Over .500 ... and in trouble - Aaron Schatz (Insider)
Three weeks ago, the FO playoff odds simulation had San Diego going to the postseason 77 percent of the time ... but that's why we deal in probabilities and not certainties. The Chargers have lost three straight games and looked dismal in every phase of the game when the Dolphins routed them 37-0 last Sunday. Philip Rivers was lousy in that game, with a 19.8 QBR, but he wasn't really the problem in the first two losses. No, a bigger issue is the defense.
Can Chargers Rebound From Losing Streak? - Dave Thomas
With the Chargers (5-4) currently in the midst of a three-game slump, here is a look at the remaining seven games and who is likely to be favored going into each of them:
Rested San Diego Chargers Return From Bye Week - Michael Gehlken (UT$)
"I think normally, if it was a non-divisional game, you might view it a little bit differently," Johnson said. "But this is the Raiders. We know how talented they are. We know how hard they play. If you take them for granted, if you look at them just for the record, you're a fool."
Chargers, Mathews May Need Time To Gel - Tom Krasovic (UT$)
"He’ll get plenty of snaps in practice when he’s back out there. You get back into a rhythm. Once he gets that first snap, he’ll be ready to go. "It’s not a concern to me one bit," McCoy said. "I have all the confidence in the world in Ryan and the success he’ll have when he comes back."
Mike McCoy on Leadership - Chargers.com Video
Head Coach Mike McCoy describes what type of leadership the Chargers have in their locker room.