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A Bittersweet Antonio Gates Opens Up About Historic Accomplishment - Ricky Henne
“It’s finally come to an end,” he said after the game. “Six weeks hearing about when I’m going to break the record. Still, being able to give our team a chance to win, it was a bittersweet moment. Obviously, we scored and we were able to move forward in the game, but you still want to get a win (with) the whole accomplishment. At the end of the day, my teammates embraced me. I just haven’t quite wrapped my head around it all; it happened so fast.”

LaDainian Tomlinson on Antonio Gates' Early Years in the NFL - (video)
NFL Network's LaDainian Tomlinson talk about Los Angeles Chargers tight end Antonio Gates' early years in the NFL.

Chargers coach Anthony Lynn ponders competition for kicker Younghoe Koo - Eric Williams
"He didn't kick well today," Lynn said. "He missed two field goals. Last week it wasn't his issue. I thought he kicked fine last week, even though he got a kick blocked. But he didn't kick well today, so we'll see. We'll see how he responds."

Chargers games are actually loud! There's just one problem - Arash Markazi
"I thought there was great energy in the stadium," Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers said after the game. "Obviously the loudest roar came at the end after the missed field goal. That's where you really got to see how many Dolphins fans there were. I heard the roar before I saw the official's signal. I wasn't sure which roar it was."

Chargers should turn to no-huddle to jump-start offense - Eric Williams
“I felt like we needed to change the tempo,” Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said about going no-huddle. “I’ve done it before against that team. I played in that division [AFC East] for a long time. That’s a good way to get those guys tired and to slow down the pass rush.”

Instant Analysis: Chargers’ 19-17 loss spoils Antonio Gates’ historic day - Will Hernandez
While most of the blame for the loss will be pointed to Koo’s kick, the Bolts were leading for a majority of the game and had chances to put it away before the fourth quarter even began.

3 takeaways from Chargers’ 19-17 loss to Dolphins - Will Hernandez
As a former running back, rookie coach Anthony Lynn has often repeated he wants the Chargers offense to be predicated on the run. Through two games though, the running game has been stymied.

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