Healthy, confident Mike Williams coming up big for Chargers

Football 12/19/18, 15:43

Mike Williams is healthy and confident for the first time in two seasons, which is paying huge dividends for the Los Angeles Chargers.Williams leads the team in receiving touchdowns with nine going into Saturday's game against Baltimore. He is coming off his biggest game in the NFL with seven receptions ...

Chargers lead Pro Bowl selections with 7 players

Sports 12/18/18, 20:40

The Los Angeles Chargers placed seven players in the Pro Bowl, including safety Derwin James, one of six rookies across the league to make the game.James, a first-round draft choice, will be joined on the AFC squad by veteran quarterback Philip Rivers, wide receiver Keenan Allen, running back Melvin Gordon, ...

Chargers TE Hunter Henry returns to practice for first time

Football 12/17/18, 19:11

Hunter Henry has been optimistic about his chances of playing this season, despite suffering a knee injury during offseason workouts.The clock started ticking toward his possible return Monday when the Los Angeles Chargers tight end took part in practice.Henry's return to the practice field comes nearly seven months after he ...

Ravens use running game, defense and ball control to win

Football 12/17/18, 17:03

Using staples from their past — a relentless ground game and a stifling defense — the Baltimore Ravens have put together a hot streak that has them in the middle of the AFC playoff race.The Ravens won a Super Bowl in 2000 when they averaged 137.4 yards rushing per game ...

Chargers can no longer be overlooked as Super Bowl contender

Football 12/14/18, 19:03

The Los Angeles Chargers can no longer be overlooked, whether it is on the list of Super Bowl contenders or as a headline attraction in their own town.Thursday night's 29-28 come-from-behind victory over the Kansas City Chiefs moved the 11-3 Chargers into a tie atop the AFC West with two ...

Chiefs left to stew over missed chances against Chargers

Football 12/14/18, 13:42

The Kansas City Chiefs will have 10 days to stew over Mike Williams' touchdown catch, Philip Rivers' wave as he trotted off the field and the golden opportunity they let slip away Thursday night.They had led the Los Angeles Chargers nearly wire-to-wire, taking an early 14-0 lead and looking every ...

Chiefs defense collapses in 4th quarter against Chargers

Football 12/14/18, 01:26

Eric Berry made his long-awaited return to the field, Chris Jones piled up some more sacks to match an NFL record, and the Kansas City Chiefs' maligned defense finally looked like a dominant force for a while.Or at least, one that wouldn't hold back their high-powered offense.But all that was ...

Chiefs supplant Rams atop Pro32 poll; Saints remain No. 2

Football 12/11/18, 16:50

Kansas City's Patrick Mahomes has had a special season so far.A league-leading 43 touchdown passes.A no-look pass against the Baltimore Ravens.And he has led the Chiefs to the top of latest AP Pro32 poll .The Chiefs received seven of 12 first-place votes for 379 points in balloting Tuesday by media ...

Chargers quickly shift focus to Thursday showdown vs. Chiefs

Football 12/10/18, 20:09

Philip Rivers and the Los Angeles Chargers didn't have much time to celebrate reaching double-digit wins for the first time in nine seasons.While most teams get 24 hours to savor a victory, the Chargers spent about 24 minutes to revel in their 26-21 win over the Cincinnati Bengals before preparations ...

Rivers, Badgley lead Chargers to 26-21 win over Bengals

Football 12/09/18, 19:25

Philip Rivers threw for 220 yards and Michael Badgley kicked four field goals — including a team-record 59-yarder — as the Los Angeles Chargers held off the Cincinnati Bengals 26-21 on Sunday.Rivers completed 19 of 29 and threw a touchdown in what was not one of the team's best games. ...

Surging Chargers are not overlooking slumping Bengals

Football 12/06/18, 19:02

The Los Angeles Chargers are coming off a 16-point comeback victory at Pittsburgh and have a crucial AFC West showdown next week at Kansas City. Before Anthony Lynn's team can turn attention toward the Chiefs, there is the matter of taking care of the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.The Chargers (9-3) ...

Steelers RB James Conner out with sprained left ankle

Football 12/04/18, 12:26

Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner is out for Sunday's game in Oakland because of a sprained left ankle.Conner, who is second in the NFL with 12 rushing touchdowns, suffered the injury in the fourth quarter of a 33-30 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers.The team initially described Conner's injury ...

Chargers have confidence going into final quarter of season

Football 12/03/18, 19:32

With their comeback win at Pittsburgh, the Los Angeles Chargers have established themselves as a contender in the AFC going into the final quarter of the season.The Chargers' 33-30 win over the Steelers put them firmly in control as they chase their first postseason berth since 2013. Los Angeles (9-3) ...

Steelers blame themselves, not officials, for losing skid

Football 12/03/18, 16:39

The excuses aren't hard to find if the Pittsburgh Steelers were in the mood to look for them.The false start that wasn't called on a play that ended with a Los Angeles Chargers touchdown . The apparent block in the back that helped spring Chargers punt returner Desmond King for ...

Steelers lose biggest lead ever at home in loss to Chargers

Football 12/03/18, 01:44

The Pittsburgh Steelers let another one slip away.For the second straight week, the Steelers held a second-half lead and lost. This time, Pittsburgh blew its biggest lead ever at home, as Michael Badgley kicked a 29-yard field goal on the final play, lifting the Los Angeles Chargers to a 33-30 ...

Rivers rallies Chargers past Steelers 33-30

Football 12/02/18, 23:44

Michael Badgley kicked a 29-yard field goal on the final play to lift the Los Angeles Chargers to a 33-30 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night.Badgley initially missed a 39-yard kick but Pittsburgh was called for offsides. Badgley's ensuing 34-yard attempt was blocked, but the Steelers were again ...

Brotherly Love: Watts, Pounceys to face off Sunday night

Football 11/30/18, 14:49

On the surface they're identical. Below the surface too. Large. Loud. Remarkably athletic and remarkably close. Well compensated and well tattooed.Still, Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey believes there is one surefire way to tell him and Los Angeles Chargers center (and very slightly older brother) Mike apart on Sunday night ...

Chargers RB Ekeler prepared to seize starting spotlight

Football 11/28/18, 20:20

When Los Angeles Chargers coach Anthony Lynn says that Austin Ekeler is pound for pound the strongest player on the team, he isn't just dealing in hyperboles."It's not an opinion, that's a fact. We go through the offseason program with the weights and percentages. We were very surprised how strong ...

Chargers’ Gordon week to week after MCL sprain to right knee

Football 11/26/18, 14:07

Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon is week to week after he sprained the medial collateral ligament in his right knee during Sunday's 45-10 win over the Arizona Cardinals.Gordon sustained the injury when the Chargers ran a reverse during the third quarter. He had scored two touchdowns and rushed ...

Record day: Chargers’ Rivers sets 2 completion marks in win

Sports 11/25/18, 19:06

Philip Rivers tied the NFL record for consecutive completions and set marks for the most to start a game and the highest percentage in a game as the Los Angeles Chargers rolled to a 45-10 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.The 15-year veteran completed his first 25 passes and ...

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