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Report: Philip Rivers playing through painful back injury

Philip Rivers is playing through a pretty significant back injury, according to a report. ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported Sunday that Rivers has a bulging disk in his back that is on the verge of being herniated, yet the quarterback is still playing for the Chargers. The issue began to bother Rivers three weeks ago but...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Philip Rivers has bulging disk, leads Chargers to comeback win over 49ers

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers staged a wild rally in the fourth quarter and overtime for a thrilling 38-35 comeback win over the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday. The Chargers rallied from a 21-point deficit, tying the largest comeback victory in franchise history. “Give them a lot of credit for the challenge,” head coach Mike...
Via Sports-Glory
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers WR Eddie Royal Earns an Additional $500K With Strong Game Against 49ers

Eddie Royal's production has never come even close to matching what it was his first season in the NFL. As a rookie for the Denver Broncos he caught 91 balls for 983 yards and five touchdowns. In the years since he has ended the season with more touchdowns, but hasn't come close in yards and receptions.So when his agent worked an incentive clause in to his contract should he make...
Via FatManWriting
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fat Guy Play of the Day Courtesy of San Diego Chargers DL Sean Lissmore

From time to time we see big guys make plays that we don't expect to see them make. Saturday night San Diego Chargers defensive lineman Sean Lissmore just such a play late in the game against the 49ers. It wasn't just any play though. You could say it was a game changer. So--was he the one that popped the ball out of Quinton Patton's hands? No!He was the big body that fell on top...
Via FatManWriting
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chargers keep playoff hopes alive with comeback win

The San Francisco 49ers threw away a 28-7 halftime lead on Saturday night at Levi’s Stadium, losing 38-35 to the San Diego Chargers. Even though Frank Gore rushed for 158 yards and the team totaled 355 yards, the 49ers dropped their fourth consecutive contest, falling to 7-8 on the season. The game began on a promising note, as Gore broke off a 52-yard touchdown run on the fourth...
Via BaySportsNet
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Antonio Gates has 99 touchdowns since entering the NFL

Antonio Gates is just one touchdown away from 100 touchdown receptions. Tonight he causght number 98, and 99. The Chargers are just one touchdown away from tying the game, but Gates is having another huge year. @Chargers: .@AntonioGates85 now has 99 TD catches since entering the league, which is the most in the NFL over […] The post Antonio Gates has 99 touchdowns since entering...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: San Diego Chargers LB Dwight Freeney Records Career Sack No. 111; Chargers Recover Fumble for TD

Throughout the first half of the Chargers-49ers game it looked like San Francisco came to play. They wanted to prove that they were not the crappy team that had been taking the field for much of the season, but one that could play solid football--and they did. However, the third quarter belonged to the Chargers who managed to pull within a touchdown after being down three TDs thanks...
Via FatManWriting
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers at San Francisco 49ers: 2014 Week 16 NFL Pick

San Diego Chargers (8-6) at San Francisco 49ers (7-7) The public is all over the Chargers here. It’s understandable. The 49ers have lost 3 straight games, haven’t covered since week 11 in New York against the Giants and haven’t covered at home since week 13 of last season. They’ve been eliminated from the playoffs and Jim Harbaugh is basically a goner. However, these players...
Via The Football Fan Spot
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Roger Goodell says no LA team in 2015

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports There will not be an NFL team that relocates to Los Angeles in 2015. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has informed the San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders and St. Louis Rams that no move will be made by next season. Goodell also told the Chargers, Raiders and Rams — each of whom can file a relocation application...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Mathews ruled out against 49ers

The Chargers will play Saturday’s game against the 49ers without running back Ryan Mathews. Mathews has been ruled out for the Week 16 contest leaving Branden Oliver and Donald Brown to share carries in the backfield of the Chargers. Bothered by an ankle injury Mathews has not played since Dec. 7 and is far from certain to play in Week 17. The bolts are expecting tight end Ladarius...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers vs. San Francisco 49ers Preview and Prediction

A pair of California teams with different playoff aspirations will present NFL fans with some holiday entertainment Saturday evening when the San...
Via Athlon Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers at San Francisco 49ers: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

Getty Images Last week the San Francisco 49ers were eliminated from playoff contention. With changes on the horizon – and maybe a new head coach – they are ripe for the picking of the San Diego Chagers who need a win to stay in contention for a playoff spot themselves. The Chargers (8-6) are a .500 team on the road which is appropriate considering the 49ers (7-7) are just a...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers QB Rivers returns to practice, has perfect day

  Philip Rivers was back at practice Thursday, and by all accounts it was a perfect one. The San Diego Chargers quarterback returned a day after sitting out practice in order to rest chest and back injuries. He expects to play at San Francisco on Saturday night, when the Chargers (8-6) hope to keep their playoff chances alive. Rivers has injuries that neither the team nor the quarterback...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers: Playoff hunt

Sitting at 8-6 after losing two games in a row, the San Diego Chargers are in a three-way tie for the top Wild Card spot. Tied with the Chargers are Kansas City and Buffalo. Additionally, there is only a one game difference between the three teams that are one game back at 7-7; Houston, Miami, and Cleveland. The Chargers will have to finish strong and win outright against the 49ers...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Are any San Diego Chargers rookies among the 10 most disappointing of 2014?

This year’s rookie class is loaded with talent; all over the league, first-year players are performing at a high level, demonstrating that they’re going to be stars for years to come. But that’s not a 100 percent, across-the-board statement. Like in any draft, this year’s batch of newcomers has some players who haven’t been able to smoothly make the transition to the NFL...
Via cover32 - Chargers
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers not coming to L.A

Unfortunately, Los Angeles will not be welcoming the San Diego Chargers back to the Coliseum for the 2015 NFL season.  The team will stay in San Diego for another year and try and get a new stadium built. NFL.COM first reported the story.   The post Chargers not coming to L.A appeared first on Geeks & Cleats.
Via Geeks and Cleats
4 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers’ 1-32 quarterback ranking could be disputed

Every week, from now through the Wednesday before the Super Bowl, the editors at cover32 will gather to rank the NFL’s 32 starting quarterbacks. Depending on what’s happened the previous week, some will rise and some will fall, and even some of the names on the list will change. It’s a never-ending evolution, as the status of the league’s top signal callers is always in flux...
Via cover32 - Chargers
4 days ago  |  Discuss

No way, LA: Chargers will stay in San Diego . . . for one more year, at least

  The San Diego Chargers will be staying at Qualcomm Stadium for at least another year. Mark Fabiani, special counsel to Chargers President Dean Spanos, said in a statement Tuesday night that the team will not exercise its lease termination clause before next season and will continue to work to get a new facility built in San Diego. He noted that 2015 will be the team's 14th year...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers WR Allen has broken collarbone, status in doubt

SAN DIEGO -- Keenan Allen, the San Diego Chargers' leading receiver, has a broken right collarbone, the team said Tuesday. Allen, who has 77 catches for 783 yards and four touchdowns this season, also injured his right ankle during the Chargers' loss Sunday to the Denver Broncos. ''It says a lot about his toughness and the type of player that he is,'' Chargers coach Mike McCoy said...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The state of Chargers Fans, Move to LA & Antonio Gates Autograph Giveaway

Today’s Lightning Round Podcast features @GarrettSisti and @HoyleSports talking about the state of the franchise and its fans. Where are the Chargers heading the rest of the year and moving forward? And could the team be moving to LA? The guys will also hold an Antonio Gates autograph giveaway.  Feel free to comment and download using the player below. You can also listen to...
Via cover32 - Chargers
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers’ Eric Weddle Dyes Beard To Look Like Santa Claus (Photo)

Eric Weddle is definitely a member of the so called “beard gang.” There must be some Santa Claus complex or a charity event taking place. Nonetheless, this is pretty cool. Eric Weddle is now ready for Christmas.   [NIS] The post Chargers’ Eric Weddle Dyes Beard To Look Like Santa Claus (Photo) appeared first on Geeks & Cleats.
Via Geeks and Cleats
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Thursday Night Football on Saturday is silly

Thursday night football on Saturday? This world is unraveling @BHHTTU2000 @thephilipbrown @junior_miller — Wes Martin (@martinsmadness3) December 15, 2014   The NFL returns to Saturday next week with two games and to promote it, of course NFL Network and CBS are calling it “Thursday Night Football: Saturday Edition.” Look, I understand the...
Via Awful Announcing
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Peyton Manning Tries To Throw Block, It Does Not Go Well (Video)

Blocking is not Peyton Manning’s forte. The Broncos quarterback scared all of Denver when he delivered a block against Donald Butler near the goal line for his running back during the second quarter of Sunday’s game against the San Diego Chargers. It went about as well as expected for Manning. This embed is invalid" /> Following the play, Manning...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Broncos critical of Philip Rivers' attitude on the field

The Denver Broncos can wrap up the AFC West title and a playoff spot Sunday afternoon against the division-rival San Diego Chargers. As is the case with most teams around the NFL, it appears that the Broncos don’t like Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (via the Denver Post). A lot of quarterbacks usually don’t say much, but he’ll talk,” future hall of Famer DeMarcus...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL relocation to Los Angeles is gaining steam

We have read the reports. We have heard politicians talk about the likelihood. Heck, we have even started to hear key owners step up in support of the idea. And considering that multiple owners meetings took place in November, some with the likely focus on relocation, the idea of a NFL team moving to Los Angeles has been put on the front burner, at least privately. Now comes this...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

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