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Jason Michaels

NFL Bets: The Degenerate Gambler chooses his favorite bets against the Texans

Another interesting matchup, but are there any good picks?

Last week didn’t go well for the Chargers, but our Gambling friend didn’t do so poorly in the wallet arena. Each week the Degenerate Gambler chooses $100 worth of bets on a particular Chargers game and either learns from or, more likely, doubles down on his mistakes. Let’s take a look at how the Chargers treated him last week, shall we?

Week 2 Chargers @ Lions Wager 1 - Chargers spread (-3): $40 [+130]...

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Ex-Chargers owner, AFL co-founder Hilton dies

Barron Hilton, the original owner of the Chargers who also helped negotiate the merger of the AFL and the NFL and the inception of the Super Bowl, died Thursday at the age of 91.

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Jason Michaels

Chargers founder, Barron Hilton, passes away

A founding member of the AFL and the Chargers has passed away

Today is a sad day for the sports world, as the last remaining member of the AFL’s original partners has passed on. Barron Hilton, best known for, of course, starting the Los Angeles Chargers franchise, passed away Thursday at 91 years of age.

Barron was the heir to his father’s hotel empire, and managed to grow that business through good times and bad. Beyond his creation of the Carte Blanche credit card (which he hinted...

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Scout's takes: Why I'm concerned about Bears QB Mitch Trubisky

Former NFL scout Matt Williamson writes about the league from an X's and O's perspective. Here are his weekly five observations: The Bears have a quarterback problem Let's face it, Mitch Trubisky is a major liability. A glance at the standings gives more than a hint about what ails the Bears. Chicago's defense has allowed just 24 points, the second-lowest total in the league. The Bears have scored just 19 points, tied for the worst in the NFL with the Jets. (We're not really counting the...

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Jason Michaels

By Sunday, Philip Rivers will be the #2 NFL Iron Man of all time

Eli Manning will officially cede his spot to Philip Rivers

And then there was one.

Come Sunday, Philip Rivers will be the only quarterback left standing from the historic 2004 Draft Class. With a season-ending surgery for Ben Roethlisberger and an unceremonious benching for Eli Manning, Philip Rivers will be the only active representative from this holy trinity of QBs. While it is possible that Manning (or even Matt Schaub!) are forced back on the field this season due to an injury, Rivers...

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Jason Michaels

Week 2 Power Rankings Roundup

The Chargers didn’t win. Can you guess their trajectory?

Week 2 is in the books, and week 3 begins in just a few hours. Let’s take a look around the world wide web to see how other media outlets are grading the Chargers, and just what we might be able to learn with a national lens.

It is also worth noting that 1/7 of the NFL is currently in a very uncomfortable quarterback situation, so expect a lot of change between week 2 and week 3.

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1. New England Patriots

2. Kansas City...

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Philip Rivers set for 211th straight start with other 2004 first-round QBs out of action

Eli Manning, Philip Rivers and Ben Roethlisberger have always shared a link by virtue of when and where they were drafted. All three quarterbacks came into the NFL in 2004 and Manning was selected by the Chargers with the first overall pick. He was quickly traded to the Giants for a package that included Rivers, [more]

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Garrett Sisti

The Lightning Round Podcast #193: Should the Chargers trade for Jalen Ramsey?

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

The Chargers get their first loss of the young 2019 season on the road against the Detroit Lions. Before the guys breakdown some storylines from the game they answer a question about the Chargers pass rushers, the newly signed veteran Tight End and of course the possibility of the Chargers trading for Jaguars star corner Jalen Ramsey. They then move on to recap last Sunday’s game and discuss the...

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Durable Philip Rivers a constant amid Chargers' injury woes

As the injuries mount for the Chargers, their durable Pro Bowl quarterback will once again be tasked with leading L.A. through the turmoil.

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In video chat, Gordon says he'll play 'somewhere'

In a video chat with his Instagram followers on Tuesday, Chargers running back holdout Melvin Gordon said it would be "a waste of talent" if he didn't play this season.

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Richard Wade

Chargers sign veteran tight end Lance Kendricks

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With the knee injury to Hunter Henry keeping him out for at least the next month, the Los Angeles Chargers had a sizable hole at the tight end spot. Neither Virgil Green nor Sean Culkin was likely to be up to the task of replacing the Bolts’ oft-injured young tight end. Today, they have attempted to plug that hole with the signing of veteran tight end Lance Kendricks.

The 6’3” tight end spent the earlier part of this year on the New England Patriots, but...

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Chargers fill TE need, sign veteran Kendricks

The Chargers, who are without tight end Hunter Henry due to a knee injury, have signed veteran Lance Kendricks following his recent release from the Patriots.

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Chargers sign veteran TE Lance Kendricks

The Chargers have signed veteran tight end Lance Kendricks, the organization announced. Kendricks comes to the Chargers after spending the first part of this season with the Patriots. Fresh off a one-game suspension for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy, he was recently released to make room for Antonio Brown last week. The 6-foot-3 tight end has appeared in 125 career games, catching 241 passes for 2,505 yards and 19 touchdowns. The Wisconsin product posted a career-high 50...

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Sources: Chargers sign veteran TE Kendricks

The Chargers, who are without tight end Hunter Henry due to a knee injury, have signed veteran Lance Kendricks, sources told ESPN.

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Michael Peterson

Chargers workout former Packers, Rams TE Lance Kendricks

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On Tuesday, ESPN’s Field Yates tweeted out a list of free agents and the teams they recently worked out for, which included the Chargers and veteran tight end Lance Kendricks.

Notable recent workouts:
Cardinals: RB Alfred Morris, Zach Zener, Luke Willson
Bears: Shane Ray, Noah Spence
Texans: Marquette King
Chargers: Lance Kendricks
Colts: Kickers Elliott Fry, Cody Parkey, Younghoe Koo, Greg Joseph, Cole Hedlund and Chase McLaughlin

— Field Yates (@FieldYates)...

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Hidden Factors: Analyzing what you missed in Week 2

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There were some patterns in the statistics in week 2. Let’s analyze them.

Well, we knew the Chargers-Lions game was probably going to be a slog and it certainly was.

Let’s review some statistics from this game and see what conclusions we can draw from them.

Win Percentage Win Percentage with most influential plays labeled

Above is a plot of which team is most likely to win. I labeled some of the most influential plays in the game for context.

Looking at...

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Richard Wade

MNF Open Thread: Cleveland Browns at New York Jets

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The final game of week 2 in the 2019-20 NFL season is here. Monday Night Football will feature the Cleveland Browns led by second-year quarterback Baker Mayfield and the New York Jets led by... veteran journeyman Trevor Siemian, I guess. Both teams are looking for their first victory of the year after disappointing week 1 losses. The Jets lost to their division rivals, the Buffalo Bills, and the Browns got their butts handed to them by the Tennessee...

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Chargers to place defensive back Adrian Phillips on injured reserve

Adrian Phillips will join Derwin James on the Chargers’ IR list. The Bolts will place Phillips on IR, Anthony Lynn confirmed, shelving the recently re-signed safety for at least eight weeks. Phillips suffered a broken forearm in Sunday’s loss to the Lions. The Chargers can bring back both players from IR, but James will obviously reside atop this figurative queue. Phillips’ status will likely depend on how the Bolts’ injury situation looks at midseason, although Lynn did confirm the...

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Chargers DB Adrian Phillips out indefinitely after breaking forearm

More bad news for the Chargers’ secondary. Safety Adrian Phillips, who has been filling in for the injured Derwin James, suffered a broken forearm during Sunday’s loss to the Lions, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com tweets. He’s out indefinitely and the team will not have a clear read on his timetable until doctors take a closer look at his situation. Phillips was rolling to start the season. He had six tackles against Detroit and posted eight in the Bolts’ 13-10 overtime win over the Colts...

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Michael Peterson

Surge or Static: Slayer won the battle, but Slay won the war

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Just as soon as the first #VictoryMonday came and went, our first #NotVictoryMonday is here now.

The Chargers dropped a heart-breaking road opener to the Detroits Lions at Ford Field 13-10, in traditional, kick-in-the-balls fashion.

The lowlights of the game include a goal line fumble by Austin Ekeler, two touchdowns nullified by penalties, tow missed field goals, and a Philip Rivers interception thrown to end the game while the Chargers were in field goal...

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