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NFL admits missed clock error in Chargers-Steelers game

The NFL has admitted that a mistake was made with the game clock near the end of regulation in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ win over the San Diego Chargers Monday night. In a statement on Tuesday, NFL spokesman Mike Signora acknowledged that an error by the stadium scoreboard operator resulted in 18 seconds being inexplicably taken...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mike Tomlin explains gutsy late call with ‘Godfather’ reference

Mike Tomlin threw caution to the wind and went for broke with a gutsy call late in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Monday night tilt with the San Diego Chargers, opting to go for the go-ahead touchdown instead of a game-tying field goal. Things of course played out perfectly for Tomlin, as Le’Veon Bell plunged in from the 1-yard line out of the Wildcat formation for the winning score...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

NFL had big clock issue that could have cost Steelers a win

The NFL has to be relieved that the Pittsburgh Steelers scored a touchdown as time expired to beat the San Diego Chargers Monday night. Otherwise, league officials would be faced with a flurry of difficult questions about what happened to the game clock late in the fourth quarter. Here’s what went down: After kicking a...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Le’Veon Bell scores game-winning TD to lift Steelers over Chargers

With the game on the line in their Monday Night Football matchup against the San Diego Chargers, the Pittsburgh Steelers elected to put the ball in the hands of their most consistent playmaker on offense, running back Le’Veon Bell. It worked. Only five seconds remained in the game and the Steelers were on the Chargers’ 1-yard line. Many people—myself included—assumed...
Via The Sports Daily
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Antonio Gates catches 100th career TD pass

San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates put himself in rare air with this TD catch…. Antonio Gates is now the second TE in NFL history to reach 100 TD catches. #MNF #PITvsSD — NFL (@NFL) October 13, 2015   History made. With this catch, @AntonioGates85 joins @TonyGonzalez88 as the only TEs with 100 TD grabs. #MNF ...
Via This Given Sunday
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chargers Waive S Adrian Phillips To Make Room For TE Antonio Gates

Michael Gehlken of the Union-Tribune San Diego reports that the Chargers are waiving S Adrian Phillips on Monday to clear a roster spot for TE Antonio Gates. Gates served his four-game suspension, and will be active for their match up tonight against the Steelers. Phillips, 23, signed on with the Chargers as an undrafted free agent out of Texas back in May of last year. He’s been...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chargers rookie RB Melvin Gordon still looking for 1st TD

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Chargers' first-round draft pick Melvin Gordon has appeared in two commercials this year -- one for a deodorant and one for a local furniture chain. Four games into the season, though, and the running back has yet to make his first appearance in the end zone. Maybe the first touchdown will come Monday night, when his San Diego Chargers (2-2) host the Pittsburgh...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
1 day ago  |  Discuss

ESPN analyst calls Philip Rivers an ‘underappreciated’ quarterback

San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers has been a popular source of debate among NFL analysts due to his regular-season success and his shortcomings in the playoffs, but the general consensus has been that he is one of the better quarterbacks in the NFL. ESPN analyst Mike Tirico is in this camp, as he told the official Chargers website his real thoughts on the longtime Chargers...
Via EndZoneScore
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2015 GAMEDAY 5: San Diego Chargers

8:30pm Qualcomm StadiumTV: ESPNRadio: WDVE and other affiliatesInternet Radio: (with our buddy Marc from Steel City Blitz broadcasting from the Steelers perspective right here. You can check out Marc on Twitter @SteelDad) The Steelers have had what almost amounts to a bye week after playing last Thursday night and then not playing again until Monday night. Steelers Nation...
Via The Steelers N'at
1 day ago  |  Discuss

An in-depth preview of Pittsburgh Steelers vs. San Diego Chargers

Pittsburgh Steelers @ San Diego Chargers Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California Monday, October 12, 2015, 8:30 p.m. (ET) Key Matchup Le’Veon Bell vs. the Chargers rush defense. After four games, San Diego (2-2) ranks 29th in the NFL against the run, allowing an average of nearly 127 yards a game. In his second week back after serving a two-game suspension to start the year, Bell...
Via cover32
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Five bold predictions for San Diego Chargers in Week 5

The San Diego Chargers have an exciting and difficult match ahead of them in the Pittsburgh Steelers. Both teams will be seeking to come away with a 3-2 record. The Chargers will be playing at home, which will give them somewhat of an advantage even against a team that has a fan base known to travel everywhere. Here are five bold predictions for the Chargers in their upcoming Monday...
Via EndZoneScore
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers Defensive Front Should Dominate Chargers Banged Up Offensive Line

Chris Hairston, Kenny Wiggins, Trevor Robinson, D.J. Fluker and Joe Barksdale. Nope, that’s not the names of the members of the London rock band Mumford & Sons, it’s the names of the five players who started on the San Diego Chargers offensive line last Sunday against the Cleveland Browns. In... The post Steelers Defensive Front Should Dominate Chargers Banged Up Offensive...
Via Steelers Depot
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers Dontrelle Inman X Factor Monday Night

The San Diego Chargers have been battered and bruised across the board this season. But the injuries at wide receiver is opening the door for Dontrelle Inman. And he might just be the reason if the Chargers win Monday. Stevie Johnson is looking likely to miss the game with a... The post Chargers Dontrelle Inman X Factor Monday Night appeared first on Steelers Depot by Alex Kozora...
Via Steelers Depot
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jacoby Jones practices for the first time since Week 1

San Diego Chargers wide receiver Jacoby Jones may be able to return to the field for the first time since Week 1, as he participated in practice for the first time since suffering an ankle injury in a Week 1 win against the Detroit Lions. However, the wide receiver and return specialist was only able to participate on a limited basis and may not even play on Monday night against...
Via EndZoneScore
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers vs. Chargers Injury Report: Dunlap, Franklin, Johnson, Mager Sit Again On Friday

The San Diego Chargers will host the Pittsburgh Steelers Monday night and judging by their Friday injury report, it appears as though they’ll likely be without several players for that contest. Not practicing again on Friday were tackle King Dunlap (concussion), guard Orlando Franklin (ankle), wide receiver Stevie Johnson (hamstring),... The post Steelers vs. Chargers Injury Report...
Via Steelers Depot
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Pittsbugh Steelers will lose to the San Diego Chargers

I know, I know. Yes, this is a Steelers’ site and I am a die hard Steelers fan. However, I am going to call them as I see them. This is why the Steelers will lose this Monday Night against the San Diego Chargers. The Chargers’ elite quarterback, Philip Rivers, boasts plenty of weapons at his disposal. He leads what is the best offense we have seen since week 1 against the...
Via cover32
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rivers, Chargers host Steelers Monday night

Playing some of the best football of his career, Philip Rivers helped rally the San Diego Chargers and avoid what would have been a third straight loss. The Pittsburgh Steelers could sure use a vintage performance from Michael Vick, though both quarterbacks figure to be aided as a top pass-catcher from each team returns from suspension. One of these teams will fall below the .500...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Philip Rivers named AFC Offensive Player of the Week

The NFL announced on Wednesday that San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers is the AFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 4 after his performance on Sunday against the Cleveland Browns. Rivers threw for 358 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions and a passer rating of 118.1 in the 30-27 win. The performance, which was Rivers' 40th career three-touchdown game, included...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers make Donald Brown's team hiatus a short one

Guess who's back in San Diego's running back stable?It's Donald Brown -- who spent a grand total of three days as a free agent before his Bolts return.Brown was sacrificed to make room for a much-needed offensive lineman on Sunday against the Browns. Now he's back as the fourth-string ballcarrier.His rollercoaster roster ride might not be over just yet. The team still needs to make...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Antonio Gates feels ‘rebooted’ after serving suspension

San Diego Chargers get veteran tight end Antonio Gates back after he spent the last four weeks serving his NFL mandated suspension for violating the substance abuse policy after testing positive for performance enhancing drugs. Speaking about his return, Gates shared his mindset. “Frank (Reich) had a term about rebooting, and that’s kind of basically what I’ve done,...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Steelers must watch out for these four Chargers players

The Steelers have to travel across the country for a Monday night game against the San Diego Chargers, and they are coming off a painful loss. Now they have to think about how they are going to walk out of San Diego with a win. AROUND COVER32 Power Rankings: How does the NFL stack up after Week 4 of the season? Heroes and Goats: Who stood out in a crazy Week 4? Gut Reactions...
Via cover32
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Former MLS keeper kicks game winning field goal for San Diego Chargers

Josh Lambo, a former FC Dallas and USMNT U-20 goalkeeper, kicked the game winning Field Goal as time expired for the San Diego Chargers as they defeated the Cleveland Browns 30-27. Josh Lambo wins it for the Chargers. #SDvCLE — NFL (@NFLIive) October 4, 2015 Lambo grew up playing soccer and was a goalkeeper. After an inauspicious stint in MLS where...
Via Bloguin Best
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers could be missing four starting offensive linemen in Week 4

The San Diego Chargers have struggled mightily protecting quarterback Philip Rivers and opening lanes for rookie running back Melvin Gordon so far this season. Don’t expect that trend to be reversed on Sunday when the 1-2 Bolts welcome the 1-2 Cleveland Browns to town. As of Friday afternoon it looks like the Chargers could be missing as many as four starting offensive linemen...
Via Rumors and Rants
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Peterson ‘talking about 2,500 yards, better get rushing title’

Adrian Peterson made it abundantly clear Thursday that he has set some incredibly lofty, history-making goals for the 2015 season. The Minnesota Vikings running back said he has his eyes on some serious prizes in his first season back playing football after missing essentially the entire 2014 campaign: Winning his third rushing title and shattering the single-season rushing record...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Childhood friends, Big Ten rivals Melvin Gordon and Trae Waynes swap jerseys after Chargers-Vikings

Melvin Gordon and Trae Waynes may have starred at Wisconsin and Michigan State respectively, but the two Kenosha (Wis.) natives remain best friends. Back in June, Gordon, an Adrian Peterson “groupie” had Waynes send him a picture of the Vikings star’s locker. On Sunday, Gordon got the start opposite his idol, and against his childhood friend, when his San Diego Chargers faced...
Via College Spun
15 days ago  |  Discuss

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