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Author: Will Noltie

Melvin Gordon Critical for Los Angeles Chargers in Week Three

CARSON, CA – DECEMBER 31: Melvin Gordon #28 of the Los Angeles Chargers rushes the ball during the first quarter of the game against the Oakland Raiders at StubHub Center on December 31, 2017 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) The Los Angeles Chargers have to feel a lot better after Week two. They got a win over the Buffalo Bills, 31-20, and it wasn’t even as close as the score might suggest. And although the loss to the Kansas City Chiefs earlier still stings, it now looks like it reflects more on the new-look offense of the Chiefs...

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Philip Rivers Not to Blame for Loss to Kansas City Chiefs

CARSON, CA – SEPTEMBER 09: Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers scrambles out of the pocket from Dee Ford #55 of the Kansas City Chiefs during the second half at StubHub Center on September 9, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) The first game of the Los Angeles Chargers season has come and gone. And with it being a 38-28 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, fans will obviously be frustrated as the nine-game skid against the Chiefs continues. In the last couple of games, it had been mostly due to interceptions from Philip...

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Philip Rivers is the Key to Victory Over the Kansas City Chiefs

Philip Rivers is in the final years of his career with the Los Angeles Chargers. The team seems to be trying to do their best to not waste those final years, and they’ve assembled a team that is quite playoff capable. In the opening game against the Kansas City Chiefs, however, it’s not just about those extra pieces showing up to play. It’s Rivers himself who needs to show up to allow his team to win. Now, saying that Rivers is key to any Chargers victory may seem like an obvious statement. He’s been the soul of his team for about...

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Antonio Gates Signs With the Los Angeles Chargers

Antonio Gates was an interesting free agent. Despite being at the age of 37 and not getting a whole lot of snaps for the Los Angeles Chargers, he still showed near the end of the season that he still has something left in the tank. He may not be the elite tight end he once was, with his prime years having ended about three years ago. But he still can be a sneakily dangerous option at times, particularly when a team tries to cover him with a linebacker. Gates had a strange 2017 season. The first two games he played mostly normal snaps, apparently...

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Odell Beckham Jr. Signs Extension With New York Giants

After some months of conversation, Odell Beckham Jr. has signed the contract extension with the New York Giants that will make him the highest paid wide receiver in the league. The deal is for five years and worth $95 million. It also comes with a $65 million guarantee, which is the highest ever for a receiver. The #Giants and WR Odell Beckham Jr have agreed to terms on a 5-year extension worth a whopping $95M, source said. He gets the highest guarantee ever for a WR at $65M and averages $20M over the first 3 years. Nice job by the #NYG...

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2018 AFC West Breakdown by Position: The Defense and Special Teams

During August, as football season rolls upon us, the Last Word On Sports NFL department will be breaking down every division in the league by position. This is the 2018 breakdown of the AFC West at the defensive and special teams positions. This will include “the best” of each unit, with “the rest” following in descending order. Defensive Line The Best: Los Angeles Chargers The Rest: Oakland Raiders, Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs  This essentially comes down to who has the best defensive ends, because great defensive tackles are not in high supply in the West. While the Raiders arguably have...

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2018 AFC West Breakdown by Position: The Offense

During August, as football season rolls upon us, the Last Word On Sports NFL department will be breaking down every division in the league by position. This is the 2018 breakdown of the AFC West at the offensive positions. This will include “the best” of each unit, with “the rest” following in descending order. Quarterback The Best: Los Angeles Chargers  The Rest: Oakland Raiders, Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs After two excellent seasons, Derek Carr had the opportunity to make his case for being the best quarterback in the West in 2017. However, after a lackluster campaign from Carr, Philip Rivers remains...

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