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Infographic: Five Teams Rank In Top-10 In Offense, Defense DVOA

Jan 2, 2018 2:54 PM

The NFL has five teams ranking in the top-10 in DVOA on both Offense and Defense at the end of the regular season in the Vikings, Rams, Saints, Steelers and Eagles.

The Chiefs, Cowboys, Chargers, Falcons and Patriots also rank in the top-10 on offense, while the Jaguars, Broncos, Panthers, Ravens and Cardinals rank in the top-10 on defense.


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Infographic: Five Teams Rank In Top-10 In Offense, Defense DVOA

Dec 13, 2017 12:30 PM

The NFL has five teams ranking in the top-10 in DVOA on both Offense and Defense after Week 14. In an indication of how much turnover there's been in parts of the NFL, none of those five teams (Rams, Eagles, Vikings, Saints and Chargers) made the playoffs in 2016.

The Chiefs, Cowboys, Steelers, Falcons and Patriots also rank in the top-10 on offense, while the Jaguars, Broncos, Panthers, Ravens and Cardinals rank in the top-10 on defense.

The Seahawks, who have consistently been one of the NFL's top teams in DVOA during the Russell Wilson era, are just outside the top-10 in both categories.

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Philip Rivers Calls Benching Of Eli Manning 'Pathetic'

Nov 30, 2017 7:44 AM

Philip Rivers didn't pull any punches when asked about the benching of fellow 2004 draft-class member Eli Manning.

"I honestly thought it was pathetic," Rivers said . "He's been out there 210 straight games -- with no telling how many bumps and bruises and injuries -- for his team. He won two Super Bowl MVPs. And with the respect he's had in the locker room over the years, and really the respect he's gained throughout the league, you feel like the guy has earned the opportunity -- if they are in fact deciding to go another direction -- he's earned the opportunity to finish it off these last five weeks."

The Chargers made a draft-day trade that sent Manning to New York in return for Rivers and three other draft picks.

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Bears Acquire Dontrelle Inman From Chargers

Oct 25, 2017 3:25 PM

The Chicago Bears have traded a conditional seventh round pick in 2018 to the Los Angeles Chargers for wide receiver Dontrelle Inman.

Inman, 28, has appeared in just four games this season with two receptions for 9 yards. Last season, Inman caught 58 passes for 810 yards and four touchdowns.

The Bears, who lost top receiver Cameron Meredith for the season in August, are in need of help at wide receiver as, other than Kendall Wright, the team's production at the position has been slim.

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Chargers Not Yet Discussing Return To San Diego

Oct 3, 2017 12:15 PM

With the Chargers struggling to fill their small stadium in Los Angeles, there has been speculation about the possibility of them moving back to San Diego.

"There is no discussion of returning to San Diego from the league or the club," said Joe Lockhart.

Fans in Los Angeles appeared to strongly prefer the Raiders and Rams over the Chargers before their relocation.

The Chargers are currently scheduled to move into the Rams' new stadium in Inglewood.

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Jason Peters: Chargers Playing 16 Road Games

Oct 2, 2017 8:04 AM

The Los Angeles Chargers have played three straight games at the StubHub Center, their temporary home, but have lost all of them.

They are selling well in L.A., but a good chunk of the seats have been filled by opposing fans early this season. On Sunday, there were plenty of Philadelphia Eagles fans in the stands and Carson Wentz never had to use a silent count on offense.

"I mean, it's almost like the Chargers got 16 away games," Eagles tackle Jason Peters told reporters. "It's going to be tough sledding for those guys."

Peters said it felt "like a home game" for the Eagles, who won 26-24.

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Chargers Sticking With Younghoe Koo

Sep 19, 2017 7:59 AM

The Los Angeles Chargers won't be shifting from kicker Younghoe Koo despite two rough games to begin the season.

Koo had a 44-yard field goal try blocked in the season opener against the Denver Broncos, which would have tied the game. He missed another try from 44 yards on Sunday against the Miami Dolphins that would have won the game.

"He's very confident and I have to give him the benefit of the doubt, after being around him the whole offseason and watching how he competed and how he took that job," Anthony Lynn said. "He went out and had a bad day yesterday, but we're still riding with him. And we're hoping that he'll bounce back."

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Mark Davis: Raiders Have Already Won Fight For Los Angeles

Aug 21, 2017 5:17 PM

While the Rams and Chargers moved to Los Angeles, and the Raiders will move to Las Vegas, owner Mark Davis believes his franchise has already won the battle for the area.

“You know, it’s kind of funny,” Davis said. “They’re talking about the fight for Los Angeles. And Raiders fans have been telling me we already won that fight, And that the Rams and Chargers are fighting for the No. 2 and 3 spots.”

The Raiders remain hugely popular in Los Angeles despite staying in Oakland until their stadium in Las Vegas is ready.

“A good portion have come from Los Angeles and Southern California,” Davis said, “Without stepping on any toes, we’re going to market ourselves in Los Angeles area. And San Diego. We’re reaching out to Raider Nation in Southern California. It’s strong there.”

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Brandon Flowers To Retire After Nine Seasons

Aug 8, 2017 9:32 AM

Brandon Flowers told the NFL Network that he plans to announce his retirement Tuesday.

Flowers, who turned 31 in February, played the past three seasons with the San Diego Chargers after beginning his career with the Kansas City Chiefs.

The Chargers released Flowers in March, freeing up $7 million in cap space.

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Chargers Acquire Cardale Jones From Bills

Jul 26, 2017 8:01 PM

The Los Angeles Chargers have acquired Cardale Jones from the Buffalo Bills for a conditional draft pick in the seventh round.

Jones is familiar with new Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn, as Lynn served as Buffalo's interim head coach at the end of last season.

Behind Rivers, Kellen Clemens has served as the Chargers' backup at QB the past two seasons.

Jones appeared to be fourth on the Bills' depth chart entering camp.

 

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Chargers To Bring Robert Griffin III In For Workout
The Chargers are scheduled to have Robert Griffin III in for a workout on Tuesday, according to a source.

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Mike Williams May Need Season-Ending Back Surgery
The Chargers remain uncertain about when Mike Williams initially injured his back.

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Philip Rivers Hopes To Play At Least Four More Seasons
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Relocation Fees To Cost Rams, Chargers $645M
The 29 NFL teams that are staying put will receive a gross sum of $55.2 million over a period of up to 11 years from the relocation fees associated with the moves of the Rams, Chargers and Raiders, ac

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Chargers Sign Melvin Ingram To Four-Year, $66M Extension
With 18.5 sacks over the past two seasons, Melvin Ingram is tied for 12th in the NFL over that time period.

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Super Bowl LV Moved To Tampa; L.A. To Host SB LVI
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Rain Delays Chargers-Rams Stadium To 2020
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Keenan Allen Ahead Of Schedule In Rehab From Torn ACL
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Full List Of 2017 NFL Draft, First Round
John Ross went ninth overall, one of three wide receivers selected in the top-9.

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Rams, Chargers To Play Three Home Games On Same Day At Same Time
The Rams and Chargers will eventually play in the same stadium in Inglewood.

Sam Farmer/Los Angeles Times

NFL Relocation Fees Won't Be Shared With Players
The Raiders, Rams and Chargers will spend anywhere from $1.43 billion to $1.68 billion, or a distribution of approximately $46 million to $54 million per team.

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Melvin Gordon Doesn't Want Rivalry With Todd Gurley
Melvin Gordon and Todd Gurley will share Los Angeles beginning this coming season, but the pair of running backs don't want to stoke a rivalry.

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Anthony Lynn: Chargers Need Young Quarterback
Philip Rivers has started 176 consecutive games, but the Chargers have plans to draft a quarterback to compete for the No. 2 job behind Rivers with Kellen Clemens.

Los Angeles Times

Chargers Name LaDainian Tomlinson Special Assistant To Ownership
LT, who is an NFL Network analyst, will remain in his current role as well.

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Jerry Jones' Legends To Profit Immensely Due To NFL Relocations
Jerry Jones is a large shareholder of Legends, a hospitality-marketing company that will now sell the suites, concessions and sponsorships for the Las Vegas stadium for the Raiders.

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Saints Close To Signing Manti Te'o
Manti Te'o, who turned 26 in January, has missed a combined 26 games in his four previous NFL seasons.

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Russell Okung Agrees Upon Four-Year, $53M Deal With Chargers
Russell Okung will be guaranteed $25 million.

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LaDainian Tomlinson To Take Front Office Job With Chargers
There is no word on the nature of the job, whether it's significant or simply ceremonial.

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Philips Rivers Says He'll Always Be 'Playing For San Diego'
Philip Rivers drew a standing ovation at the San Diego Hall of Champions dinner on Tuesday night, telling the audience, "I hope that you can always see me as [a San Diego Charger]."

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Joey Bosa Named Defensive Rookie Player Of The Year
Joey Bosa had 12.5 sacks despite missing the first four games due to a holdout.

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