Chargers O-line in shambles, but Rivers OK - Michael Gehlken (UT$)
Left guard Orlando Franklin was carted off the sideline in the second quarter with a right ankle injury. X-rays showed there to be no fracture, sources said, and he will undergo an MRI on Monday morning to evaluate the severity further.
Chargers need to get the stink out fast - Kevin Acee (UT$)
“In a game like this, you ask what we can gain from it – any positives?” he said. “Not a ton. I think your fight. I think collectively we fought to the end. We have a long way to go; a long way. We’ve been 1-2 before and won double digits. I’m making no predictions, but there is a lot of football left.”
Bolts Can't Find Offensive Rhythm in Loss - Hayley Elwood
The Chargers’ offense failed to achieve any sort of rhythm during the game as injuries forced constant shuffling of the team’s offensive line. Three starters up front did not finish the game. While the line may not be the direct reason for the loss according to quarterback Philip Rivers, the changes made up front didn’t help the team on the day.
Keenan Allen rebounds with strong outing against Vikings - Eric Williams
Steve Williams: The third-year pro corralled his first career interception in the first quarter on a deep pass in the end zone intended for Minnesota Vikings receiver Charles Johnson.
Offensive line injuries hurt as Vikings crush Chargers - Eric Williams
Franklin suffered an ankle injury in the second quarter and did not return. Watt also left the game in the first quarter with a groin injury he's had. Trevor Robinson took over for Watt at center. Franklin was replaced at left guard by Hairston, who also had to leave the game with an injury. Hairston was replaced by San Diego’s only other healthy lineman available for the game, Kenny Wiggins.