32 PFF stats to know for NFL Week 15 - Nathan Jahnke
Hayward has been excellent all season, but has stepped up his game, especially recently. Last week, he was thrown at twice, and batted both passes. He also has an interception in four of his last six games. The only touchdown he allowed all season was in Week 5 against the Raiders, so this week, he will look to redeem that one red mark on an otherwise great résumé.
Ranking the NFL's best potential head-coaching vacancies - Bill Barnwell (insider)
While this year's 5-8 Chargers already have improved on last year's 4-12 record, this team is just 1-5 in games decided by one score or less. Things have to break for them eventually, and a change at head coach to somebody who manages late-game situations more aggressively than Mike McCoy likely will help.
Raiders' Donald Penn sees underdog Chargers as 'scary' opponent - Paul Gutierrez
"I mean, they play hard," Penn allowed. "They're a good defense. They don't get talked about enough but they've got a lot of good guys. [DE Joey] Bosa's really come along this year. He's turned into a great player. Melvin Ingram, he's been a good player.
The Right Combination vs. the Raiders Through the Years - Joe Gigliotti
One of Philip Rivers’ best games vs. the Raiders came on New Year’s Day in what ended in a 38-26 Chargers victory. Number 17 finished with 310 yards through the air and three touchdowns. His top targets were Malcom Floyd and Antonio Gates, who both topped the century mark in receiving yards and found pay dirt in the victory.
Bolts Mourn Passing of Chargers Hall of Famer Chuck Allen - Ricky Henne
"He really kind of set the tone as a middle linebacker in the early years of the Chargers," added Former Steelers Head Coach Chuck Noll, who was a defensive coach with the Chargers in the early 1960s. "Chuck didn’t make any mistakes, and he had that kind of quiet leadership that you like."