Chargers barely recognizable at linebacker - Michael Gehlken (UT$)
Joshua Perry is the last remaining, healthy inside linebacker from the Chargers’ initial 53-man roster. Healthy, of course, is relative in Week 9. The rookie fourth-round pick was on the injury report last week with his own knee ailment. He should see some rotational work, but Emanuel and Toomer project to be busier on defense.
Our long, strange stadium trip isn't over - Kevin Acee (UT$)
Spanos knows the odds against attainting two-thirds. He has been upfront about needing to see what happens. He says 30-35 percent will tell him one thing while getting a majority would tell him another. The implication – supported by several surrogates who know him well, in addition to the swell of cooperation among business leaders and Faulconer – is that this effort can be the momentum for more effort.
Stadium vote in San Diego on Tuesday likely to provide more questions than answers - Sam Farmer
The NFL is nervous, trying to regain its equilibrium as TV numbers continue to slip. With the Raiders eyeing Las Vegas and the Chargers contemplating L.A., fresh off the Rams’ leaving St. Louis, the league could be dealing with the simultaneous raw wounds of three abandoned markets. That’s not good for business, especially at what is already a tenuous time.
Will a majority vote be enough to keep the Chargers in San Diego? - Brent Schrotenboer
On the other hand, if Measure C fails to reach two-thirds but at least gets a simple majority of more than 50%, a case could be made that the people have spoken: They want the team to stay, and they want a new stadium. They just can’t get it with a tax increase like this, at least not yet. Sometime in the next two years, the state Supreme Court could remove the two-thirds threshold for citizens' measures like this.
Best one-on-one matchups for NFL Week 9 - PFF Analysis Team
We’ve got another rookie-versus-rookie matchup in the Titans-Chargers game, with No. 8 overall pick Jack Conklin going up against No. 3 overall pick Joey Bosa, whose pass-rush productivity ranks second in the NFL to only Von Miller of the Broncos.