Chargers loss to Chiefs more of an anomaly than sign of a bigger issue

The San Diego Chargers got, well, “Charger’d” yesterday. Coming off of a bye, the Kansas City Chiefs beat San Diego with a taste of their own medicine. We know the Bolts tend to dominate time of possession — even after yesterday’s game where they were out-possessed 39:00 to 21:00, the team is still top five in the NFL in time of possession. Kansas City controlled the clock...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chargers Stock Up/Stock Down Heading Into week 7

#456706838 / gettyimages.com With six weeks under their belts, the San Diego Chargers are sitting pretty at a record of 5-1, which as of right now is enough to award them the coveted 1st place ranking in the NFL. Clearly, there have been some standouts players that seemingly came out of nowhere, while some of the more highly touted pieces have been oddly quiet. The team has been...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Updated injury report as Chargers get set to host the Chiefs

The Chargers 5-1 record is even more amazing when you consider the amount of injuries this team has had to overcome, and this Sunday provides a similar challenge. Out are Donald Brown, Ryan Mathews and Manti Te’o. Questionable are Brandon Flowers, Jason Verrett, Dwight Freeney, and Cordarro Law, while Jerry Attaochu is doubtful. San Diego is a better team than the Chiefs on paper...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Mathews still not cleared to begin running

Ryan Mathews, who sprained his MCL one month ago, still has not received clearance to begin running as part of his rehabilitation program.  FFLockerRoom Sports: This is concerning on two fronts for fantasy owners. 1) Branden Oliver has looked great in his absence, so what is to stop San Diego from turning this into a time share when Mathews does finally return. 2) San Diego has...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Mathews working his way back

Ryan Mathews knelt over at his locker Wednesday. He slipped into running shoes. He wore gray, light-material pants fit for running. Almost time? "I'm hoping," Mathews said. "I'm just taking it one day at a time. When they think it's time for me to start running, then it's time to start running. It's all in their hands." The Chargers running...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers at Oakland Raiders: 2014 Week 6 NFL Pick

San Diego Chargers (4-1) at Oakland Raiders (0-4) The Chargers have broken out as one of the top teams in the NFL and are a legitimate contender. Their offense has continued to be as good as it was last season. Last season, they moved the chains at a 78.26% rate, 2nd in the NFL. This season, they’re actually doing worse than that, moving the chains at a 75.82% rate, ranking 13th...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

In the backfield: Top five fantasy running backs of Week 6

Week 5 saw some new faces atop the league among running backs, putting our top five list to shame.  At least Lynch and Murray did have great numbers, but not a top five amount.  The biggest bust was a fresh Giovani Bernard who just got plowed by a pissed off Patriots team looking to avenge their horrific Monday night performance against Kansas City.  It was Branden Oliver of the...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Mathews, Donald Brown ruled out for Sunday

The Chargers’ ground game is set to lean on an undrafted rookie in Week Six. Veteran tailbacks Ryan Mathews (knee) and Donald Brown (concussion) have been declared out of Sunday’s game at Oakland, according to the team’s injury report. This leaves first-year player Branden Oliver in line to get the bulk of the rushing work for San Diego (4-1). A University at Buffalo product...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Broncos, Chargers, Chiefs, Falcons, & Ravens

Broncos Veteran RB Ronnie Brown chose to sign with the Chargers over the Broncos. “It was kind of like a no-brainer,” Brown said, via Michael Gehlken. “A familiar situation to come in and be familiar with the system, I thought it was the right decision for myself, and I just took it. Now I’m here.” Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (knee) could return later this month, but he...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers Injury Update: Ryan Mathews still isn't running

The San Diego Chargers have had their running back depth depleted hit by injuries through their first five games, with Ryan Mathews missing the last three games, Danny Woodhead (leg) out for the season and Donald Brown suffering a concussion last Sunday. That leaves undrafted rookie Branden Oliver as the next man up after a productive game in Week 5, and he may maintain a workhorse...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Stock Watch Risers: Week 5

Branden Oliver – After Ryan Mathews sprained his MCL in week 2, both Donald Brown and Danny Woodhead made an appearance on the Point Blank’s Stock Watch “Risers” section because of their increased workload. Since then, both Brown (concussion) and Woodhead (ankle – done for the year) have sustained significant injuries that have caused them to miss time, and more time in...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Bears, Chargers, Eagles, Falcons, & Lions

Bears The Bears worked out defensive linemen Nate Collins and Jermelle Cudjo this week. (Jeff Dickerson) Chargers RB Ryan Mathews is still without timetable to return to the practice field, but he said that he’s making progress. “I’m feeling good,” Mathews said, via Eric D. Williams of ESPN. “I’m taking it one day at a time, doing my best to get my full workouts...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Injuries piling up for Chargers as game against Jacksonville approaches

The San Diego Chargers have been bitten — actually it feels more like devoured — by the injury bug in the past two weeks. Danny Woodhead will miss the rest of the year, Melvin Ingram (who was playing the best football of his career) looks like he won’t be back until November, Ryan Mathews is still a few weeks away from playing and Manti Te’o has been called “week to week”...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

List of available free agent running backs the Chargers may consider signing

Yesterday was filled with bad news for the San Diego Chargers. Danny Woodhead has been placed on IR, and Marion Grice was signed off the practice squad by the Arizona Cardinals. This now leaves the Bolts with Donald Brown and Branden Oliver as the lone backs in the next few weeks before Ryan Mathews returns from his MCL injury. There are a few running backs available ( not a lot...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Danny Woodhead Out For Season - Fractured Fibula and Ankle

The San Diego Chargers suffered another blow to their running backs as they learned Danny Woodhead will be out for the remainder of the season with a fractured fibula and ankle. The team is already without Ryan Mathews who will likely be out another month with a knee injury. Donald Brown will become the teams workhorse over the next 3-4 games with Branden Oliver getting some...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers lose Danny Woodhead for the season

The San Diego Chargers’ worst fears were confirmed on Monday as running back Danny Woodhead is officially out for the year after suffering a leg injury against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. Woodhead will have surgery to repair his fractured right fibula and ankle and will be placed in injured reserve this week. The 30-year-old was carted off the field during the Chargers’ 22-10...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Week 3: Five upsets that could happen

Only two weeks in and this NFL season is already upside down. The Buffalo Bills are 2-0. The New Orleans Saints are 0-2 with a loss to Cleveland. Last season’s playoff teams have started 2014 with a combined 13-11 record, while the last-place teams from each division last season are a combined 8-8 thus far. It has been a difficult task to tell the good from the bad. Week 3 promises...
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September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

5 storylines to watch for the San Diego Chargers Sunday vs. Bills

Here are five storylines that we will be watching this Sunday when the San Diego Chargers play the Buffalo Bills. The Chargers running game without Ryan Mathews The recipe for the Chargers success against the Seahawks was controlling the clock and that stems first and foremost with San Diego’s running attack.  The Chargers took a huge blow on Sunday losing Ryan Mathews for the...
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September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Power Rankings: San Diego Chargers shoot back into top-15 after Week 2 win

Some things never change. As is always the case, the NFL remains a league that is practically impossible to predict. Every week, there are games that go in a different direction than any of the so-called experts could have imagined. Two weeks into the 2014 season, this has definitely been the case. And it has produced standings after two games that are head scratching in places....
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September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Three takeaways from the Ryan Mathews injury in San Diego

Yesterday, it was announced Ryan Mathews would miss four to five weeks with a sprained MCL he suffered in the Chargers win over Seattle. Here’s how the schedule looks over the next month. Week 3 @ Buffalo’ Week 4 vs. Jacksonville Week 5 vs. New York (A) Week 6 @ Oakland Week 7 vs, Kansas City This is probably the easiest stretch of games in the San Diego schedule. However, week...
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September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Knile Davis vs. Donald Brown Waiver Wire Pick

The plum of a weekly fantasy football waiver wire list is a starting running back. Starting RBs are hard to come by, yet unfortunate circumstances this season have already resulted in some nice opportunities. The big question now is with one pick or a limited budget, which RB do you grab?
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September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers Injury Update: Ryan Mathews out 4-5 weeks

San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews looks like he will miss a month, maybe more, after injuring his medial collateral ligament during the Chargers upset of the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.#455459436 / gettyimages.comBad news for #Chargers RB Ryan Mathews. Post-MRI, source tells me his MCL sprain could keep him out 4-5 weeks. He hopes for sooner.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet...
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September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Injury Update: Jamaal Charles, Ryan Mathews Among Week 2 Casualties

It wasn’t a good week to be an NFL running back. Scratch that — it wasn’t a good week to be any skill position player. Week 2 was marred by an unusually high number of injuries to some of the game’s biggest stars, many of whom could miss significant time. These developments might leave your fantasy team scrambling, but they could also have very real and tangible impacts on...
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September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers RB Mathews has sprained MCL in right knee

SAN DIEGO (AP) The San Diego Chargers say running back Ryan Mathews has a sprained medial collateral ligament in his right knee. Coach Mike McCoy won't say how much time Mathews is expected to miss, other than ''he'll be out for a little bit of time.'' McCoy says every player heals differently and ''I don't want to put a timetable on anything...
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September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers’ Ryan Mathews To Miss A Month With Sprained MCL

Chargers’ Ryan Mathews To Miss A Month With Sprained MCL: San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Matthews sprained his MCL during Sunday’s 30-21 victory over the Seattle Seahawks. He is expected to miss as much as 4-5 weeks, although he could come back a little sooner depending on how fast his injury heals. FFLockerRoom Sports: Mathews injury is just the tip-of-the-iceberg to what...
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September 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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