Quarterback Postseason Drive Stats - Scott Kacsmar
Many great offenses have crashed and burned on the game's biggest stage, the Super Bowl, and often it happened against a great defense. The Parcells/Belichick Giants held back the K-Gun Buffalo Bills. The 2002 Oakland air show imploded against a legendary Tampa Bay defense. The most recent Super Bowl blowout featured the 2013 Seahawks shutting down the high-flying Broncos. No one would confuse this year's Carolina offense with what the Broncos had two years ago, but a 24-10 loss sure looks better on the surface than a 43-8 thrashing, right?
At least Mission Valley has half a chance - Kevin Acee (UT$)
Certainly, the principal players employed by the team and the city have their information and ideas. But Maas is the man Dean Spanos has said will lead the Chargers to the stadium summit, and the Chargers’ newly appointed Sherpa is still finding his way.
Chargers position outlook 2016: Wide receiver - Eric Williams
According to ESPN Stats & Information, the Chargers had 23 drops in 2015, No. 19 in the NFL. San Diego had just 15 drops in 2014, tied for No. 3 in the league. ... Johnson developed a nice rapport with Philip Rivers early in the year, but had trouble staying healthy. Johnson missed six games due to hamstring and groin injuries. He finished with 45 receptions for 497 yards and three touchdowns. Johnson should be a force in the passing game next season with a little better luck on the injury front.
Mike Mayock's 2016 NFL Draft position rankings - Mike Mayock
Interior defensive line
1. DeForest Buckner, Oregon
2. Robert Nkemdiche, Ole Miss
3. Sheldon Rankins, Louisville
4. Jarran Reed, Alabama
5. A'Shawn Robinson, Alabama
Patriots Played 3rd Youngest Offensive Line in 2015, Jets Played Oldest - Rich Hill
Only the hapless Titans and Rams featured a younger line than the Patriots, which means that New England is in a good position for the future if the player development takes place as expected. That's why the return of offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia is so important- he has a green thumb when it comes to growing prospects.
Everything you have ever wanted to know about NFL franchise tags - Kevin Seifert
We've laughed. We've cried. We've argued. And now it's time to end the comedown from Super Bowl 50. The NFL will turn its full attention this week to 2016 roster building, after all, so we might as well go along with it.