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  • Los Angeles Chargers

    Chargers’ next opponent: Philadelphia Eagles scouting report

    One of the NFL’s unique talents may have played his final down. Darren Sproles, the 5-foot-6 scatback once known as “Lightning Bug,” went down in the Eagles’ win over the Giants on Sunday. It was a freak play: His knee buckled, and as he fell, a defender kicked him in the wrist. The result was a torn ACL and a broken forearm — injuries that are difficult for any athlete to come back from, let alone a 34-year-old whose abilities hinged on his speed and...

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  • Los Angeles Chargers

    Chargers say play-calling isn’t to blame for sputtering offense

    COSTA MESA >> A day after he fell to 0-3 as an NFL head coach, Anthony Lynn stood at the Chargers practice facility and told it straight. “I didn’t have to watch the film to figure out why we lost that game,” he said. The reason being, of course, an offense that turned the ball over three times in the first 20 minutes. An offense that crossed midfield four times without adding any points. An offense that had its lowest-scoring performance in nearly two...

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  • Football

    Preview for Dallas Cowboys at Arizona Cardinals

    COWBOYS AT CARDINALS Kickoff: 5:30 p.m., ESPN Outlook: Dallas loafed its way through last week’s loss against Denver, like Ezekiel Elliott chasing down an interception. That won’t be the case this week against an Arizona offense that just isn’t the same without David Johnson. Carson Palmer really looks like he’s lost it, and while he can still get past lowly Indianapolis, he’s not going to have that success against a playoff team like Dallas.

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  • Los Angeles Chargers

    Whicker: Chargers’ defense plays well, until it has to

    CARSON >> On the north sideline, Kansas City’s’ Marcus Peters looked at the ground and held up a fist, with teammate Roy Miller holding up Peters’ arm. On the south sideline, five Chargers sat on a metal bench when the anthem was played, and Casey Hayward also raised a fist. Then the notes faded and a whistle blew, and chaos did not overrun the land. The Chargers (0-3) and Chiefs (3-0) went about playing the game the way they habitually do, the...

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  • Los Angeles Chargers

    Chargers RB Melvin Gordon’s hot start slowed by knee injury

    CARSON >> Melvin Gordon had his best game of the year on Sunday. Now, the Chargers need him healthy enough for an encore. The third-year tailback was one of the bright spots in a 24-10 loss to Kansas City, turning 17 carries into 79 yards and a touchdown. He racked up nearly all of those numbers in a strong first half: six runs of at least 9 yards, including an 11-yard scamper that represented his team’s lone trip to the touchdown. It was a promising performance...

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  • Los Angeles Chargers

    Philip Rivers’ 3 interceptions doom Chargers in loss to Kansas City

    CARSON >> Even after relocation and a coaching change, this remains true: The Chargers will only go as far as Philip Rivers takes them. On Sunday, that reality did not look reassuring. In their second game at StubHub Center, the Chargers fell to Kansas City, 24-10 — dropping to 0-3 for the first time since 2003. And Rivers, making his 188th consecutive start, deserved a healthy share of blame. The veteran quarterback dug the Chargers into an early hole, throwing...

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  • Los Angeles Chargers

    In response to President Trump, Chargers and rest of NFL make statement of unity

    CARSON — They knelt together, stood arm in arm, and raised clenched fists as the anthem played. Their statement of solidarity resounded across the league, from Los Angeles to Denver, from Cleveland to Indianapolis, from Houston to Atlanta, and across the Atlantic, where the most politically divisive day in NFL history began with the league’s only Muslim owner, Shahid Khan, standing together with Jaguars players and coaches, of all races and beliefs. The statement...

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  • Los Angeles Chargers

    Minus Jason Verrett, Chargers have no room for error in competitive AFC West

    Two games into the season, every team in the AFC West can argue for its status among the NFL elite. Every team except one. Denver, Oakland and Kansas City are all undefeated. The Chargers, meanwhile, are winless. Sure, their two losses have come by just five combined points, but scoring margins don’t count in division standings. And given how brutal the AFC West looks so far, they don’t have much room for error — especially not with Kansas City coming to...

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  • Los Angeles Chargers

    Chargers vs. Chiefs: How they match up

    CHARGERS (0-2) vs. KANSAS CITY (2-0) When: Sunday, 1:25 p.m. Where: StubHub Center Line: Kansas City by 3 points TV/Radio: Ch. 2; 640-AM, 980-AM (Spanish) CHARGERS OFFENSE vs. KANSAS CITY DEFENSE The Chargers have moved the ball efficiently, ranking 10th in the league with 5.6 yards per play. They just haven’t been able to finish drives. The team scored touchdowns on four of its five red-zone trips this year, but also crossed...

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  • Football

    NFL Week 3 preview: It has all fallen apart for Chuck Pagano, Colts

    Less than three years ago, the Indianapolis Colts were just one game away from the Super Bowl, with one of the NFL’s best young quarterbacks under center and a beloved coach on the sideline. Chuck Pagano took over a 2-14 team, beat leukemia and won 11 games in both of his first two seasons, and here they stood, just below the NFL’s mountaintop. Few coaches are ever so fortunate. Pagano had the city behind him, Andrew Luck at quarterback and the NFL’s easiest...

    By Ryan Kartje rkartje@scng.com @Ryan_Kartje on Twitter|

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