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Rams' Aaron Donald is unanimous choice for AP NFL All-Pro Team - Associated Press
Nelson and Leonard are among four rookies on the squad, a first for the AP team. Seattle Seahawks punter Michael Dickson and Los Angeles Chargers safety Derwin James also made it.

Best bets for Ravens-Chargers - Warren Sharp & Preston Johnson
These teams met just two weeks ago, and they are intimately familiar with each other as a result. I totally understand the argument that the increased familiarity benefits the Chargers more, because Baltimore's current offense is so atypical. In that first meeting, however, the run-based Ravens already struggled rushing the ball. They posted just a 34 percent success rate on the ground and Jackson gained only 3.0 yards per carry with a 31 percent success rate. It will be difficult for the Chargers' run defense, even with more familiarity, to hold the Ravens' run offense to something worse than a 34 percent success rate.

Chargers' defense ready for a second helping of Lamar Jackson - Eric Williams
"It helps a lot because it's fresh," defensive end Isaac Rochell said. "You don't have to dig weeks back or game plan for a team you've never seen before. So it's good for us that we've seen them two weeks ago, and we just have to sharpen the game plan and get better, pick up on things that you didn't pick up on the first time."

NFL special teams rankings through Week 17 - Eric Eager
The Chargers finally settled on a good kicker in Michael Badgley, who missed only two kicks all year. In addition, Desmond King II added to his All-Pro status as a slot cornerback by averaging 13.8 yards per punt return and turning around their Sunday Night Football game in Pittsburgh.

How confident or not NFL fans were about their teams in the 2018 season - Joel Thorman
The Slow Start, Hot Finish Award
Remember when the Chargers were 1-2 to start the season? I had forgotten about that because of the way they finished. Their Week 11 dip in the graph below was a loss to the rival Broncos.

Top snubs of the AP's 2018 NFL All-Pro selections - Cam Mellor
Allen finished fourth among the league’s wide receivers who saw at least 60 targeted passes this season, hauling in a ridiculous 77.0% of his 126 targets. In fact, of the group of 23 receivers who had at least 100 passes thrown in their direction, only First-Team All-Pro Michael Thomas hauled in a higher catch rate.

The 2018 NFL All-Rookie Team - Cam Mellor
Our Defensive Rookie of the Year, James was beyond impressive as a ‘movable chess piece’ along the defense for the Chargers. He was dominant in coverage, against the run and perhaps finished one of the most awe-inspiring pass-rushing seasons from a rookie safety in history.

Stats to know for all 32 NFL teams after Week 17 - Nathan Jahnke
Melvin Gordon III averaged 0.23 missed tackles per carry this year, which was second-best best rate for running backs.

2018 NFL Offensive Line Rankings: All 32 teams' units after Week 17 - Michael Renner
The Chargers’ offensive line improvement has been vastly overblown. They still employ the lowest-graded guard and lowest tackle in pass protection this season. Left guard Dan Feeney has allowed eight sacks and eight more hits, while right tackle Sam Tevi has given up eight sacks and 12 hits.

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