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Where's the Chargers defense we were promised? - Kevin Acee
We were sold on the Chargers new defensive coordinator as an attack-minded general. Man, when the Chargers were up, he was going to put his foot on the opponents’ throat. When they were behind, he wouldn’t back down.

Chargers moving on to the next big game - Kevin Acee
"It’s a division game," Philip Rivers said emphatically. "The six division games are bigger than any of the other 10."

Jaws see reasons for Rivers' struggles - Kevin Acee
"I think we’ve raised the bar -- or Philip has raised the bar -- so high in his performance that when we see it drop a little bit, we almost panic," Jaworski said. "I mean, he has been so good for such an extended period of time, When you see some of the things happening, there is some concern."

Anti-Turner sentiment high, but fans should cut Chargers coach some slack - Nick Canepa
Never during my life of living in a supposed carefree city have I seen anything to approach the virulent thoughts, the slings and the arrows aimed at the Chargers’ head coach. This is terribly nasty. And the Oct. 23 loss to the Jets seemed to be the coup de grace for the Norv Hate Club, because the growing membership now is burning down the barns.

Playing keep-away from KC’s corners - Christopher Smith
Philip Rivers and the Chargers face a Kansas City secondary that intercepted six Oakland passes last week and have gotten back into the AFC West competition with a much-improved turnover margin. San Diego will try to reverse that trend Monday.

Hali a good challenge for O-line - Christopher Smith
The Chiefs don’t have many sacks as a team, but that’s offset by outside linebacker Tamba Hali, a premier pass rusher with 2.5 sacks in his last three games against San Diego.

Preview: Chargers at Chiefs - Christopher Smith
San Diego (4-2) and Kansas City (3-3) kick off at 5:30 p.m. PDT Monday at Arrowhead Stadium with a share of first place in the AFC West on the line.

Week 8 Matchups: Nothing Left to Count On - Mike Tanier
Rivers should come around, and if he does not, we have at least grown accustomed to ugly Monday night games. Pick: Chargers.

The red zone efficiency myth - Aaron Schatz (Insider)
But what if there is no such thing as a team that is better or worse in the red zone? A couple of years ago, we did research that showed that playing better in the red zone compared to performance in other areas of the field isn't a consistent trait from year to year.