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Serious Business: 11/8 San Diego Chargers Links


Chargers' GM partially to blame for Rivers' funk - Michael Silver
The challenge was daunting: Defeat the best team in football, a green-and-gold-clad crew of talented, undefeated, still-hungry champions led by a nearly unstoppable quarterback. Not unpredictably, Philip Rivers(notes) failed.

San Diego Chargers: Moving on - Bill Williamson
Receiver Vincent Jackson and tight end Antonio Gates came on strong Sunday. Jackson had been especially struggling with only 10 catches in the past four games. Sunday Jackson had seven receptions for 141 yards and also had three touchdown catches. Gates had eight catches for 96 yards and a touchdown. These weapons will help Rivers get out of his funk.

Chargers "jog" through Monday/Wednesday practice - Kevin Acee
Quickly moving on from Sunday's loss to the Green Bay Packers, the Chargers conducted a version of their usual Wednesday practice on Monday in what head coach Norv Turner called a "jog-type teaching pace."

Scouting report: Oakland Raiders - Chris Jenkins
First off, with all their other troubles, the Raiders shouldn’t feel especially bad about having lost to Tim Tebow. The Chargers came within one completed pass of losing to him, too, and Tebow only had one half to try to beat San Diego.

Spanos liked part of what he saw Sunday - Kevin Acee
"I’ve never seen a team play as hard for themselves and their head coach," team president Dean Spanos said Sunday after the Chargers cut a 21-point deficit with 10½ minutes to play to one touchdown. "There is no quit in this team."

Rivers slide unprecedented - Kevin Acee
In fact, by some measures, Rivers' rapid statistical fall-off is shaping up as the worst in history.