30 PFF stats to know for NFL Week 9 - Nathan Jahnke
One of the best free-agent additions this offseason has been Casey Hayward, who has played at a high level in San Diego. One thing Hayward wasn’t great at in his last three years in Green Bay was getting interceptions, with just three over that three-year span. This year, he’s already topped that mark in just half a season. This week he faces Marcus Mariota, who had a slow start to the season, but has 10 touchdowns to just one interception over their last four games. Hayward might have a tough time getting that fifth interception, given how well Mariota has played recently.
Philip Rivers Names All Eight of His Kids' Halloween Costumes - Chargers.com (video)
On a conference call with Tennessee media, quarterback Philip Rivers names all of his kids' Halloween costumes this year.
Mort & Schefter's Week 9 notebook - Adam Schefter & Chris Mortensen
Mariota seemingly made sense for the Chargers -- he was rated as their top quarterback prospect of the 2015 class. Rivers was the face of the franchise, but Mariota would have provided a fresh face.
Chargers DE Joey Bosa earns NFL defensive rookie of the month - Eric Williams
"He’s very disruptive, a very good player with a high motor," said Tennessee coach Mike Mularkey, who had Bosa in for a pre-draft visit. The Titans had the No. 1 overall selection before trading it to the Rams, who selected quarterback Jared Goff. "[Bosa]'s a great athlete for the size, and just is very good with techniques. He’s relentless, and the way he played in college -- it’s showing up now. The more he gets comfortable in the system, I just think he’s getting better and better each week."
Marcus Mariota, who wowed Chargers in draft process, happy with Titans - Eric Williams
"He’s a very talented player and a great leader who really loves to play the game," McCoy said about Mariota. "After studying those type of players when you look at quarterbacks, that’s the type of guy you want to lead your organization."
"Me being there for two years, I kind of know the ins and outs of that system," McCluster said. "When I signed with the Chargers I circled this game on my calendar, because I know it’s an opportunity to reunite with those guys and play with a chip on my shoulder.