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Los Angeles Chargers Daily Links: Austin Ekeler dominated in week 1 victory

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NFL Week 1 PFF ReFocused: Los Angeles Chargers 30, Indianapolis Colts 24 - PFF Analysis Team
Trent Scott struggled mightily at left tackle in Russell Okung‘s absence, as did the Chargers’ offensive line as a unit. They did a poor job of passing off stunts, and Dan Feeney failed to show much improvement from his poor 2018 season.

No Melvin Gordon? No problem as Chargers hold off Colts - Eric D. Williams
Ekeler finished with 154 yards from scrimmage, including 55-yard catch-and-run for a touchdown, a 1-yard reception for a score and the game-winner, a 7-yard plunge up the middle on the first possession of extra time. He had a career-high 96 receiving yards on six catches and gained 108 yards after the catch, a number Gordon has eclipsed only once in his career (118), according to ESPN Stats & Information research. Backup running back Justin Jackson also was productive, totaling 57 rushing yards.

Instant analysis of Los Angeles Chargers’ overtime victory over Colts - Gavino Borquez
Ekeler’s second touchdown was a designed screen play. Ekeler had a nice block from guard Michael Schofield and then it was the former Western Colorado product from that point on, showing his speed and contact balance to find the end zone.

Five reasons the Chargers will retain defensive end Joey Bosa - Tyler Schoon (slide show)
It’s a misinformed opinion to believe the Chargers don’t pay their players or are cheap, as they have both demonstrated a history of rewarding their own under Tom Telesco and are one of the heavier spending teams in the NFL. They rarely make splash signings, but it’s because they are regularly allocating cap space to players already on the team. Is Bosa the next to get paid by Telesco?

Chargers: What went right, what went wrong in home opener - Tyler Schoon (slide show)
A win is great, and there were a number of positives, but there were also a few big issues on Sunday. Though it’s fun to celebrate a win, this article will also talk about some of the things that went wrong in Los Angeles. After all, when fans are preparing for the worst in overtime, something must have been off the four quarters prior.

Melvin Gordon Tweets at Austin Ekeler During Chargers vs. Colts amid Holdout - Rob Goldberg
This isn't a good thing for Gordon, who is holding out for a new contract with free agency looming at the end of the season. Ian Rapoport of reported the running back isn't expected back until at least Week 6.

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