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Scouting Report: San Diego Chargers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Ricky Henne
The Chargers boast the league’s fourth ranked rushing defense, allowing just 84.0 yards per game. Their ability to stop the run will once again prove critical given Doug Martin’s rushing performance the last two weeks. Meanwhile, the team has been successful scoring points on the defensive side of the ball with the two touchdowns against Kansas City lifting the Bolts’ total number of defensive scores up to four.
Bolts Announce Trio of Moves - Ricky Henne
The team’s fifth round draft choice this year out of Penn State, Troutman is an imposing 6-foot-4, 330-pound guard. He started the last three seasons for the Nittany Lions without allowing a sack and was a 2011 All-Big Ten honorable mention selection. He injured his pectoral prior to the draft and underwent successful surgery in April. The injury caused his stock to drop in the draft, but the Chargers saw enough potential in him to still select him in the fifth round.
Evening AFC West notes - Bill Williamson
San Diego offensive linemen Johnnie Troutman and Brandyn Dombrowski are returning to practice from the physically unable to perform list. The team has a three-week window to either add them to the active roster or place them on injured reserve.
Pro Bowl Cheat Sheet: The AFC - Khaled Elsayed
Weddle was an easy choice and I’ve always liked what he does in coverage and his ability to come up and clean up messes in front of him. That hasn’t changed this year.
NFL: Week 9 knee-jerk reactions - ESPN.com staff
If the Chargers lose Sunday at Tampa Bay, I don't think it necessarily means Turner will get his walking papers. The Chargers will want to keep Turner, at least, through the end of the season.
Video: AFC West midseason review - Bill Williamson
The exercise showed me that there is great play at both the wide receiver and linebackers positions in the AFC West. I had a difficult time selecting players at both spots because there was such great production at both positions.
PFF Team of Week 9 - Khaled Elsayed
Two performances from Thursday Night Football with Hali the only Chief generating consistent pressure (though that is helped somewhat by KC consistently refusing to rush Justin Houston). Johnson isn’t exactly known as much of a playmaker, but his forced fumble of Matt Cassel in the end zone made life a lot easier for his Chargers.