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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: October 22, 2014

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

Stephen Dunn

Week 7 Quick Reads - Vincent Verhei
The KC-SD game was truly a contrast in styles. We already talked about Alex Smith's tendency to throw short passes. Meanwhile, Rivers focused on the deep ball, with an average pass attempt traveling 15.1 yards beyond the line of scrimmage, most of any starter this week. On ten deep passes, he went 3-of-9 for 78 yards and an interception, plus a 22-yard DPI.

The NFL Trading Deadline: Who Is the Next Percy Harvin? - Bill Barnwell
The Chargers had their top two running backs get hurt, which opened up an opportunity for Brown, but he averaged an abysmal 2.1 yards per carry before suffering a concussion, which opened up the door for Branden Oliver to take over as San Diego’s primary back. Brown is still struggling to overcome his concussion, so a trade would be unlikely, but even when he comes back, he would be a third option behind Oliver and Ryan Mathews.

Survey shows NFL's interest in L.A. - Kevin Acee (UT$)
The e-mail introducing the survey contained a link to a questionnaire and says it is "a market feasibility study to determine the potential support for an NFL team in the Los Angeles area."

Manning: "Our Defense Knows They Have a Challenge" - Ricky Henne
"Philip is a great player and he’s having a great year," Manning said.  "Obviously playing some of the same teams this year, you see the Chargers offense well.  He’s making a lot of plays on his own and excellent throws.  Our defense knows they have a challenge going against their offense."

10/21 BTB: Jarret Johnson, Series Spotlight & More - Chargers.com Video
Linebacker Jarret Johnson turns the page on Kansas City and looks at the Bolts' Thursday night matchup against the Broncos.