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Loss in Denver shows Chargers can compete for AFC West title, need to get healthy

Last night, the Chargers looked to upset their divisional rival — the Denver Broncos — on a short week. In week 15 of 2013, the Chargers pulled off a 27-20 win in Denver on a Thursday night. While this year’s showdown started off in a similar manner, the Bolts’ injury issues really reared their head in the second half and San Diego fell by a score of 35-21. The Broncos entered...
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Malcom Floyd Unable To Haul In Deep Targets In Week 8

San Diego receiver Malcom Floyd left the game briefly after falling hard on his shoulder but returned to catch four balls for 58 yards.Fantasy Spin:He's a boom-or-bust receiver because he's the Charger's deep threat with Keenan Allen the possession receiver and Antonio Gates the red zone guy.
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Gates Scores Twice In Week 8

Chargers tight end Antonio Gates continues to be Philip Rivers' favorite target in the red zone.Fantasy Spin:Some things never change. Gates is adept at getting just enough room for Rivers to stuff it in there. Thursday night he scored twice from inside the 10-yard line.
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Chargers legend Lance Alworth is happy for Antonio Gates

With a 31-yard, over-the-shoulder catch with a defender draped on him, Gates became the Chargers’ all-time leader in receiving yards, passing Hall of Famer Lance Alworth. That catch was huge for the Chargers and Antonio Gates. It truly defined his career because it was an acrobatic reception.  Gates made an extremely athletic play to break […] The post Chargers legend Lance...
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Antonio Gates is now Chargers all-time leader in receiving yards

It took 44 years, but someone has finally passed Lance Alworth as the San Diego Chargers all-time leading receiver -- and it wasn't even a receiver. Tight end Antonio Gates passed Alworth on Thursday night against the Broncos after catching a 31-yard pass from Philip Rivers against the Broncos. Antonio Gates is now Chargers all-time leader in receiving yards By John Breech...
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Denver 35, San Diego 21: Five Things We Learned

Arguably the best Thursday Night Football game of the season, the Week 8 slate kicked off with the reigning Most Valuable Player in Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos, versus one of this year’s contenders for the MVP award in Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers.If you read my article about the Chargers having a shot at the AFC West crown this season, you obviously knew...
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Antonio Gates Sets New San Diego Chargers Receiving Record in Loss to Broncos

From 1962-70 San Diego Chargers  wide receiver Lance Alworth caught 493 passes for 9584 yards and 81 touchdowns. For the next 44 years the mark stood as the most career receiving yards in the history of the franchise. After Thursday night's Chargers-Broncos game the mark is now the second highest in franchise history.The new high belongs to future Hall of Fame tight end Antonio...
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Should Fantasy Football Owners Sell High on Antonio Gates?

There’s no arguing that Antonio Gates is one of the best tight ends of his generation, and possibly even in NFL history. Following a disappointing 2013 which saw him haul in only four touchdowns, the lowest total since his rookie year, fantasy owners left him for dead and assumed the lifelong Charger was nearing the end of a long, albeit fantastic career… Click here to read...
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NFL players say 'No More' to domestic violence in TNF ads

The NFL's campaign to improve its public image while getting serious about players who commit domestic violence took to the airwaves Thursday night as the Broncos and Chargers faced off. The league began airing PSAs during Thursday Night Football as part of the No More campaign. The ads feature 23 current and former NFL players, including Merton Hanks, Antonio Gates, Jason Witten...
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Antonio Gates has passed Lance Alworth as Chargers leading receiver

Antonio Gates has passed Lance Alworth as the San Diego Chargers All-Time leading receiver. It came on a game tying drive in the second quarter. Gates reached out and hauled in a huge reception for 30 yards to keep the play alive.  Gates has been a stud in the NFL since entering, and he has […] The post Antonio Gates has passed Lance Alworth as Chargers leading receiver appeared...
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Behind Enemy Lines: Is Philip Rivers a true MVP candidate for Chargers?

As we do every week, each of the Cover32 sites sends out some questions to their opposing team’s site for some different perspective on the matchups. This week the Denver Broncos face the 5-2 San Diego Chargers who are coming off of a tough loss at home to the Kansas City Chiefs. I sent a few questions to Alex Cusick from cover32 Chargers and here are some of his answers and explanations...
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Questions from Denver: What are the Chargers chances against the Broncos?

Broncos writer, Clint Daly, had a few questions for me regarding tonight’s game in Denver. Today is the first time I have predicted the Chargers to lose this season. I feel that way mainly due to injuries, but I also picked them to lose last season when they visited Denver on Thursday night football. The Bolts won that game 27-20, and shocked us all. Don’t be surprised if the...
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Down the Seam: Top 5 Fantasy tight ends of Week 8

Time again to set your lineups in time for Thursday Night Football! In tonight’s match-up, there’s two of the top tight ends in the game going at it – so let’s get started! 5. Jimmy Graham vs. Packers #456690488 / gettyimages.com Graham has been number one on the list most of the season, but due to the fact he’s battling an injury – and the Saints aren’t who we thought...
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2014 Fantasy Football: Week 8 Thursday Night Football Preview

Antonio Gates and Philip Rivers Thursday October 23, 2014 San Diego Chargers @ Denver Broncos This is most definitely the most intriguing Thursday Night Football game of the year to this point. Peyton Manning will try to beat a Chargers team he has historically struggled against, particularly in big games. There are a ton of major fantasy players as well, but that’s pretty much...
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Fantasy Football: Wes Welker Among Starts, Sits For Broncos-Chargers Showdown

Dust off that cowboy hat and head down to your local saloon. It’s time for a Wild West shootout. Week 8’s installment of Thursday Night Football might be the best one yet, and while that’s not saying much, the San Diego Chargers at the Denver Broncos should prove to be a doozy, especially for fantasy owners. Both teams enter the game as top 10 offenses, with Denver’s offensive...
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Tony Gonzalez enjoys talking football, too

DENVER (AP) Tony Gonzalez is having as much fun talking football as he did playing it. Now an analyst for CBS Sports, the 14-time Pro Bowl tight end will get an up-close view of Thursday night's showdown between the Denver Broncos and San Diego Chargers featuring the NFL's top two tight ends. Julius Thomas has nine touchdown catches for Denver (5-1) and Antonio Gates has...
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Three key Broncos to watch Thursday night

The Denver Broncos will meet the San Diego Chargers Thursday night at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium for the 109th time. The teams are very familiar with each other and this season the winner of their first meeting will have a monumental edge on winning the division going forward. Three Broncos in particular will have ample opportunities to impact the game. The 5-2 Chargers...
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Chargers-Broncos Capsule

SAN DIEGO (5-2) at DENVER (5-1) Thursday, 8:25 p.m. p.m. ET, CBS OPENING LINE - Broncos by 7 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Denver 3-3, San Diego 5-2 SERIES RECORD - Broncos lead 59-49-1 LAST MEETING - Broncos beat Chargers 24-17, Jan. 12, 2014, AFC divisional playoff LAST WEEK - Chargers lost to Chiefs, 23-20; Broncos beat 49ers, 42-17 AP PRO32 RANKING - Chargers No. 7, Broncos No. 1 CHARGERS...
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Allen Leads Chargers With 10 Targets, Catches Just Six Passes In Week 7

Chargers receiver Keenan Allen led the team with 10 targets, but ended up with a mediocre six receptions for 58 yards.Fantasy Spin:Allen has been a disappointment for all but one game this season and we're beginning to think last season was a fluke. With Malcom Floyd and Eddie Royal along with Antonio Gates, Allen has become "just another receiver" in the stable versus...
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Gates 3rd In NFL With 7 TDs

Chargers tight end Antonio Gates had a couple of All-Pro catches, but his game numbers were just average - three receptions for 61 yards and a touchdown.Fantasy Spin:It all came down to the fact the Chiefs held the ball for 39 minutes and the Chargers offense didn't get enough chances.
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Fantasy Football Week 7 Targets Leaders

Since targets have become a stat, fantasy junkies have fallen in love with it, including us! But just because your favorite WR gets thrown to 12 times each week, that does not guarantee anything! That is why we calculated their Catch % for you!Stats courtesy of ESPNRB Target Leaders table.tableizer-table { border: 1px solid #CCC; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif font-size...
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Chiefs Edge Chargers: Three Things Learned

In a to-the-last-12-seconds exciting (and immensely stressful) game, the Chiefs snapped the Chargers' five-game winning streak and emerged victorious 23-20; yet another 3-point game between these teams. With almost twice the time of possession (39 minutes versus 21 minutes), Kansas City methodically exploited holes in San Diego's defense despite a whopping seven penalties...
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Watch: Antonio Gates Makes Sick TD Catch; Sets NFL Record

San Diego Chargers teammates Phillip Rivers and Antonio Gates have now connected for 67 touchdowns in their careers, the most of any quarterback/tight end duo in league history. It was this catch against the Chiefs that set the record. The post Watch: Antonio Gates Makes Sick TD Catch; Sets NFL Record appeared first on Standing O Sports and was written by Mike Lucas.
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Chargers TE Antonio Gates is 90 yards from being the All-Time Chargers receiving leader

This week the San Diego Chargers will face the Kansas City Chiefs in a dog fight of a divisional rivalry game. Antonio Gates, who is Philip Rivers main target is just 90 yards away from becoming the All-Time leading receiver in Chargers History. Antonio Gates needs just 90 yards to pass Lance Alworth’s franchise record […] The post Chargers TE Antonio Gates is 90 yards from being...
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Down the Seam: Top Fantasy tight ends for Week 7

Tight ends are becoming workhorses in fantasy football. I remember when 7-10 points was a good day for a fantasy tight end. Now, 10-15 is a disappointment for the top pass-catching blockers. Here’s a list of guys to start week seven that should put up great numbers!   5. Antonio Gates vs. Chiefs   #455459528 / gettyimages.com Gates had a relatively quiet week six against a...
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