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How the Chargers will use WR Stevie Johnson - Eric Williams
And that means if Johnson can stay healthy, he will receive plenty of targets this year. Even though he turns 30 next month, Johnson has shown he can still create separation in the middle of the field on third down and in the red zone.

1963 Chargers watch, wait for next title - Michael Gehlken (UT$)
"It was a very talented team," Mix said in a phone interview early this year. "Everyone played the best game they had ever played, and what was freakish about that is that it somewhat destroys myths about sports teams having to be totally focused on a game. That was a week of complete disruption."

Charger fans should feel good about upcoming season - Matt Pagels
The only thing I’m going to say about the offensive line is that they’re healthy going into training camp. That’s all that matters. Well, that and the addition of center Matt Slauson/Max Tuerk. Mark my words, aside from staying healthy, good play from the center position will impact the entire line in a positive way.

Chargers' Darius Philon: Poised for an increased role in 2016 - RotoWire Staff
He was appropriately deemed a very raw prospect, but after just one campaign in the pros, Philon has seemed to have worked himself into San Diego's rotation on the defensive line. Even with the addition of first-rounder Joey Bosa, Philon appears set to see an uptick in snaps during the upcoming 2016 season.

Chargers 2016 stat projections: Philip Rivers - Travis Wakeman
In 2013, Rivers put the ball in the air a career-high 661 times. That was 91 more pass attempts than he had the year before and 117 more than he did in 2013. While Rivers is the type of quarterback who wouldn’t mind a pass being called on every play, 661 pass attempts is just too many. This was a direct result of a futile rushing attack.