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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: October 31, 2012

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ReFo: Chargers @ Browns, Week 8 - Khaled Elsayed
Rivers could have quite easily walked away with two interceptions in the second quarter as he forced balls into double coverage, only Usama Young was unable to make a play. When he wasn’t forcing balls he was under throwing them, and by the end of the day I was left wondering which quarterback out there looked like a rookie.

Had a Bad Day Team, Week 8 - Khaled Elsayed
Tight End: Antonio Gates, SD (-4.1): In tough conditions offered little as a receiver (including dropping a tough but catchable ball). But it was his run blocking that really disappointing. He was slow out of his stance and couldn’t sustain anything.

‘NFL Films Presents’: Antonio Garay - Nick Mascolo
Antonio Garay is difficult to ignore. He’s 330 pounds, carves and colors his hair before every Chargers game, and drives a Hello Kitty Smart car. As the producer responsible for editing San Diego’s team highlight each season, I needed to know more about what makes this man tick.

Any Given Sunday: Browns Over Chargers - Rivers McCown
If you were tasked with creating a bleak portrait of the future of the A.J. Smith Chargers, this game was the epitome of everything you could have hoped to find. Talented feature back Ryan Mathews, of the well-documented fumble problems, fumbled again. Antonio Gates had problems separating. Free-agent acquisition Robert Meachem had a crucial drop that took seven points off the board. Left tackle Jared Gaither made it back in the lineup and Philip Rivers was still forced to spend a lot of time on the move in the pocket. Despite allowing only seven points, the Chargers defense got gashed in the run game.

PFF Mid-Season All-Pro Team - PFF Analysis Team
Aubrayo Franklin isn’t playing as he did in San Francisco, but his work down the road in San Diego should be garnering more attention. He’s playing well at a position that isn’t stocked as it once was.

NFL: Week 8 knee-jerk reactions - staff
Until further notice, this team is an official mess. Nothing is going well after it blew two big leads and then followed up with a stinker at Cleveland.

Punter a bright spot for Chargers - Bill Williamson
The Chargers lost their third straight game, 7-6 at Cleveland on Sunday. But Scrifres’ punting added two percent to the Chargers’ chances of winning the game. Scrifres averaged 46.5 yards on six punts and had just two punts returned against him for a total of 7 yards.