Austin Ekeler emerging as big-play threat for Chargers

Football 10/08/18, 04:07

Opposing defenses are learning that Austin Ekeler is just as effective a running back as Melvin Gordon for the Los Angeles Chargers.The second-year running back scored his third touchdown of the season on a 44-yard swing pass from Philip Rivers to lead the Chargers to a 26-10 victory over the ...

Rivers throws for 339 yards, 2 TDs as Chargers beat Raiders

Football 10/07/18, 19:14

Philip Rivers threw for 339 yards and two touchdowns, leading the Los Angeles Chargers to a 26-10 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.It is the 59th 300-yard passing game of Rivers' 15-year career and his eighth against the Raiders. He completed 22 of 27 passes and had a passer ...

Ground offensive: running games fueling Raiders, Chargers

Football 10/04/18, 19:11

Oakland and the Los Angeles Chargers both come into Sunday's game ranked in the Top 10 in total offense. The matchup between AFC West rivals is likely to come down to who has the greatest success running the ball.Both teams had a 100-yard rusher in their wins last week. The ...

Injuries to QB, O-line, receivers put 49ers’ roster in flux

Football 10/01/18, 22:09

The San Francisco 49ers are so banged up, they're not even sure which holes to fill first.Three of San Francisco's five starting offensive linemen — left tackle Joe Staley, center Weston Richburg and right tackle Mike McGlinchey — suffered knee injuries during Sunday's loss to the Los Angeles Chargers that ...

Chargers continuing to struggle in kicking game

Football 10/01/18, 20:39

The Los Angeles Chargers have had five kickers since the start of last season. They soon may be looking for their sixth.Coach Anthony Lynn said Monday that he is evaluating the kicking game after Caleb Sturgis missed a field goal and two extra points in Sunday's 29-27 win over San ...

Raiders’ Gruden moves on quickly after 1st win in 10 years

Football 10/01/18, 20:19

The good feeling from his first coaching win in nearly 10 years wore off quickly as Jon Gruden went back to work Monday.Gruden knows there's plenty of work needed to get the Oakland Raiders to the level he hopes they can reach as even their first victory of the season ...

Rivers wants Chargers to start stringing together wins

Football 10/01/18, 03:11

A 2-2 record after the first quarter of the season is not where Philip Rivers thought the Los Angeles Chargers would be, but it is a vast improvement compared to the past couple seasons.The Chargers got to .500 with a 29-27 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. It ...

QB Beathard shows grit during Niners’ narrow loss to Bolts

Football 09/30/18, 22:16

Although C.J. Beathard knew he should slide, the San Francisco 49ers desperately needed a first down in the fourth quarter of a two-point game.So Beathard kept running toward Casey Hayward, and the Los Angeles Chargers' Pro Bowl cornerback knocked the wind clean out of the quarterback with a devastating shoulder ...

Rivers throws for 3 TDs as Chargers rally to beat 49ers

Football 09/30/18, 21:53

Philip Rivers threw for three touchdowns, Melvin Gordon rushed for 104 yards and the Los Angeles Chargers rallied for a 29-27 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.Caleb Sturgis had three field goals, including one from 21 yards with 7:41 left that gave the Chargers (2-2) the lead, but ...

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