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Michael Peterson

5 Questions with Blogging the Boys

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Cowboys fans are optimistic this week despite recent injuries.

This week’s Chargers-Cowboys game is likely to be the most-watched of the week two slate due to the combination of high-flying offenses, each of which is led by their own young and dynamic quarterback.

The Cowboys barely lost to the defending Super Bowl champs by a score of 31-29 in the season opener one week ago thanks in part to their explosive passing game and opportunistic...

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Michael Peterson

Chargers Daily Links: Handful of Bolts held out of Wednesday’s practice

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Your source for all Chargers and NFL news from around the web.

Good morning, all.

Before we continue, I want to go ahead and preface this with: Relax. R.E.L.A.X.

The sky isn’t falling just because a handful of notable players were listed on the team’s first injury report of week two. Guys like Justin Jones and Bryan Bulaga are understandable as the former left the game due to some bad cramping and the latter aggravated a lower back injury.

But...

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Michael Peterson

Chargers sign WR Maurice Ffrench to practice squad

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Bolts add a wide receiver to replace the injured Joe Reed on the PS.

On Wednesday afternoon, the Chargers announced the signing of former Chiefs wide receiver Maurice Ffrench. In a corresponding move, the team placed receiver Joe Reed on the practice squad/injured list. FFrench was released by the Chiefs on Tuesday.

Ffrench reunites with wide receivers coach Chris Beatty who spent the 2019 and 2020 seasons in the same position with the University of...

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Michael Peterson

Chargers ‘Surge or Static?’: Slayer called ‘Game’

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Chargers wideouts lead offense through a stingy Washington defense.

Welcome to the first regular season “Surge or Static?” of the 2021 season.

In the Chargers first win of the 2021 season — a 20-16 decision over a rising Washington team — plenty of players put together notable performances to help lead the team to victory in Brandon Staley’s first game as a head coach in the NFL.

While the score may not show it, this game was more about the...

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Garrett Sisti

The Lightning Round Podcast#223: Staley’s new defensive scheme

Garrett Sisti and Jamie Hoyle are back with a brand new episode of the Lightning Round Podcast

The Chargers beat the WFT on Sunday and the guys breakdown all the important storylines from the Chargers first victory including:

· The Chargers Offensive Line

· Brandon Staley’s new system

· Austin Ekeler’s role

· Kyzir White and Derwin James versatility

· The worries on the interior defensive line

· The RB2 spot

· Joey...

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Michael Peterson

Chargers Daily Links: Bolts open as 3-point favorites over Cowboys

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Good morning and happy Hump Day, everyone.

According to Betmgm, the Chargers open week two as three-point favorites over the Cowboys with an over/under of 55 that saw a minor increase from 52 earlier this week. Against the Bucs, Dallas had an impressive showing where they put up 29 points against the vaunted Bucs defense. However, their defense was picked apart all night as they gave up...

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Michael Peterson

Chargers earn B+ grade for gutsy win over Washington

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They weren’t perfect, but the Bolts were good enough to put away a up-and-coming Football Team.

From the very first drive, even the casual fan could tell that this Chargers team looked different.

On their opening drive, the offense looked varied and well-scripted. Justin Herbert seemed to have all day in the pocket to pick apart the Washington secondary and they ended the drive with a three-yard touchdown run by Austin...

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Michael Peterson

Chargers Week 2 Power Rankings Roundup

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The Bolts see little movement in this week’s rankings.

After a hard-fought victory, some of the doubters outside of the Chargers organization might be singing a different tune after the Bolts showed they could finish off an opponent on the road while holding on to a one-score lead in the fourth quarter.

It was the perfect game to begin the season as this team showed they can overcome the demons that seem to plague them year in and year...

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Michael Peterson

Chargers Daily Links: Who surprised you the most in the win over Washington?

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Good morning, Chargers fans!

Kicking today off with a simple discussion thread. Our topic this morning: Which player surprised you the most in the team’s win over Washington?

For me, I think I have to go with Mike Williams.

After a very quiet training camp, and no snaps during the preseason, Williams kicked off the 2021 season with a career-high eight catches for 82 yards and a...

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Michael Peterson

Rashawn Slater shines as Chargers OL passes first big test

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The Bolts’ first-round rookie was as advertised against Washington’s vaunted front.

One of the biggest storylines heading into the Chargers’ season opener against the Washington Football Team was the spotlight being put on the matchup of rookie left tackle Rashawn Slater and reigning Defensive Rookie of the Year, Chase Young. Both met two years ago in the 2019 contest between Northwestern and Ohio State and we all know by now how that went.

In...

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Matthew Stanley

Chargers by the numbers: Week 1 at WFT

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What set of numbers stuck out to me in week 1

I wanted to start looking deeper at some numbers and trends that show up in Los Angeles Chargers games. With the new staff coming in bringing their new scheme and philosophy, as well as the team supposedly adopting a more analytics based approach, I figured we should start taking a deeper look as well.

There are far too many things to analyze all the numbers each week so I am going to start by picking one area...

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Keenan Allen called his own shot on game-sealing play against Washington

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The Slayer knew the game was in the bag.

If you listened to the post game video of Brandon Staley addressing his team, you heard the first-year head coach hammer home the importance of ending the game with possession of the football.

In the final minutes of the team’s 20-16 win over the Washington Football Team, the Chargers converted multiple third downs. On the final conversion, Justin Herbert laced a bullet to Keenan Allen on third-and-four to ice the...

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Matthew Stanley

Los Angeles Chargers week 1 snap counts

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Looking at which Chargers players saw the most action.

The Los Angeles Chargers went on the road to Landover Maryland to take on the Washington Football Team and came home with a win. With so many Chargers starters being rested in preseason, this was our first real look at what the depth chart actually looks like and who was going to get the bulk of the snaps. Things were mostly as expected, however there were a couple small surprises.

Offense Offensive...

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Clutch keep-away drive allows Los Angeles Chargers rare drama-free victory

Late-game chaos has been a constant for the Chargers in recent years, but their final 72-yard drive made their opening victory relatively stress-free.

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Michael Peterson

Chargers Daily Links: Day After Open Thread

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Your source for all Chargers and NFL news from around the web.

Good morning, Chargers fans and welcome to the first #VictoryMonday of the 2021 season!

Luckily, similar to last season, we didn’t have to wait all that long. But here’s to hoping there’s not some massive losing streak to follow it up! (Knocks on wood feverishly)

No matter how close and how frustrating yesterday seemed at times, the Chargers got the dub and we’re sitting pretty with a...

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Michael Peterson

Can’t make it to SoFi Stadium this season? Read our ultimate guide to ‘homegating’ instead

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Watching the Chargers win will be just as fun from your own couch, and we guarantee the food options will be cheaper

In a perfect world, as a prideful Chargers fan, you’d be able to attend every game on the schedule. Whether it’s the preseason, home or away — you know if you had the means and power to do so, you’d be at every single one.

However, life isn’t every going to be that simple. (Unless you’re...

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OROY vs DROY: Week 1 Preview of the Washington Football Team vs Los Angeles Chargers

As of today, it marks two days before the week one matchup between the Los Angeles Chargers and the Washington Football Team. Reigning Offensive Rookie of the Year Justin Herbert and reigning Defensive Rookie of the Year Chase Young face-off in Landover, Maryland at 1 p.m.

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Garrett Sisti

The Lightning Round Podcast: AFTER HOURS. Week 1 vs WFT recap

Garrett and Jamie recap the Chargers win over the Washington Football Team on the Lightning Round Podcast: After Hours. They live streamed their reaction about Brandon Staley’s coaching debut, the defensive gameplan and putting it all on Just in Herbert. They answer questions about Mike Williams big game, Austin Ekeler’s limited role and the ups and downs of the Chargers Special Teams. They also talk about what they takeaway from this game going into Week 2 vs the Dallas Cowboys, the...

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Michael Peterson

Chargers Final Score: LAC 20, WFT 16

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The Brandon Staley era is here.

The Brandon Staley era for the Los Angeles Chargers has begun.

Justin Herbert threw for 337 yards and a score, Keenan Allen caught nine passes for 100 yards, and the Chargers managed to hang on in a back-and-forth bout with the Washington Football Team to win 20-16 in Staley’s first game as an NFL head coach.

DUB IT pic.twitter.com/zKNS5SHq5n

— Los Angeles Chargers (@chargers) September 12, 2021

It was almost another...

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Michael Peterson

Bulaga questionable, Adderley returns against Washington

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Oh no.

Nasir Adderley has returned to the game.

Nasir Adderley is back in. #Chargers

— Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) September 12, 2021

Nasir Adderley and Bryan Bulaga are questionable to return after sustaining a shoulder and back injury, respectively.

injury update: Nasir Adderley (shoulder) is questionable to return. #LACvsWAS

— Los Angeles Chargers (@chargers) September 12, 2021

Bulaga has been dealing with a groin injury this past week and...

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