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Serious Business: 10/12 San Diego Chargers Links

DENVER, CO:  Ryan Mathews #24 of the San Diego Chargers rushes for a 15 yard first down as he is tackled by Elvis Dumervil #92 of the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO: Ryan Mathews #24 of the San Diego Chargers rushes for a 15 yard first down as he is tackled by Elvis Dumervil #92 of the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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AFC West Stock Watch - Bill Williamson
San Diego has no problem moving the ball -- until the Chargers hit their opponent’s 20-yard line. The Chargers have turned the ball over or had to settle for field goals in the red zone all season. They were 1-for-5 in the red zone in Week 5. The wasted scoring opportunities are going to hurt this team now that the schedule toughens unless the Chargers figure out their red-zone woes.

NFL Power Rankings: AFC West style - Bill Williamson
The Chargers don’t impress many people, but 4-1 is pretty impressive, isn’t it?

RBs come out OK - Christopher Smith
Jacob Hester was the lone remaining ball-carrier at the end of Sunday’s 29-24 win at Denver, but Head Coach Norv Turner believes Ryan Mathews and Mike Tolbert will be available Week 7 against the Jets.

Chargers regroup after good start - Christopher Smith
San Diego (4-1) believes it must improve in certain areas to keep winning, but Head Coach Norv Turner is proud of his team’s identity through Week 5.

Busy schedule after bye - Kevin Acee
The Chargers will go 13 days between games and then another eight days before the game after that. But then they will play three games in 11 days.

Week 5 Quick Reads - Vince Verhei
Here's the real reason the Broncos almost won: Rivers started the fourth quarter 2-for-5 for 13 yards (no first downs), plus two sacks and a lost fumble. He did pick up 38 yards on third-and-10 to finish his day, but it was the defense as much as the QB switch that got the Broncos back in the game.