San diego chargers

Behind the Face Mask
Preparing for Peyton
Preparing for Peyton
No quarterback poses a greater challenge than Peyton Manning. Everything we do, he knows it, or he can adjust to it. He operates like a machine. But that doesn't mean my Chargers can’t take him down on Sunday
Deep Dive
Who Needs Mariota?
Who Needs Mariota?
Not the Oakland Raiders; rookie Derek Carr has proved he has what it takes to become a franchise QB. Plus, what separates Russell Wilson from Colin Kaepernick, the Cowboys’ screen game and the Chargers D
By Andy Benoit
Window Into the Weekend
The Playoff Push
The Playoff Push
With two defensive stars hitting their strides after injuries, the Seahawks continue a difficult stretch of games in Philadelphia. Plus, Jim Harbaugh takes his 49ers to play the team he could be coaching next season, and a big-time Sunday night showdown
By Peter King
Settle This
Are Penalty Flags Ruining Football?
Are Penalty Flags Ruining Football?
Are there really more penalty flags this year, and is it affecting the way the game is played? That, plus some theories behind the increase in injuries and Week 14 notes on a Packers unsung hero and J.J. Watt's MVP campaign
By Greg A. Bedard
Podcast
The MMQB Podcast with Andy Benoit – Week 14
The MMQB Podcast with Andy Benoit – Week 14
Andy previews the Week 14 action, discusses coaches on the hot seat, and has an in-depth conversation with Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes
By Andy Benoit
Open Field
Spoiler Alert!
Spoiler Alert!
Half a season. That's all The MMQB's resident psychic needs to know (well, guess) what's coming up in 2014's second half and the playoffs
By Greg A. Bedard
Game Plan
Football for Breakfast
Football for Breakfast
The Falcons-Lions game in London on Sunday will kick off at 9:30 a.m. Eastern and be nationally televised by FOX. The NFL is curious: How many people will watch? Plus, the Week 8 spotlight player and 10 things to watch for on Sunday
By Peter King
Analytics
The Case for Tony Romo and Philip Rivers
The Case for Tony Romo and Philip Rivers
Discussions on the best quarterback of the past decade generally land on four names—Manning, Brady, Brees, Rodgers. But there's an argument to be made for two more additions, both of whom are having MVP-like seasons in 2014
Deep Dive
Who Would You Rather Face?
Who Would You Rather Face?
A game-planning paradox: Peyton Manning’s an all-time great, sure, but the dangerous and unpredictable Colin Kaepernick is harder to prepare for
By Andy Benoit
Open Field
How Philip Rivers Raised His Game
How Philip Rivers Raised His Game
He’s always had the talent and the stats, but under the new regime San Diego’s longtime quarterback has become a more complete player and stronger leader. At age 32 he’s lifted himself into MVP contention and has the Chargers looking like a Super Bowl team
By Robert Klemko