San Diego Chargers Daily Links: September 12, 2012

OAKLAND, CA: Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers rolls out to pass in the first quarter of the season opener against the Oakland Raiders at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California. The Chargers won the game 22-14. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Q&A with First-Round Draft Pick LB Melvin Ingram -
Before each home game, Chargers fans will have the opportunity to submit questions to Chargers players for the team’s GameDay Magazine, which is sold at the stadium. This week ask standout first-round draft pick Melvin Ingram your question.

Rivers Shares the Wealth in Win - Ricky Henne
"I thought he managed the game well," said head coach Norv Turner. "He did a good job on the critical third downs, getting us out of bad (situations). I thought he was accurate passing. He did throw the ball away when we didn't have anything."

Turner Pleased with Bolts Performance - Ricky Henne
"it was a great thing in the locker room and I think it’s something we can build on," he explained. "It’s something that when our guys watch this tape, they’ll see we can get a lot better in a lot of areas. And we need to get a lot better real fast. So that gives you that energy and that excitement we’re looking for."

Philip Rivers snaps out of mistake funk - Bill Williamson
But the underlying story was that the Chargers won. And if they are going to snap a two-year playoff drought, they are going to have to continue to win the way they did at Oakland -- with clean, gutsy play by Rivers and a suffocating, tough defense.

Moving on: San Diego Chargers - Bill Williamson
The Chargers were stout on defense, an area that the team concentrated on getting better in the offseason. San Diego was awesome against the run (Oakland had 45 yards rushing on 20 carries) and limited big plays in the passing game. The Chargers rushed the passer well and dictated the game. It was a strong sign.

Re-Focused: Falcons @ Chiefs, Week 1 - Gordon McGuinness
Jacques Reeves (-2.4) couldn’t handle Atlanta’s top two receivers, giving up a catch on all five passes thrown to Roddy White (+2.3) and Jones including a touchdown to the latter with 8:56 left in the first quarter. Kansas City fans will be desperate to see Flowers return to the field quickly.

Had a Bad Day Team, Week 1 - Khaled Elsayed
Other than a penalty called on him you’d have been hard pressed to know Vaughn Martin was playing, such was his impact.

Former Seau's restaurant becomes church
Seau's restaurant in Mission Valley has sat empty for several months after closing its doors in the wake of Junior Seau's death earlier this year. But now, the former sports watching eatery has been transformed into a place of worship.

ReFo: Chargers @ Raiders, Week 1 - John Breitenbach
After a stellar collegiate career at the University of Connecticut, Kendall Reyes (+3.3) is off to a fast start to his NFL career. Chargers fans will soon forget Luis Castillo if Reyes can continue the form he showed as the first defensive end off of the bench. He was a terror inside on passing downs, giving the interior of the Raiders’ line fits.

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