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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: November 1, 2013

Your daily dose of San Diego Chargers news & notes from around the web.

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Chargers' rookie class among NFL's best; Dolphins' gang lacking - Gil Brandt
And as for first-year pros helping Rivers, Fluker isn't the only one: Keenan Allen (third round, 76th overall) has 399 receiving yards, third-most among rookies. Allen has come on especially strong lately, leading all receivers with 107 yards in the Bolts' big Week 7 win over Indianapolis.

Bolts Defense Faces Onslaught of Weapons - Ricky Henne
On film they’ve seen the rust shaking off of phenom quarterback Robert Griffin III.  After feeling the effects of offseason knee surgery early on, RGIII is rounding into form.  The second-year passer has completed 158 of 268 passes (59.0%) for 1,878 yards, nine touchdowns and eight interceptions.  His 240 yards rushing is second on the team, and is averaging 5.6 yards per carry.  With a rocket arm and quick feet, Pagano knows neutralizing Griffin is one of the keys to victory.

Ball Security Crucial vs. Ball-Hawking Redskins - Ricky Henne
Ball security will be as important as ever this Sunday in Washington as the Chargers face a Redskins defense that thrives on forcing turnovers.  Not only that, once they get their hands on the ball they know how to score.  The Redskins defense has a league high five defensive touchdowns, including an NFL high four pick-sixes.

NFL Game Riffs: Week 9 - Mike Tanier
A loss is a loss is a loss, and the Redskins have many ways of generating them that involve neither Griffin nor Garcon: pass protection, pass defense, kick coverage and so on. But yes, passing is a problem, despite Andrews' wizardry on Griffin's appendages. Perhaps, when it comes to the 2013 Redskins, there is no there there.

Dumb and Dumber, NFL Edition - Brian Burke
When pondering end-of-game strategy, coaches should remember that their opponents are totally irrational.