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Serious Business: 8/24 Chargers Links

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Don't count your chickens. - Joe Medina
Is "Kyle Orton to Jabar Gaffney" the new "Tom Brady to Randy Moss?" This one's hard for me to say, but my early analysis is "yes."

A Football Outsider Answers Your Questions - Stephen J. Dubner
We recently solicited your questions for Bill Barnwell, a Football Outsider and one of the many authors of the new Football Outsiders Almanac. Here are his replies, which cover everything from miracle turnarounds to the role of injuries to his own background.

Turnovers mask Cowboys' subpar effort - Tim MacMahon
Total yards: Chargers 205, Cowboys 49. First downs: Chargers 14, Cowboys 3. Time of possession: Chargers 23:26, Cowboys 6:34.

Brandyn Dombrowski draws praise - Associated Press
After two exhibition games without holdout left tackle Marcus McNeill, the San Diego Chargers' company line remains the same -- Brandyn Dombrowski is doing just fine protecting Philip Rivers' blind side.

A big leap for Chargers' Floyd - Chris Jenkins
As much as he’s looking ahead to what appears to be his first season as Philip Rivers’ top target in the corps of wide receivers, Floyd isn’t beyond looking back, particularly since that’s where he’s found extra motivation for 2010. He’s clung to the bad memory of the Chargers being upset by the New York Jets in the playoffs, and specifically, his own part in the disappointment.

Midway through the preseason ... - Kevin Acee
The Chargers can run. Excluding the three carries inside the 5-yard line by Ryan Mathews and Philip Rivers and Legedu Naanee's eight-yard loss on an end around, the Chargers rushed 18 times for 76 yards while the first-team offensive line and the Cowboys' first-team defense was in. That's a 4.2-yard average, almost a full yard improvement over last year's regular-season average.

Chargers may use flexibility in final cuts - Kevin Acee
The Chargers’ decision makers maintain it is extremely early in the process of determining final roster spots, but they acknowledge some difficult decisions loom and flexibility could play into those calls.