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The San Diego Chargers may have their hands full in 2012. San Diego ranked 20th among NFL teams against the run in 2011. San Diego will face the Oakland Raiders on the road in week one and to close out the regular season in a week 17 home game. Darren McFadden only appeared in seven games last season, but was fourth in the NFL with 88 rushing yards per game. The Chargers have a week three home game against the Atlanta Falcons. Former Charger Michael Turner finished third in the NFL with 1,340 rushing yards and tied for sixth with 11 rushing touchdowns in 2011.
It will be interesting to see how Jamaal Charles of the Kansas City Chiefs returns from his ACL tear. San Diego has a week four road battle in KC, and a week nine home game against the Chiefs. Charles only appeared in two games last season, but finished second in the NFL with 1,467 rushing yards while being 14th in attempts in 2010. The New Orleans Saints barely had a running back who eclipsed 600 yards thanks to injuries, but the combination of former Charger Darren Sproles, Pierre Thomas, Mark Ingram and Chris Ivory helped New Orleans finish sixth as a team in rushing yards. The Chargers have a prime time Sunday night game in New Orleans for week five.
The age of 30 is usually the time when running backs slow down. The 30 year old Willis McGahee may have found the fountain of youth as he finished eighth in the NFL in 2011 with 1,199 rushing yards. McGahee only combined for 209 rushing attempts from 2009-2010, so this could explain his productivity last season as Ray Rice carried the workload on the Baltimore Ravens those seasons. San Diego has a week six home game and a week 11 road game against McGahee and the Denver Broncos. Their week 11 match-up with Denver will be followed by a week 12 home game against Baltimore. Rice finished second in the NFL with 1,364 yards and tied for third with 12 touchdowns in 2011.
San Diego has a week 15 home game against the Carolina Panthers. DeAngelo Williams, Jonathan Stewart and Cam Newton all rushed for over 700 yards in 2011. Carolina led the NFL in rushing touchdowns with 26 and was third as a team in rushing yards. San Diego was tied for sixth in terms of giving up the most plays of 20 or more rushing yards in 2011. San Diego added defensive tackle Kendall Reyes and strong safety Brandon Taylor, so hopefully they will help the Chargers improve against the run.
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A San Diego restaurant opened by Junior Seau in 1996 has closed its doors two weeks after the NFL star's suicide.
Trustees of Seau's estate say they made the decision to close Seau's The Restaurant in Mission Valley on Wednesday.
Trustee Bette Hoffman says in a statement that the decision to close the restaurant was made to honor Seau's legacy. She also says trustees...
In the 2012 NFL Draft it was widely known that the San Diego Chargers needed to address their most pressing issue; Defense. While the team has needs to be addressed on more than just the defensive side of the ball, the defense was a glaring weakness in the 2011 season. So, that is what the Chargers did in selecting three defensive studs who should be immediate factors in linebacker...
Police say a thief burglarized the garage of Junior Seau's Oceanside, Calif., home days after the former NFL star's suicide.
A burglar crawled through a doggy door into Seau's garage at about 2 p.m. on May 7.
Lt. Leonard Mata tells the North County Times (http://bit.ly/IWuGZe) that the crook rummaged through cabinets and stole a $500 bicycle belonging to a friend of...
In more of the more repulsive things I’ve read in a while, the house of San Diego Chargers LB Junior Seau was burglarized. The robbery occurred on May 7 at approximately 2 p.m. Nctimes reports that the perpetrator(s) forced entry into the garage through a dog door. Cabinets in the garage area were rummaged through but no entry was made into other parts of the home.
The home of former Chargers star Junior Seau was burglarized last week, just days after he was found dead, the North County Times reported Tuesday.
Seau, who played in the NFL for 20 seasons, was found dead by his girlfriend inside their home in Oceanside, near San Diego, on May 2, with a gunshot wound to his chest. His death was ruled a suicide.
Police said Tuesday that burglars...
A bicycle stolen from Junior Seau's Oceanside home days after the former NFL star's suicide has been recovered, police said.
An unidentified woman called police Wednesday after seeing a bicycle that matched the description of the one that was stolen from Seau's garage on May 7, said Oceanside police Lt. Leonard Mata.
Police confirmed it was the stolen bicycle and contacted...
The San Diego Chargers have signed free agent defensive lineman Garrett Brown and rookie free agent corner back Arthur Hobbs. They were among 17 who tried out during rookie orientation this past weekend. Brown spent time with the Chiefs as a defensive tackle in 2010. Hobbs, a Division II All-American, played at Mt. Miguel High School and Grossmont College in San Diego before transferring...
According to Dave Richard of CBSSports.com, Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden has been looking good so far during Tuesday’s minicamp session.
Multiple reports have stated that McFadden looks healthy and isn’t limited at all while running the ball out of the back field as well as running pass routes down the sideline.
According to NFL.com, Oakland Raiders running backs coach Kelly Skipper has stated that Darren McFadden is making cuts at full speed on the field.
“The thing about Darren is he didn’t have any major surgeries, so he’s able to come back here healthy and he’s playing at a high level right now and it’s offseason,” Skipper told the San Francisco Chronicle per...
The raw win-loss numbers suggest the Oakland Raiders are no worse off with star tailback Darren McFadden out of the lineup than in it. Since choosing McFadden with the fourth overall selection in the 2008 NFL Draft, after all, Oakland is 13-19 when the former Arkansas standout has started and, you guessed it, 13-19 when he hasn't.
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Fantasy owners are cut-throat, throwing talent under the bus at the drop of a hat. Some never seem to remember anything past a couple weeks of production. If you asked any fantasy owner (who wasn’t a Raiders fan) what they thought of Darren McFadden, their reaction would be lukewarm at best. Yet, if Darren McFadden hadn’t suffered a Lisfranc sprain in his right foot week 7...
The Oakland Raiders are finally getting a chance to see what their offense can look like with both Carson Palmer and Darren McFadden on the field.
The two stars never got a chance to play together last season with McFadden being sidelined by a season-ending foot injury earlier in the same game that Palmer made his Raiders debut.
With McFadden finally recovered and at full speed...
On the first day of the Oakland Raiders' OTAs, running back Darren McFadden practiced in full view of the media for the first time since suffering a foot injury last October, and Steve Corkran of the Bay Area News Group reports the 2008 first round pick appeared to do so without limitation. "Darren McFadden looks full go out here. Running, catching, cutting, doing every...
The Oakland Raiders had high hopes for running back Darren McFadden when they drafted him in the first round in 2008, but the oft injured rusher has yet to play a full season and missed the final nine games of the 2011 campaign. Raiders running back coach Kelly Skipper, however, recently said that the way he's playing now "you would never know he got hurt." McFadden...
By Len PasquarelliThe Sports Xchange The raw win-loss numbers suggest that the Oakland Raiders are no worse off with star tailback Darren McFadden out of the lineup than in it. Since choosing McFadden with the fourth overall selection in the 2008 draft, after all, Oakland is 13-19 when the former Arkansas standout has started and, you guessed it, 13-19 when he hasn't. ...