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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: October 13, 2015

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Antonio Gates Joins Rare Company in Loss - Hayley Elwood
"I think (his play) just speaks for itself," wide receiver Keenan Allen said.  "He went out there and made plays just like he has always done.  It’s Gates, you always know he is going to show up and do his thing."

Chargers OL flux; Lambo delivered - Tom Krasovic (UT$)
San Diego’s most stable blocker continues to be tackle Barksdale. He succeeded as a pass blocker and also made a fine block several yards downfield, assisting receiver Keenan Allen.

For Chargers, close loss is a waste - Kevin Acee (UT$)
To end a game the Chargers seemed they might emerge from limping but smiling, Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell was relentless enough to push just across the goal line as time ran out. The play was close enough to be reviewed. Bell’s touchdown was confirmed, as was the fact the Chargers just aren’t good enough.

Chargers' defense melts down in heartbreaking loss to Steelers - Eric Williams
The offensive line continues to deal with a rash of injuries. Starting left tackle King Dunlap (concussion) and left guard Orlando Franklin (ankle) did not play. Dunlap’s replacement, Chris Hairston, had to leave the game due to an ankle injury. The Chargers adjusted by moving right tackle Joe Barksdale to left tackle, moving left guard Kenny Wiggins to right tackle, and bringing in Chris Watt to play left guard. However, Watt suffered a head injury and had to leave the game. Watt was replaced at left guard by J.D. Walton.

Ultimate Standings: Chargers owner, stadium worst in NFL - Eric Williams
It should be no surprise that the Chargers fell 15 spots in this year's standings. They missed the playoffs for the fourth time in the past five seasons, produced just one Pro Bowler (safety Eric Weddle) and were shut out in an embarrassing 37-0 loss to the Dolphins, their worst defeat since 1996. Oh, and fans never like to hear that their team could be bolting town -- especially when the next stop is a despised city just two hours north.

NFL blames clock operator, side judge for time error in Steelers-Chargers game - Kevin Seifert
The incident occurred after a touchback as the Steelers gained possession for their game-winning drive late in the fourth quarter. By NFL rule, the clock should not have started because the receiving team possessed the ball in the end zone without taking it onto the field of play.