Serious Business: 10/3 San Diego Chargers Links

SAN DIEGO, CA: Safety Eric Weddle #32 of the San Diego Chargers picks off a pass but the play is nullified by a pass interference call on cornerback Marcus Gilchrist #38 against wide receiver Brian Hartline #82 of the Miami Dolphins at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. The Chargers won 26-16. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Wrap-up: Chargers 26, Dolphins 16 - Bill Williamson
Larry English had two sacks. Yes, Larry English. The No. 16 overall pick of the 2009 draft has had a very slow start to his NFL career. The Chargers are dying to find another pass-rusher. If English can keep pressuring the quarterback, it’d be a huge boost to the defense.

Mathews shows steady growth - Christopher Smith
The Chargers’ offense is known for big downfield plays by Philip Rivers and tall, athletic pass-catchers, but Ryan Mathews is challenging that perception and is among the NFL’s leaders in total offense.

Chargers bolt to top of AFC West - Christopher Smith
"This is a week-to-week business and we got (win) number three," said Head Coach Norv Turner of his best start in five seasons with San Diego. "The only thing on my mind is how we get the next one."

Rookies contribute to victory - Jay Jay Maniquis
Rookie cornerback Marcus Gilchrist and rookie receiver Vincent Brown made big plays Sunday during the Chargers’ 26-16 victory over the Miami Dolphins.

Barnes makes most of opportunities - Kevin Acee
"He has a special knack of getting to the quarterback," linebacker coach John Pagano said. "It’s speed and technique, and he’s fundamentally sound when he rushes the passer and he’s see it. He has great instincts to what the lineman’s going to do to you."

A.J. Smith channels Al Davis - Kevin Acee
"I think Mr. Davis summed it up beautifully many years ago about all the daily, weekly, quarterly stuff being said about teams when he said, ‘Just win, baby!" Smith said. "All teams are not perfect. We all try to get better on a daily basis. But trying to improve while winning is the road you want to travel. We are on that road right now, and we want to keep on it."

NOTEBOOK: Jackson plays a little, does a lot - Kevin Acee
Vincent Jackson is so good this season he only has to play 18 minutes to have a sensational game.

Inside the game: Bolts offense goes back to future - Kevin Acee
It was reminiscent of that long ago time of 2006, back in the day when LaDainian Tomlinson and his line trampled worn-out defenses at the end of game after game. Not quite that impressive, but close enough to make an offensive lineman happy.

Gilchrist applies Jammer's tips, his own skills to thwart Dolphins - Chris Jenkins
So, yes, Marcus Gilchrist was interested in hearing anything Jammer had to say over the past week. "He told me things," said Gilchrist, "and they all came true." 

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