Found September 23, 2012 on
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San Diego Chargers
SAN DIEGO, CA Well, at least there was some good news for the San Diego Chargers and their local fans Sunday afternoon: Because the game wasn't a sellout it was blacked-out in the city and surrounding TV markets. Therefore, Charger loyalists were spared from watching the debacle that took place at Qualcomm Stadium.
The Atlanta Falcons jumped out to a 20-0 first half lead and never looked back as they beat the Chargers 27-3. The Falcons are now 3-0, while the Bolts drop to 2-1.
It might also give critics of the Chargers' head coach renewed reason to call for a meeting of his head and a football chopping block.
Norv Turner has been an NFL head coach for 15 years. He's won 109 regular season contests, compiling a 109-113-1 going into Sunday's home game against the Falcons. (It's now 109-114-1). He's 4-4 four in the playoffs and is generally regarded as a brilliant offensive innovator; maybe the best in his sport. When the Dallas Cowboys won back-to-back Super...
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Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Turner at least for one game appears to be rejuvenated
Turner busted out 80 yards and a touchdown against his former team the San Diego Chargers on Sunday.
Turner’s lack of recent breakout games and his recent DUI have taken center stage when his name is mentioned lately.
According to Turner the team’s road trip to his old stomping grounds...
Normally slow starters, the Chargers are 2-0 this season and doing it in a year when a lot of people wrote them off after 2 straight seasons without the postseason and with the team possessing many holes on paper. Philip Rivers might be the MVP of the league for the first 2 games, leading this team to a 2-0 record despite not having much help. He’s completed 73.8% of his passes...
Ryan Mathews was set to make his season debut for San Diego, and tight end Antonio Gates also was active for the Chargers against the Atlanta Falcons in a matchup of undefeated teams.
Mathews hasn't played since breaking his collarbone on his first carry in the exhibition opener on Aug. 9. Gates was inactive last week after hurting his ribs in the opener at Oakland.
Opponent: San Diego Chargers
Where: Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego
Time: 4:05 p.m.
Point Spread (Danny Sheridan's odds as published in USA Today): San Diego is favored by 3 with an over of 47
Key Offensive Match-up: The Chargers' strength on defense is, right now, a Falcons' weakness. The Chargers lead the NFL in holding opponents to a league-low 41.5 yards per game...
Here are the five things that we learned from watching the Falcons demolish the Chargers in San Diego in this Week 3 match-up of two potential playoff teams.1. Tony Gonzalez can still ball with the best of them. He might be 36, and lead a vegan life style, but on Sunday Tony Gonzalez was as reassuring to Falcons' Quarterback Matt Ryan as a warm Meatloaf straight from the...
Both of these teams are a pleasant surprise through the first two weeks of 2012. The Falcons have looked liked the team everyone thought they could be in 2011 while you could easily say the same about the Chargers. Oh well. Better late than never I suppose. While both teams come into Week 3 with undefeated 2-0 marks, someone is going to leave San Diego with a blemish on their record...
SAN DIEGO -- Atlanta made itself home again in San Diego and extended its perfect mark there. Quarterback Matt Ryan passed for three touchdowns and safety Thomas DeCoud led a strong defensive effort as the Falcons manhandled the Chargers in a 27-3 victory on Sunday. The win was Atlanta's sixth consecutive in San Diego and its eighth victory in nine meeting with the Chargers...
Not very many in the media had the Atlanta Falcons starting out 2-0 and firing on all cylinders from the get go, but that is exactly what has happened through the first two weeks of the NFL Season. Atlanta got off to a hot start in Kansas City when they beat down the woe-some Chiefs 40-24. Then the Falcons had their home opener in the Georgia Dome in prime-time style as hosts of...
RB Tashard Choice (Buffalo)
Percent owned (ESPN): 0.3%
Fred Jackson is hurt and now so is CJ Spiller. Tashard Choice looked good in their absence this week, rushing for 91 yards on 20 carries. He should continue to get the bulk of the carries until one of them returns. He should be owned in all formats because he could be starting this week against New England.
QB Jake Locker (Tennessee...