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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: Can the defense slow down Drew Brees and the Saints?

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New Chargers captain helps raise $120K - Michael Gehlken (UT$)
"One thing I can say say, while my dad wasn’t alive, my mama, she did her best," Ingram said. "It was always a blessing to be alive. As long as we had something to eat, we didn’t really rely on toys. As long as we had clothes and food, that’s all we really cared about. My mom did everything she was supposed to. …

Brees excited to return, play 'meaningful' game at Q - Kevin Acee (UT$)
"I’m trying to make this just like any other game," he said before chuckling. "It’s hard to do that, obviously, because it’s meaningful. But here we are on a short week, trying to get all my preparation in, trying to get all the emotion out before game day. When we step on the field, it’s all about business and doing whatever we can to win. But I’ve got a lot of great memories from my time as a Charger, and it’s a meaningful game."

30 PFF stats to know for NFL Week 4 - Nathan Jahnke
Benjamin has caught 17 of 20 passes thrown his way for 229 yards and two touchdowns, with no interceptions when he’s been targeted. With Keenan Allen, Antonio Gates, and Danny Woodhead injured, Benjamin is now arguably the best target Rivers has in the passing game. The Saints have earned the second-lowest coverage grade as a team, so this could be an opportunity for Benjamin to have a big day.

Philip Rivers says Drew Brees provided his QB blueprint for NFL - Eric Williams
"That was a great quarterback room," Brees said. "We all had a ton of fun. And we all had very similar traits. We loved football. We loved to compete and we loved to have fun with what we were doing."

Chargers DC John Pagano calls Saints offense 'explosive' - Eric Williams
"The one thing you see with this unit is explosion -- explosive plays. They’re efficient with how Drew runs the offense. They do a great job of attacking down the field and really taking what the coverage gives you. Teams make them earn it, but also at the end of the day, you have to go compete because he sees it."