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Chargers tied for least-watched game in L.A. Week 4 - Will Hernandez
With the team struggling to pick up its first victory, there’s no question football fans in L.A. would rather see another team like the Rams or the Raiders, who have been competitive and exciting to watch.

Chargers waive Younghoe Koo, replace him with Nick Novak - Eric Williams
"Nick's been a very accurate kicker in this league for a long time," coach Anthony Lynn said Thursday. "He's been here before. We're familiar with him, and he has experience in big games. As you know, every game we've played has been a close game, and every point matters.

West Notes: Seahawks, Reddick, Chiefs - Sam Robinson
Linebacker Josh Keyes visited both the Chargers and Colts this week, Balzer tweets. These are the first known workouts for Keyes since the Falcons cut him prior to the season.

Chargers Sign K Nick Novak - Zach Links
In 2016, Novak nailed 85.4% of his attempts last season, a tick above his career average. He was the Chargers’ full-time kicker from 2011 to 2014, making 101 of his 117 field goal attempts (86.3%) during his time in San Diego, including 11 of 17 from 50+ yards.

Unwelcome in L.A., Chargers hit the road in search of first win - Eric Williams
"I think any time you go on the road and you play in a hostile environment it can galvanize a team and make them feel like their backs are against the wall," Lynn said. "As a player I was kind of was like that, so that's kind of my mindset. And I think a lot of our players are wired that way."

Report: Rams will air on L.A.’s KCBS instead of Chargers Sunday - Will Hernandez
This Sunday’s game against the Giants will air on L.A.’s KCAL 9 (channel 9) station instead of KCBS (channel 2) to avoid the risk of an overlap with the Rams’ afternoon game against the Seahawks, according to the Los Angeles Times’ Sam Farmer.

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