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Chargers Daily Links: Take a look at the Chargers and Sofi Stadium in Madden 21

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Los Angeles Chargers football team practice at the Hammett Sports Complex in Costa Mesa on Monday August 17, 2020.

For you Madden fans out there that haven’t gotten the chance to get early access to the latest edition, I thought it’d be nice to give you all an easy look at the Chargers in action in a simulated game against the Washington Football Team.

The Bolts are rocking their home powder blues in this one but decided to go with the alternate gold pants to really make the whole ensemble pop.

Even in a virtual world, the team’s new SoFi Stadium is as majestic as you’d expect. The Oculus board is still a marvel to behold, as well.

Probably the biggest thing that makes things unrealistic — besides the whole video game thing — is that the stands are filled with fans. I mean, of course they are. I wouldn’t expect Madden to make them empty just because it’s a simulation, but it’s still odd to see given everything that’s happening now.

In the end, it’s probably a really nice escape from the reality of quiet and empty stadiums.

I won’t give the whole thing away, but it’s the Chargers defense that scores the first touchdown in this one. Oh, and of course it’s a pick six by a member of this elite secondary. I know it’s not real football, but it was surprisingly enjoyable to watch, so give it a shot if you’ve got some time to kill.

Now here are today’s links.

Chargers News:

Hayley Elwood posted her latest training camp notebook (

Jason Reed reviews the Chargers- running back group (Bolt Beat)

Gavino Borquez reports on rookie Justin Herbert trying to find his voice as a leader (Chargers Wire)

Chris Hayre is joined by Senior Bowl executive director Jim Nagy to discuss the four rookies who all played at this year’s senior bowl (

NFL News:

Dan Graziano talks the four things he learned this week about the NFL’s coronavirus protocols (ESPN)

Washington HC Ron Rivera announced his recent cancer diagnosis (Bleacher Report)

Jeremy Fowler discusses the unknown that free agents face in 2021 (ESPN)

Kristopher Knox lists a player from each team that should be cut prior to the 2020 season (Bleacher Report)

Jonathan Jones believes Cam Newton is the starter in New England if he’s healthy (CBS Sports)

Kyle Shanahan is being a bit more secretive than in previous years when it comes to the team’s offense (Pro Football Talk)