September 2013 - Los Angeles Chargers Wiretap

Raiders, Chargers To Kickoff At Nearly Midnight On East Coast

Sep 30, 2013 8:16 PM

The Oakland Raiders will play the San Diego Chargers on Sunday with an 11:35 PM ET kickoff.

The game was moved to accomodate the Oakland A's playoff game on Saturday against the Detroit Tigers. Stadium employees will need that much time to configure the stadium from baseball to football.

The game will be broadcast on the NFL Network.

The proper "Sunday Night Football" matchup between the Houston Texans and San Francisco 49ers remains an 8:30 p.m. ET start on NBC.

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Tags: Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers

Dwight Freeney Suffers Torn Quad

Sep 30, 2013 11:22 AM

Dwight Freeney suffered a torn quad in Week 4.

The San Diego Chargers believe the injury is long-term, but it is unclear if it will force him out for the remainder of the season.

Jarret Johnson and Larry English will play more snaps with Freeney out.

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Tags: San Diego Chargers, Injury

Paul Oliver Commits Suicide At 29

Sep 25, 2013 2:53 PM

Paul Oliver has committed suicide at the age of 29.

Oliver was a former defensive back with the San Diego Chargers, using a fourth round pick in the 2007 supplemental draft.

Oliver's most productive season came in 2010 when he started eight games at safety.

“A good dude,” Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune tweeted of Oliver. “Always enjoyed talking to him. Dang, this is sad.”

Tags: San Diego Chargers

Philip Rivers Still Considered Chargers' QB Of Future

Sep 20, 2013 7:51 PM

The San Diego Chargers continue to view Philip Rivers as their quarterback of the present and future.

"Without a doubt -- there is no doubt in my mind," Mike McCoy said into his cellphone on Tuesday afternoon. "I've said that since Day 1."

Rivers struggled in 2011 and 2012, but has started the current season strong.

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Tags: San Diego Chargers, IQ

Rivers, Royal Lead Chargers To Win At Philadelphia (+2.0 TC, +24 TRC)

Sep 15, 2013 6:11 PM

The San Diego Chargers defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 33-30 at Lincoln Financial Field.

The Chargers had a +2.0 advantage in the Trench Counter, recording 11 additional first downs, committing fewer penalties and one fewer turnover. The Chargers ran 79 total plays and had a +24 edge in Total Rushes/Completions.

Philip Rivers went 36-for-47 for 419 yards and three touchdowns to Eddie Royal. Antonio Gates and Malcom Floyd each had over 100 yards receiving.

Michael Vick went 23-for-36 for 428 yards and two touchdowns in the air, along with 23 yards and one touchdown. DeSean Jackson caught nine balls for 193 yards and a touchdown.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: San Diego Chargers, Philadelphia Eagles, IQ

Texans Comeback To Beat Chargers 31-28 (+6.8 TC, +28 TRC)

Sep 10, 2013 12:24 PM

The Houston Texans came back from a 28-7 deficit well into the third quarter to defeat the San Diego Chargers.

The Texans had a +6.8 advantage in The Trench Counter, outgaining the Chargers by one yard per pass while recording 12 additional first downs. Houston had a +28 edge in Total Rushes/Completions.

Matt Schaub went 34-45 for 346 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. Andre Johnson caught 12 balls for 146 balls, while Owen Daniels scored two touchdowns. 

Arian Foster carried 18 times for 57 yards (3.2 average) with Ben Tate sharing the load with nine carries for 55 yards (6.1 average).

Randy Bullock hit a 41-yard field goal as time expired to win the game.

Philip Rivers went 14-for-29 for 195 yards, four touchdowns and one interception. Rivers looked like his former Pro Bowl self at times, but the interception to Brian Cushing deep in their own territory was costly and tied the game.

Ryan Mathews carried 13 times for 33 yards.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Houston Texans, San Diego Chargers, IQ

Raiders, Chargers Could Switch Home Games To Avoid A's Playoff Game

Sep 6, 2013 9:26 PM

The San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders may switch home dates this season due to a conflict with the Oakland Athletics.

The A's will likely play in the playoffs while the Raiders are scheduled to host the Chargers on October 6.

If that game is moved to San Diego, then the Raiders would host the Chargers on December 22.

“We monitor the baseball playoff situation every year,” a league spokesman said. “If there is any change to our schedule, we would announce it at the appropriate time.”

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Tags: Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers

Chargers Cut Robert Meachem

Sep 1, 2013 11:30 AM

The San Diego Chargers have released Robert Meachem.

Meachem will still receive $5 million and he counts $6.875 million against the 2013 salary cap and additional dead mony in 2014.

Meachem was a costly free agent mistake by the Chargers.

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Tags: San Diego Chargers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Waiver