Dec 31, 2:47 PM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Sports By Alex Perry 12/31/18 AT 2:16 PM The Los Angeles Chargers fell victim to the NFL’s playoff formula, as they have to travel to Baltimore to take on the Ravens despite finishing with a superior 12-4 record. Making matters worse is the health of star running back Melvin Gordon, who was hurt in the fourth quarter of a meaningless game against the Denver Broncos on Sunday.The plan is for Gordon to play next weekend in Baltimore, but his overall effectiveness might slip. Former NFL team doctor David J. Chao said Gordon likely suffered a high ankle sprain in his right leg; Gordon injured the same leg in late November, causing him to miss time. Melvin Gordon #28 of the Los Angeles Chargers runs on a pass play during the second half of a game against the Baltimore Ravens at StubHub Center on December 22, 2018 in Carson, California. Photo: Sean M. Haffey/Getty … [Read more...] about Los Angeles Chargers Injury Update: Will Melvin Gordon, Hunter Henry Play vs. Ravens In Wild Card Matchup?
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Happy New Year’s Eve, Omelette readers! The Broncos season has come to an end after a 23-9 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. Here’s what you may have missed: Broncos end season 6-10 after loss to Chargers. Is the end for Vance Joseph next? Broncos report card from the Week 17 loss. Broncos’ up-down drill: Best and worst against the Chargers. Wave goodbye to ugly season, Vance Joseph and Broncos’ winning tradition, Mark Kiszla writes. Say hello to painful rebuilding. Brandon Marshall understands his NFL career is likely done with Broncos. Broncos nose tackle on no-shows: “We’re supposed to be a better fan base than that. That’s garbage.” Case Keenum reflects on his first season quarterbacking Broncos. Broncos Briefs: Minus Phillip Lindsay, fellow rookie Royce Freeman gets 25 touches. — Joe Nguyen, The Denver Post NEW 💥 If you enjoy The Denver Post’s sports coverage, we have a new subscription offer … [Read more...] about Denver Sports Omelette: A roundup of the Denver Broncos’ Week 17 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers
COSTA MESA, Calif. — Philip Rivers is an Oakland Raiders fan this week, sort of. Rivers and the Los Angeles Chargers can win the AFC West and secure home-field advantage in the AFC playoffs by beating Denver and having the Raiders defeat Kansas City on Sunday. The Chargers can also take the division title, a first-round bye and home field with a tie against the Broncos and a Chiefs loss. “I’m rooting for us on Sunday and whatever happens happens,” Rivers said Wednesday. “I don’t know that my cheering is going to matter.” Those scenarios are rendered moot if the Chargers (11-4) don’t hold up their end, so the team’s focus is directed internally and not on an assist from their nemesis in silver and black. A loss by Los Angeles or a Kansas City win would see the Chargers finish as the No. 5 seed in the AFC, likely playing at the AFC North winner in the wild-card round next weekend. “Yeah, I’d love to see the Raiders play … [Read more...] about Philip Rivers, Los Angeles Chargers understand outside help moot without a win over Broncos
Dec 21, 4:24 PM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Sports By Alex Perry 12/21/18 AT 4:24 PM There are a handful of NFL games in Week 16 with major playoff implications, including an AFC contest in southern California. The Baltimore Ravens (8-6) will travel to the west coast to the Los Angeles Chargers (11-3) in a game that matters to more than just the two teams on the field.The Chargers might be the most balanced team in the AFC, but oddsmakers are only giving them a four point edge over the Ravens, per OddsShark. The Ravens have won four of the last five games, the only loss being an overtime defeat in Kansas City.Los Angeles has also struggled to generate much of a home crowd advantage since temporarily moving to the StubHub Center last season. Quarterback Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens throws the ball in the second quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at M&T Bank Stadium on December 16, 2018 in … [Read more...] about Baltimore Ravens vs. Los Angeles Chargers: Betting Odds, Injury Update For AFC Matchup
Sport by Press Association 19/12/2018, 2:09 am FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Seven Los Angeles Chargers have been selected for the Pro Bowl including veteran Philip Rivers and rookie Derwin James. Quarterback Rivers and safety James will be joined by wide receiver Keenan Allen, running back Melvin Gordon, defensive end Melvin Ingram, centre Mike Pouncey and special-teamer Adrian Phillips. The Pro Bowl will take place in Orlando the week before the Super Bowl in January and sees players from the AFC and NFC spar off. Rivers will play backup to Kansas City Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes, one of six selections from the side, while the Pittsburgh Steelers also have a half-dozen selections in the AFC roster. The New Orleans Saints have five in the NFC side, including quarterback Drew Brees, tying with the Chicago Bears and Dallas Cowboys. There is no spot for any players from the Buffalo Bills, Oakland Raiders and … [Read more...] about Seven Los Angeles Chargers chosen for Pro Bowl 2019