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Chargers Daily Links: Day After Open Thread

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Many will simply see the final score of Sunday night’s game, note that the Chargers technically lost to the 49ers by a score fo 15-10, and proceed to take it as something to be upset about.

I’m here to remind everyone that the 49ers honestly SHOULD HAVE won that game, anyway. They played two different starting-caliber quarterbacks and each spent time throwing to three different starting-caliber wide receivers for most of the game.

Niners rookie quarterback Trey Lance didn’t start throwing touchdowns until the team trotted out their rookie draft picks and undrafted free agents.

And don’t even get me started on the offensive woes of the second half. Brandon Staley owes Chase Daniel a steal dinner after forcing him to play behind the anthropomorphic turnstile that is the bottom of the offensive line depth chart. Daniel is the least athletic passer on the team and he was doomed to fail from the moment he trotted out there in the second half.

I mean this when I say do not give any of the negatives from last night’s second half any weight. It was meaningless and should be treated as such.

At any rate, please feel free to use this post to discuss anything and everything that may be on your minds following last night’s game.

And now for today’s links.

Chargers News:

Five players who stood out against the 49ers (Chargers.com)

Top quotes following the Chargers’ loss to the 49ers (Chargers.com)

49ers defense was too much for the Bolts (L.A. Football Network)

Twitter reacts to the Chargers’ 15-10 loss on Sunday night (Chargers Wire)

NFL News:

Ranking the top-10 quarterbacks in 12 different skills (ESPN)

Mike Vrabel tested positive for COVID-19 (ESPN)

Takeaways from preseason week two (CBS Sports)

The NFL unveiled 20-11 for their annual Top-100 (NFL.com)

“What we learned” from Sunday’s preseason double-header (NFL.com)

Carson Wentz and Quenton Nelson will return to practice this week (NFL.com)