Goal-line woes cost Chargers again in 23-20 loss to Titans
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Philip Rivers and the Los Angeles Chargers thought they scored the go-ahead touchdown not once, but twice inside the final minute against the Tennessee Titans.
Reeling Titans, Chargers each desperate for a win
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans and Los Angeles Chargers are near mirror images of each other.
Both started this season with high expectations only to find themselves having...
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Rivers’ ball security among mounting problems for Chargers
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — A key to the Los Angeles Chargers' success last season was Philip Rivers taking care of the ball.
With the Chargers having dropped two straight and four of five,...
Chargers ineffective run game a problem in loss to Steelers
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers couldn't hide their glaring shortcoming on Sunday, and the problem became even worse against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Chargers veteran Rivers set to face Steelers rookie Hodges
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Philip Rivers will be making his 214th straight start when the Los Angeles Chargers host the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night.
Niners quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo just wins
Jimmy Garoppolo just wins.
Garoppolo is 12-2 as a starter, including 4-0 this season as the San Francisco 49ers lead the NFC West. He's a win away from tying Dan Marino, Kurt Warner, Philip...
Chargers dealt another setback as Pouncey placed on IR
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers have been consistent in the one area teams want to avoid — injuries.
The Chargers were dealt another setback Wednesday when center Mike...
Kareem Jackson fits right in at safety for Broncos
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Exhibit No. 1 in support of Vic Fangio's desire to convert Kareem Jackson into a fulltime strong safety is the 10th-year pro's jackhammering, fumble-causing,...
Lions get a breather amid tough stretch of opposing QBs
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Somewhere in the NFL, there are teams trying to win despite substandard quarterbacking.
That must feel like just a rumor to the Detroit Lions.
Younger QBs stepping into starting roles
Look out, Tom Brady and the rest of the old heads. The young guns are moving in.
Every NFL game in Week 4 featured at least one starting quarterback age 26 or younger. There has already been...
Chargers receiver Keenan Allen off to best start of career
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers have been beset by injuries all season with the wide receiver position being no exception. But that hasn’t stopped Keenan Allen from putting up...
Chargers, Rivers still effective despite changing targets
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers were missing four offensive starters for Sunday's game at Miami, but as long as Philip Rivers is under center, it doesn't seem to...
Long time coming: Rivers, Chargers beat Dolphins, 30-10
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Philip Rivers' 120th regular-season victory was his first in Miami.
The 37-year-old quarterback hadn't been born yet the last time the Chargers won a road game...
Watson, Watt lead way as Texans outlast Chargers, 27-20
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Deshaun Watson appeared to be in Melvin Ingram's grasp until he slipped away, fled the pocket and lobbed a playground pass to wide-open tight end Jordan Akins, who sprinted...
Chargers’ Rivers, Texans’ Watson face off in key game
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — In a week in which one of his 2004 draft classmates suffered a season-ending elbow injury and the other was benched, Philip Rivers continues to be old reliable for the Los...
Chargers have no one to blame but themselves after loss
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Anthony Lynn is starting to pencil in at least one game a year where the Los Angeles Chargers fail to capitalize on opportunities and gift-wrap a victory to the...
Stafford overcomes mistakes to help Lions top Chargers 13-10
DETROIT (AP) — Matthew Stafford and Darius Slay had a lot to do with the Los Angeles Chargers leading the Lions for three-plus quarters.
And, both players bounced back in the final minutes...
Too many mistakes for short-handed Chargers in loss to Lions
DETROIT (AP) — Philip Rivers rattled off a lengthy list of problems for the Los Angeles Chargers, trying to avoid using his team's health issues as an excuse.
Chargers tight end Henry suffers knee injury in opener
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers are hoping that Hunter Henry can return for a second straight season from a knee injury.
The tight end fractured the upper part of his left...
Chargers don’t experience drop-off despite Gordon’s holdout
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — It might be time for Melvin Gordon to seriously reconsider his absence from the Los Angeles Chargers.
Gordon has held out since the beginning of training camp in...
Chargers focusing on Colts instead of Gordon’s absence
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — With Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon and the front office at an impasse over a new contract, coach Anthony Lynn and his players are focused on another...
McCoy among prominent cuts as NFL teams pare rosters
The cruelest day of the NFL's long calendar arrived Saturday with teams setting their 53-player rosters.
Among the more prominent dismissals were Bills veteran running back LeSean McCoy,...
Jones leads Chargers past 49ers 27-24 in preseason finale
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Cardale Jones led scoring drives on Los Angeles' first four possessions in his bid to make the roster as the No. 3 quarterback and the Chargers finished the exhibition...
NFL 2019: soph QBs still finding their footing, and throwing
Given the many variables that go into developing an elite quarterback, Jim Kelly can't even imagine assessing what to make of last year's group of five first-round draft picks as they enter their...
NFL 2019: Rivers: ‘I feel like we’re in that window.’
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Philip Rivers says the Los Angeles Chargers' potential reminds him of 2006 to 2009, when the franchise won four straight AFC West Division titles. That group, though,...
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New faces: LB Thomas Davis, QB Tyrod Taylor, DE Jerry Tillery, S Nasir Adderley.
Key losses: WR Tyrell Williams, TE Antonio Gates, DT Darius Philon, CB...
Hill rallies Saints to 19-17 victory over Chargers
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Taysom Hill has been the quintessential all-purpose player the past two seasons. On Sunday, he showed again what makes him such a valuable weapon for the New Orleans...
Close friends Brees and Rivers get to share practice field
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Philip Rivers and Drew Brees have not been teammates since 2005 but the bond between the two still remains strong.
Chargers pleased with development of tackle Trent Scott
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Even though Melvin Gordon's absence continues to be the most-discussed topic at the Los Angeles Chargers' training camp, Trent Scott's development at offensive tackle is...
Chargers, Rams hold first practice in 2 years without fight
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Chargers and Rams took the "Fight for L.A." slogan literally during a joint practice two years ago. Both coaches were thankful there wasn't a sequel on...
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Chargers offensive lineman Russell Okung will miss most of training camp due to blood clots.
The veteran left tackle revealed Thursday on Twitter that...
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OPEN CAMP: July 25, Costa Mesa, California.
LAST YEAR: Coach Anthony Lynn in his second season led Chargers to playoffs for first time since 2013. They beat...
Chargers select North Dakota St QB Easton Stick in 5th round
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Philip Rivers is the Los Angeles Chargers starting quarterback, but the franchise is starting to possibly look at the future with their fifth-round pick.
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UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: WR Geremy Davis, LB Kyle Emanuel, TE Antonio Gates, P Donnie Jones, DT Corey Liuget, DT Brandon Mebane, S Adrian Phillips, DT Darius...
Emotional Philip Rivers thanks San Diego for its support
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Philip Rivers simply wanted to say thanks to San Diego for the way it supported him during his first 13 seasons in the NFL.
He knew it wouldn't be as easy as he still makes it look on the field on Sunday afternoons as quarterback of the Los Angeles Chargers.
Pats’ Flowers, Brown fined $20K by NFL for hits vs. Chargers
NEW YORK (AP) — New England Patriots teammates Trey Flowers and Trent Brown have each been fined $20,054 by the NFL for illegal hits in the Patriots' divisional-round win last Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Flowers' fine was for a low hit on quarterback Philip Rivers that resulted in a penalty for roughing the passer in the third quarter of the Patriots' victory. Brown was docked for his unnecessary roughness penalty after a block during the game.
Chargers GM Telesco has no timetable on Rivers deal
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Philip Rivers just concluded his 15th season with the Los Angeles Chargers but the quarterback's future beyond 2019 is one of many areas that general manager Tom Telesco will have to address during the offseason.
Telesco reiterated during his season-ending news conference Thursday that Rivers isn't going anywhere but didn't elaborate on a timetable for discussing a contract extension.
Patriots without Wise; Gordon and Henry active for Chargers
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots will be without defensive lineman Deatrich Wise Jr. when New England hosts the Chargers in the divisional playoffs.
Wise was limited all week with an ankle injury. His absence is a blow to the Patriots' pass rush as they prepare to attack Los Angeles quarterback Philip Rivers. Wise appeared in all 16 games during the regular season and had 4½ sacks.
Rivers, Chargers look to end dominance by Brady, Patriots
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady typically shrugs off any mention of records or milestones he sets.
But even he had to chuckle at the one he and Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers will mark when they meet in Sunday's divisional playoffs.
Brady, who will be 41 years and 163 days old, and Rivers, at 37 years and 36 days old, will combine to be the oldest pair of quarterbacks to face each other in an NFL playoff game, breaking the mark Brady held with Peyton Manning.
Kings of the Road: Chargers have thrived in games out East
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Philip Rivers and the Los Angeles Chargers have already played in most of the toughest road environments in the NFL this season.
So a trip to New England for Sunday's AFC divisional-round game isn't anything out of the ordinary.
Considering how well the Chargers have played away from home, it may end up being an advantage. Los Angeles is 8-1 on the road, but its only loss came in Week 3, when it took the bus to the LA Memorial Coliseum and lost to the Rams.
Patriots defense aims to win ‘mind game’ with crafty Rivers
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots defensive end Trey Flowers says thinking about how to defend against the Los Angeles Chargers has kept him up at night.
"Over the bye I had a dream about not setting the edge," Flowers said this week. "I woke up and it was a nightmare."
Brady’s respect for Rivers is high entering playoff matchup
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady doesn't know Philip Rivers well on a personal level.
But as the Patriots quarterback began his preparations for Sunday's divisional playoff game with the Chargers, he said he only had to think back to their AFC championship game matchup during the 2007 season to remind himself of Rivers' toughness.
Beating Ravens gets Chargers a date with Brady and Patriots
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers' prize for dismantling the toughest defense in the NFL is a road game against a team that has long been a nemesis for Philip Rivers.
Los Angeles advanced to the divisional round of the postseason by beating the Baltimore Ravens 23-17 on Sunday. Next up, a matchup against the New England Patriots (11-5) this Sunday.
Rivers versus Brady in divisional round of NFL playoffs
CHICAGO (AP) — Philip Rivers has come up empty against Tom Brady every time.
He gets another shot next weekend.
Rivers directed the Los Angeles Chargers to a 23-17 playoff victory at Baltimore on Sunday, setting up another high-stakes matchup with Brady and the New England Patriots. For all of Rivers' success during his 15 years in the NFL, he is winless in seven career starts against Brady.
Chargers hold off Jackson, Ravens 23-17 in playoff opener
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers kept Lamar Jackson grounded, and by the time the rookie got the passing game going it was too late for the Baltimore Ravens.
Michael Badgley kicked five field goals, and Los Angeles harassed and hounded Jackson during a 23-17 victory Sunday in the opening round of the NFL playoffs.
Chargers QB Rivers hopes to avenge earlier loss to Ravens
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Philip Rivers can speak from experience on how fleeting postseason opportunities can be.
Rivers led the Chargers into the playoffs the first four years he was the team's starting quarterback, but Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens marks only his second appearance since the 2009 season and first in five seasons.
Chargers beat Broncos 23-9 despite feeble offense
DENVER (AP) — Philip Rivers doesn't care that the Chargers must hit the road on wild-card weekend despite winning a dozen games, including a 23-9 nail-biter in Denver on Sunday in which he completed just 14 passes.
Nor does he mind facing the Baltimore Ravens, who thumped the Chargers 22-10 last weekend in Los Angeles.
The Latest: Colts lead Titans at the half 17-10
The Latest on Week 17 of the NFL's regular season (all times Eastern):
The Indianapolis Colts lead the Tennessee Titans 17-10 at halftime in the race for the AFC's final playoff spot.
Andrew Luck has thrown for 196 yards and two touchdowns compared to Blaine Gabbert who has 73 yards passing for the Titans. The Colts are outgaining Tennessee 253-97 in total offense.
Chargers, Broncos reverse roles in season finale
DENVER (AP) — Philip Rivers feels Von Miller's pain.
Three years ago, it was Rivers leading the Chargers into the finale of a failed season, playing for pride and facing a talent-laden Broncos team that was jockeying for playoff position.
The Chargers put a scare into the Broncos that day before Peyton Manning returned after halftime to rescue Denver and catapult the franchise on a joyous journey that would end in a rain of confetti and the Lombardi Trophy in his hand.