San diego chargers

Open Field
The Next Best Thing
The Next Best Thing
Working with a new head coach and throwing to a rookie wideout, Philip Rivers completed nearly 70% of his throws while boosting touchdowns and limiting interceptions in 2013. A decade into his career, it was all a matter of timing
By Robert Klemko
Deep Dive
Chargers Preview: Back for More, Better than Before
Chargers Preview: Back for More, Better than Before
Philip Rivers experienced a mid-career resurgence under new coach Mike McCoy and led San Diego to the playoffs last season. With flexible personnel on offense and an adaptive defense, this team is primed for another postseason
By Andy Benoit
Training Camp 2014
Chargers Report: The Word of the Day is ‘Confidence’
Chargers Report: The Word of the Day is ‘Confidence’
They're a playoff team returning intact and healthy. A stacked division might be the only thing that holds the Chargers back
By Robert Klemko
Weekend Notes
The Quiet Chargers
The Quiet Chargers
Remember San Diego? Plucky little bunch, won a playoff game and took the eventual AFC champs to the wire? Yeah, they're back and feeling all kinds of confident heading into 2014. Plus, notes on the playbook 'scandal' and more
By Greg A. Bedard
Behind the Face Mask
A Father’s Life Lessons
A Father’s Life Lessons
We asked a dozen men in the NFL—players, coaches and executives—to share the best thing they’ve learned from their dad or an influential father figure. Here’s the wisdom that’s been passed on by mail carriers, businessmen, high school coaches, Hall of Famers, construction workers, educators and military veterans
By Robert Klemko
NFL 95
Chargers’ Playbook From 1981 Postseason
Chargers’ Playbook From 1981 Postseason
On Further Review
Two Sides to the Suit
Two Sides to the Suit
The NFL has some skeletons in its medical closet, which could be exposed if the recent painkiller lawsuit goes to trial. But there are a few things bothersome about the case. Those issues, plus answering readers’ mailbag questions
By Peter King
NFL 95
Ryan Leaf’s Colts Jersey
Ryan Leaf’s Colts Jersey
Deep Dive
What It All Means: AFC Draft Breakdowns
What It All Means: AFC Draft Breakdowns
The 2014 NFL draft went down in unpredictable fashion. Now it’s time to look at what each team’s haul means going forward
By Andy Benoit
Deep Dive
Why Your Playoff Team Didn’t Reach XLVIII: AFC
Why Your Playoff Team Didn’t Reach XLVIII: AFC
Sagging run defense. Woeful QB protection. Unexpected injuries. For the Colts, Chiefs, Bengals, Chargers and Patriots, the reasons they didn't survive and advance ran the gamut and gave them plenty to think about in the offseason
By Andy Benoit