Chargers may be the worst team in NFL history at returning punts - Michael David Smith
That’s not just the worst in the NFL this year; it’s on pace for the worst in NFL history. The 1965 St. Louis Cardinals have the NFL record for fewest punt return yards in a season, with 27. The Chargers are on pace for two punt return yards this season, which would obliterate the Cardinals’ record.
Chargers are averaging 4.5 inches per punt return this season - Ryan Wilson
To be fair, injuries have ravaged this team, but injuries are a fact of life in the NFL, particularly as the season progresses. One area where the Chargers could stand a massive upgrade: the punt return game, where Jacoby Jones and Keenan Allen have managed a whopping one return yard in two months of football. ONE YARD.
Count 'em up: Dozen Chargers injured in 6th loss - Michael Gehlken (UT$)
The Chargers were bruised up in a 29-26 loss to the Ravens. They also may have been buried, as Justin Tucker converted a 39-yard field goal while time expired. Exhale. Inhale. Little oxygen seems left. San Diego is 2-6, the franchise’s worst first half to a season since it started 1-7 in 2003.
Chargers let another one slip away in road loss to Ravens - Eric Williams
Second-year corner Jason Verrett followed Steve Smith most of the game. Although he gave up a 46-yard completion to Smith, Verrett played solid overall, finishing with seven combined tackles and three pass breakups.
Melvin Ingram up, Jacoby Jones down in Chargers' loss - Eric Williams
He didn’t put up gaudy numbers, but Rivers was efficient. Rivers finished 28-of-37 for 301 yards and three touchdown passes. Rivers completed passes to eight receivers and threw for more than 300 yards for the fifth game in a row.