums up why the Dolphins defense is a nightmare for quarterbacks The Miami Dolphins seem to get better at tormenting opposing quarterbacks by the day. If 2019 was about establishing Brian Flores’ culture and scheme within the organization, then the 2020 season is about using those things to make their opponents feel shame. Deep, dark shame. © Provided by For The Win In Week 10, Miami’s defense befuddled quarterback Justin Herbert, a rookie that hadn’t really looked his age (22) until playing the Dolphins. Herbert had issues throughout the day, but there was one formation that seemed to make him more erratic than any other: the Dolphins’ amoeba. It was a beautiful mess of white and teal jerseys. It was...
    The Jets will be without Sam Darnold due to injury once again. The New York Jets appear to be resigned to the fact that they will end up with the No. 1 pick in the draft, move off of regressing quarterback Sam Darnold, and take Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence to start a new era. Darnold’s 2020 season has been an abject nightmare, as his poor play on the field has been compounded with some serious injury concerns. Darnold’s shoulder injury, which he sustained in Week 4 against the Denver Broncos and reaggravated against the Kansas City Chiefs weeks later, is continuing to bother him, and head coach Adam Gase confirmed that he will not be active for their tussle against Justin Herbert and the Los Angeles Chargers. Joe Flacco will get his fourth start of the season in place of Darnold. Sam Darnold will be OUT again in Week 11 against...
    (CBSLA)- Halfway through the 2020 season, the Chargers don’t have much hope of the playoffs. But, they do have a rookie quarterback that has been the talk of the league for his performances this year. “He’s not playing well, he’s playing unbelievably well. He’s throwing the ball as accurate as any quarterback in the league right now. He can make every throw look so simple and easy,” said The NFL Today’s Phil Simms in an interview with Ryan Mayer. “He’s one of the few, maybe the only quarterback in the league that can stand in there with pressure around and throw over the top of the defensive front because he’s a true 6’6.”He plays tall. He stands tall and has a high release. He’s a power thrower who makes it look easy.” Despite Herbert’s play, the team has mustered just one win in his seven starts. It’s hard to put...
    There are a lot of ways to describe the Raiders’ fan base, but quiet is not one of them. And while Jon Gruden knows they’re out there, and excited about hitting the halfway point of the season with a 5-3 record, it’s not as if his ears are ringing with the COVID-19 pandemic acting as a silencer. “You can’t sense it,” Gruden said Monday at his weekly video conference the day after a 31-26 road win over the Los Angeles Chargers. “We’ve played in front of an empty stadium and we don’t go anywhere. You do look forward to those times, but it’s really a strange experience going right now, that’s for sure.” Gruden does have a read on his own team, however, and he likes what he sees, both in the way they practice and prepare and the way they’ve adhered to COVID-19 protocols despite more...
    Week 9 was wild and unpredictable. The Dolphins and Cardinals had a riveting battle in the desert, with Tua Tagovailoa and Kyler Murray showing why they could be stars for years to come. The scrappy Panthers almost upset the Super Bowl champion Chiefs. Even the cellar-dwelling Jaguars and Texans turned in an entertaining matchup, with Jacksonville’s sixth-round rookie QB Jake Luton looking solid in a way almost nobody could have predicted. But there were some constants. The Chargers, as they do, found a way to lose. So did the Lions and the Cowboys. We typically structure these recaps to talk about winning teams, or at least some of the positive developments in a week of NFL action. But what about the losers? What about the teams who disappoint their fans week after week? Let’s take a look at how the teams leading the NFL’s pain rankings did on Sunday: Chargers...
    Week 9 was wild and unpredictable. The Dolphins and Cardinals had a riveting battle in the desert, with Tua Tagovailoa and Kyler Murray showing why they could be stars for years to come. The scrappy Panthers almost upset the Super Bowl champion Chiefs. Even the cellar-dwelling Jaguars and Texans turned in an entertaining matchup, with Jacksonville’s sixth-round rookie QB Jake Luton looking solid in a way almost nobody could have predicted. But there were some constants. The Chargers, as they do, found a way to lose. So did the Lions and the Cowboys. We typically structure these recaps to talk about winning teams, or at least some of the positive developments in a week of NFL action. But what about the losers? What about the teams who disappoint their fans week after week? Let’s take a look at how the teams leading the NFL’s pain rankings did on Sunday: Chargers...
    Grading the Raiders’ 31-26 road win Sunday over the Los Angeles Chargers: PASS OFFENSE B Derek Carr was 13 of 23 for 165 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions as the Raiders had the ball for just 50 snaps. Had a fumble in the final seconds of the first half that could have been — and probably should have been — costly. Except Carr came out in the third quarter and hit two big throws to Nelson Agholor (45 yards for a touchdown) and Hunter Renfrow (53 yards) on third down plays that were a big difference in the game. Plus there was a 12-yard scramble on a called passing play for a huge first down after the Renfrow catch. Had a couple of off target throws, but successfully navigated the offense Was sacked only once. Sam Young made it wire to wire at right tackle and Brandon...
    Pfizer says early data shows Covid-19 vaccine is 90 percent effective, higher than expected 13 things you probably didnt know about The Cheesecake Factory Chargers Lynn: Weve been kicked in the gut six times Anthony Lynn struggled to stomach another crushing defeat Sunday after a replay reversal wiped away a potential victory for his Los Angeles Chargers over the Las Vegas Raiders. © Harry How / Getty Images Sport / Getty "We've been kicked in the gut six times," the head coach said following the 31-26 loss, according to Gilbert Manzano of the Orange County Register. "That's six times too many for me." In Week 8, the Chargers squandered a 21-point lead against the Denver Broncos. Blown leads have plagued the Bolts throughout the first half of the season, with four of their first five losses featuring double-digit meltdowns. All six of their defeats in 2020 have been...
    Devontae Booker was talking about what it was like to have Raiders guard Gabe Jackson and center Rodney Hudson pulling to the right and leading the way on his 23-yard touchdown run Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers. “It was like the Red Sea just opened up,” Booker said Sunday on a video teleconference following a 31-26 win over the Los Angeles Chargers.” I got two big dogs in front of me. Can’t go wrong with that. Just had to finish it out.” While it won’t be nearly as easy as Booker’s touchdown — he said he would have scored in flag football — his run to end zone serves as a metaphor for the second half of the season. Nothing is ever easy in the NFL. There will be more nail-biters on the schedule, although maybe not to the extreme of having a game-ending touchdown overturned...
    The Raiders leaned on their defense for the second straight week to help deliver a victory as backup cornerback Isaiah Johnson’s pass breakup in the end zone with no time left preserved a thrilling 31-26 win over the Chargers. While Derek Carr threw a pair of touchdown passes and Devontae Booker’s 68 yards paced a 160-yard rushing effort, the Raiders needed back-to-back pass breakups from Johnson to win their second straight game on Sunday. Here’s what the Raiders were saying after the win over their AFC West rivals that moves them to 5-3 halfway through the season: RAIDERS COACH JON GRUDEN: Opening statement: “I’ll answer any questions I can, I’m just very proud of our team. We went through a lot of adversity and, in this league, you have to find a way to win. The Chargers —I give them a lot of credit —every...
    US coronavirus: The country nears 10 million Covid-19 cases Lost fast food brands we miss the most Why its now clearly time for the Chargers to fire Anthony Lynn Now in his fourth season as the Los Angeles Chargers’ head coach, Anthony Lynn has been given every opportunity to succeed. At every single turn, his team has struggled living up to its talent level. The coach himself has also struggled from an in-game strategy standpoint. Following Los Angeles’ brutal loss to the Las Vegas Raiders, it’s time for the team to fire Lynn. © Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Here’s the gist of this argument.The Chargers’ Week 9 loss to Las Vegas is a culmination of strugglesSome will conclude that it’s hard to blame Lynn for the Chargers’ second consecutive brutal loss. Justin Herbert hit Donald Parham for what appeared to be the game-winning touchdown. Rightfully, officials in hand in...
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