Bolts Drop Season Opener to Cardinals - Ricky Henne
With 2:25 left in the game, the Chargers took over on their 20. Rivers found Allen for a gain of 12 with quick catch-and-run to start the drive. Rivers found Gates for a gain of eight to take it down to the two minute warning. An incomplete pass on second down brought up a 3rd-and-2 but Rivers' pass was incomplete to Keenan Allen. With 1:53 left in the game, McCoy and the Bolts went for it on fourth down but Allen dropped Rivers' pass.
We only condemn domestic violence when we see it. - Matt Calkins (paywall)
However, it wasn’t until visual evidence emerged of Rice clocking Palmer with his left hand — thus sending her head-first into the elevator hand rail — that the running back went from offender to monster in the public eye. Sorry, but when it comes to the severity of domestic violence, we shouldn’t have to see it to believe it.
Late scores lead Cardinals over Chargers - Michael Gehlken (paywall)
A strong debut from the second-round outside linebacker was spoiled Monday. His first NFL sack helped give San Diego a 17-6 lead entering the fourth quarter. The Cardinals then rattled off 12 unanswered to saddle the visitors with a familiar 18-17 loss.
Rapid Reaction: San Diego Chargers - Eric Williams
The Chargers start the team’s 2014 campaign on a sour note by giving up a double-digit, second-half lead on the road in a winnable game against one of the powers of the NFC West. At 0-1, the Chargers fall a game back in the AFC West Division standings behind Denver, 31-24 winners over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday night.
Eddie Royal has been absolutely terrible all night.— Richard Wade (@RichardWade) September 9, 2014