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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: December 24, 2015

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

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Chargers, minus Gordon, turn to vets - Tom Krasovic (UT$)
Veteran running back Donald Brown also aided a San Diego offense that had scored no touchdowns in three of the previous four games. Brown, getting more chances after a knee injury sidelined Gordon, hit Miami for 90 rushing yards on a 7.5-yard average.

What Does it Mean to Play on Christmas Eve? - Hayley Elwood
“I’m just so thankful for my health, for my family, to be a part of this organization and just to play on Thursday Night Football,” Donald Brown said.  “That’s a lot of people’s dreams, but so few's realities.”

Patience pays off for Chargers RB Donald Brown - Eric Williams
“He’s a good football player,” said good friend Danny Woodhead as he walked by Brown in the locker room during an interview, coaxing a smile out of San Diego’s new every-down running back.

My brother's keeper: Attaochu family deepens enduring bond in San Diego - Eric Williams
“I pray for him before every game,” Samuel Attaochu said. “Sometimes with just the stress of the entire league and everything, I see it. Sometimes we don’t even talk. I just know when he needs to be alone because it’s a really stressful game.

Chargers WR Keenan Allen a future Pro Bowler? - Eric Williams
Along with Allen, cornerback Jason Verrett, edge rusher Melvin Ingram and linebacker Denzel Perryman belong in the conversation. The Pro Bowl is a popularity contest that rewards members of winning teams, so the Chargers will have to perform much better on the field to earn a trip to Hawaii next year.