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Michael Peterson

Surge or Static: This can’t be how it ends, right?

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Every year it gets brought up at least once, but usually closer to a handful of times as the season progresses.

Is Philip Rivers done? Will he retire or will the Chargers decline to re-sign him for another year?

Is his arm strength finally gone? Is he finally losing some of that sharp decision-making that has allowed him be one of the better quarterbacks in the NFL for the last 15 years?

These questions, and many more, were running through the brains of...

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Jason Michaels

Before and After: Results of the Mexico City Mishap

Insights into the power that a single game has on its fan base

In this Before and After series, we offer a series of polls to measure fans’ responses to various queries. The poll is opened up the day before a game, and then the same questions are asked in a poll the day after a game. The polls are open for equal amounts of time.

The results tell us how our perceptions can change after one game.

The game against the Kansas City Chiefs took place on the neutral territory of Mexico City,...

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Philip Rivers would 'love' to play for the Titans

After another gut-wrenching performance by Philip Rivers that saw the veteran quarterback throw four interceptions in Monday night’s loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, what remains of this season might be the last we see of Rivers in a Chargers uniform. Given his recent struggles with turnovers, and him being in the final year of his contract with Los Angeles, there’s a growing sense that the Chargers could move on from the future Hall of Famer after 15 seasons. If that were to happen,...

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Philip Rivers wants to play for Titans?

Longtime Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers may want to play for another franchise next season, according to a report by Matt Miller of Bleacher Report. Per Miller’s report, league circles are hearing that Rivers, who is set for free agency this offseason, would “love” to join the Titans. Rivers, who will turn 38 in December, is amidst his 16th NFL season. He has spent his entire career with the Chargers organization since he was traded from the Giants for Eli Manning on the day of the...

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Matthew Stanley

Austin Ekeler is on a historic pace

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“Receiving Back” should not be an insult

It’s impossible to watch Austin Ekeler play football and not smile. The energy, strength, balance, explosion, and vision he exhibits with the ball in his hands is just plain fun. It seems that every time the ball touches his hands, something good is about to happen.

Now there are a lot of people who seem to consider the term “receiving back” to be an insult. And it could be, if that’s all a RB could...

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Chargers announce Philip Rivers will remain starting QB

Los Angeles Chargers starting quarterback Philip Rivers is currently in a downward spiral unlike anything we’ve seen from the potential future Hall of Famer. Rivers threw four interceptions in a terrible performance against the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday night and has tossed seven picks over the past two games. Despite this, Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn indicates that the team is sticking with Rivers as their starter moving forward. It would have taken a whole heck of a lot for Los...

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Jason Michaels

Before and After: Your thoughts after the Chiefs game

We’ll be comparing our thoughts before and after the game. How much difference can one match-up make?

In this series, we are going to open a poll before and then another one after the game to compare how the game can affect our perception of how the Chargers are faring.

These polls will be open for an equal time to the ones posed prior to the game. The results will follow shortly!

In Monday’s Mexico City clash, the Chargers lost a hard-fought game to the Chiefs that came all the way...

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Matthew Stanley

Chargers week 11 snap counts

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Who was on the field most during the trip to mexico?

I can almost copy and paste the beginnings of these articles from week to week now. “The Chargers kept the game close. Played extremely well between the 20s. Couldn’t get it done in the redzone, and failed to win the game late.”

Sigh.

Week 11 went much the same for the Los Angeles Chargers’ “home” game in Mexico City. The Chargers now head to the bye week to take a much needed break before they...

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Philip Rivers raises serious concerns about future after latest brutal game

You won’t find us saying that Philip Rivers is washed up, not a year after he enjoyed arguably the best season of his career. However, it’s 2019 now and a new season, and Rivers has not come close to replicating the Hall of Fame-level play he showed last season, raising serious concerns about his future. Rivers was intercepted four times in Monday night’s 24-17 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in Mexico City. For the second straight game, Rivers threw multiple interceptions and was...

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Richard Wade

Chargers-Chiefs final score: Los Angeles Chargers lose to the Kansas City Chiefs 24-17

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

A promising opening drive for the Chargers eventually ended in a field goal attempt by Michael Badgley. Big plays to tight end Hunter Henry and running back Austin Ekeler contributed to an impressive drive that ultimately stalled out in the red zone after Philip Rivers handed off on consecutive plays before finally completing a pass underneath to Keenan Allen that was well short of the line to gain. Overall, while the end of the drive was disappointing, it did...

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Watch: Melvin Gordon with magnificent hurdle over Tyrann Mathieu

Melvin Gordon made an incredible play to gain extra yards with an amazing hurdle right over the top of Tyrann Mathieu. The Los Angeles Chargers, down by the score of 10-6, were nearly in scoring range when Gordon put Mathieu on a poster with this incredible maneuver. (via @NFL)pic.twitter.com/3IQ8 fBKhdg— ESPN (@espn) November 19, 2019 Gordon’s hurdle helped him gain seven yards on the play and push the Chargers closer to field-goal range. A few plays later, they kicked a field goal with...

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Watch: Patrick Mahomes with unreal TD pass to Travis Kelce

It took Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes a full half to get it going against the Los Angeles Chargers in Mexico City Monday night. Dealing with poor conditions, Mahomes picked it up big time in the second half. That included this absolutely unreal 23-yard touchdown pass to Travis Kelce with pressure from the Chargers ready to tee off on Mahomes. Check this out in all of its glory. : #KCvsLAC on ESPN : NFL app // Yahoo Sports app Watch free on mobile: https://t.co/pBlAyV5zPZ...

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Watch: Philip Rivers tries really hard to block but hilariously fails

Philip Rivers was out in front blocking for Austin Ekeler on a beautiful reverse, and he gave his all to block a defender. It just didn’t work very well. Check out this hilarious attempt at blocking by the Los Angeles Chargers veteran. pic.twitter.com/fe2lPnSuNY— Sports Notes (@TheSportsNotes) November 19, 2019 Good job. Good effort. That’s about all we can say there. To be fair, though, Rivers is 37 years old. And he was moving pretty well for his age before completely whiffing on...

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Michael Peterson

Tyreek Hill limps off the field and heads to the locker room

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On the Chiefs’ first drive of the game, wide receiver Tyreek Hill limped off the field holding his hamstring. After spending some time on the training table, he was escorted to the locker room while Kansas City took the field for their second drive of the game.

UPDATE: Hill is questionable to return.

Tyreek Hill is questionable to return with a hamstring injury

— Adam Teicher (@adamteicher) November 19, 2019

UPDATE:

Tyreek Hill is back on...

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Michael Peterson

Keenan Allen slow to get up after big hit

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Wide receiver Keenan Allen took his time to get up following a hit on a third-down try near the Chiefs end zone. He did, however, walk off the field under his own power.

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Richard Wade

Chargers vs. Chiefs Monday Night Football open thread

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Tonight, the Los Angeles Chargers (4-6) will face the AFC West-leading Kansas City Chiefs (6-4) in Mexico City. This represents an opportunity for the Bolts to claw within one game of 1st place in the division. It’s also an opportunity for Philip Rivers to bounce back after last week’s execrable outing against the Oakland Raiders.

Unfortunately, the Chargers will be trying to beat their division rivals without the services of their starting offensive...

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Richard Wade

Chargers vs. Chiefs inactives:  Russell Okung, Drue Tranquill out

Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Chargers are getting set to kickoff against the Kansas City Chiefs in Mexico City in about an hour and we now know they will be doing so without some of their more important players.

Both starting offensive tackles for the Bolts will be sidelined due to injury. Neither Russell Okung nor Sam Tevi was good to go tonight, so instead we will see Trent Scott and Trey Pipkins. Neither player is good enough to start in the National Football League,...

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Garrett Sisti

The Lightning Round Podcast #201: The podcast’s greatest hits

The Best of TLR.

The show just surpassed it’s 200th episode of the Lightning Round Podcast. They are re-airing episode 100 which contains highlights throughout the years including their favorite bits, song parodies and much more. 200 episodes is a big deal, a lot of the success of this podcast is because of all the ongoing support. Thank you for continuously listening/downloading/subscribing to the Lightning Round Podcast.

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Jason Michaels

Before and After: Your thoughts before the Chiefs game

We’ll be comparing our thoughts before and after the game. How much difference can one match-up make?

In this series, we are going to open a poll before and then another one after the game to compare how the game can affect our perception of how the Chargers are faring.

As you likely know, the Chargers came up short last week against the Raiders in a game that most pundits agreed they “had” to have. While they indeed had the chance to leave Oakland as winners for the final time, fate...

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Philip Rivers is the NFL's king of G-rated trash talk

The 37-year-old quarterback, an aw-shucks father of nine from Alabama, has become legendary for his family-friendly chirping: "You can always mike him up and never worry about it."

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