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Bolts lose even when they win - Nick Canepa (UT$)
The Chargers aren’t finished. But they aren’t as good today as they were yesterday. They aren’t as good as they were last week. They aren’t as good as they were during the exhibition season, when backup tailback Branden Oliver was carted off with a ruptured Achilles. Or in training camp, when they lost slot receiver Stevie Johnson, who would have been carted off with a season-ending knee injury had he not been so close to the training room.

Chargers can defend Sunday's performance - Kevin Acee (UT$)
“It showed the potential of this defense and this team,” cornerback Casey Hayward said. “Kansas City has a good team, and we had them on the ropes. We had to show we could finish a team off. If we can finish those games, we have a chance to be a playoff team and a potential Super Bowl team. But first we have to finish.”

JAX-SD Grades: Chargers Secondary Stifles Talented Jaguars Offense - Michael Mountford
When people see four passing touchdowns, they will presume Philip Rivers was the sole source of the Chargers’ offensive production. However, most of his passes traveled under 10 yards in the air, as Rivers only attempted seven passes over 10 yards, completing four such throws for 63 yards. The success of the Chargers’ offense came as the Jaguars where unable to cover short crossing routes, with the San Diego WRs able to turn the corner and gain extra yardage after the catch.

Top fantasy takeaways from Week 2's action - Jeff Ratcliffe
In the wake of Keenan Allen’s season-ending injury, Travis Benjamin exploded for 115 yards and two scores on six catches. Interestingly, he posted the exact same stat line in Week 2 of last season. Benjamin led the Chargers receivers in targets with six, and ranked third among wide receivers for the week with 0.88 fantasy points per opportunity. Tyrell Williams also got into the action with a catch-and-run touchdown, but Benjamin was clearly Philip Rivers’ top target. He’s a back-end WR2 with upside going forward.

Chargers CB Casey Hayward shows playmaking ability vs. Jaguars - Eric Williams
“That’s what we’ve been talking about all week,” Hayward said. “We come home, and we needed to have turnovers to keep the crowd in the game and get the ball back to the offense. And I think we did that today.”