Serious Business: 9/21 San Diego Chargers Links

FOXBORO, MA: Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers hands the ball off to Ryan Mathews #24 in the second quarter against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

The NFL’s new replay review rules are becoming a debacle - Chris Chase
This looks like a catch to me. Then again, so did Calvin Johnson's touchdown last year as well as countless other replays in recent seasons that have been dubiously overturned with evidence deemed "indisputable." You're telling me that there's not at least a 35 percent chance the ref would have looked at this, seen something you or I didn't or applied some arcane rule of which we were previously confused or unaware, and ruled this an incompletion?

Scouting report: Kansas City Chiefs - Chris Jenkins
The Chargers (minus-5) and Chiefs (minus-7) rank 30th and 31st, respectively, among 32 NFL teams in turnover ratio.

Scouting the Kansas City Chiefs - Scott Bair
The Chiefs are in big, big trouble without Charles, one of the NFL's most dynamic rushers. They also lost TE Tony Moeaki before the season. Without them, Kansas City will attempt to move the ball with an unreliable quarterback (Cassel), an aging runner (Thomas Jones) and a versatile playmaker (Dexter McCluster).

Franchise frenzy didn't include VJ - Bill Williamson
The Chargers have long planned to let Jackson play for the franchised deal. They want to see how he does this year and they want to see if he can stay out of trouble off the field before making a long-term commitment. Simply put, San Diego hasn’t decided what it will do about Jackson. It could always put the franchise tag on him again in February. 

Quick Reads: WRs on the rise - Vince Verhei (ESPN Insider)
2. Ryan Mathews, RB, San Diego Chargers As usual, it's hard for a running back to finish high in our rankings in 2011 unless he's making healthy contributions as a receiver

Defense focused on communication - Christopher Smith
San Diego’s defense controlled Minnesota in the opener and slowed up New England during the second half Sunday, but it has plenty of room to get better as the team features six new starters.

Chargers issue blackout update - Union-Tribune
The Chargers play at home the next two weeks, and whether either game will be on television in Southern California remains in doubt.

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