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San Diego right guard Louis Vasquez is inactive for Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears because of a left ankle injury, leaving the Chargers without three of their starting offensive linemen.
Vasquez was injured last week against Oakland and was listed as doubtful for this game. The Chargers had already ruled out left tackle Marcus McNeill because of a neck stinger and Pro Bowl left guard Kris Dielman, who went on injured reserve during the week because of the lingering effects of a concussion sustained Oct. 23 at the New York Jets. They are also missing receiver Malcolm Floyd (hip) and outside linebacker Shaun Philips (foot).
The Bears are holding out nickel back D. J. Moore after he sprained an ankle in practice Wednesday.
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Philip Rivers says he can't recall losing five straight games in any competitive sport, unless dominoes count.
Not in high school. Not during his career at North Carolina State.
But Rivers and the San Diego Chargers have lost five straight games, the franchise's worst streak since going 0-5 to open the 2003 season.
The latest setback was a 31-20 loss at Chicago in which...
Philip Rivers continued his turnover spree, the defense failed to get off the field and the special teams conjured up images of 2010 as the Bolts fell to the Bears, 31-20. San Diego's fifth straight loss helped Oakland open up a two-game lead in the West as Norv Turner's team faces another season out of the playoffs.
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"One! Two! Three! Four! The San Diego Chargers have hit the floor!"
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SAN DIEGO CHARGERS (4-5) at CHICAGO BEARS (6-3) Sunday, 4:15 P.M. ET, CBS, Direct TV (714), Sirius (SD 86, Chi 94)
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