San Diego Chargers

Stadium: Qualcomm Stadium | Coach: Mike McCoy
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense18th85.4 (30th)256.1 (10th)
Defense9th124.1 (26th)214.2 (4th)

Schedule

Mon Sep 8
L 18 - 17at ARI
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Sun Sep 14
W 30 - 21SEA
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Sun Sep 21
W 22 - 10at BUF
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Sun Sep 28
W 33 - 14JAC
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Sun Oct 5
W 31 - 0NYJ
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Sun Oct 12
W 31 - 28at OAK
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Sun Oct 19
L 23 - 20KC
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Thu Oct 23
L 35 - 21at DEN
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Sun Nov 2
L 37 - 0at MIA
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Sun Nov 16
W 13 - 6OAK
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Sun Nov 23
W 27 - 24STL
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Sun Nov 30
W 34 - 33at BAL
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Sun Dec 7
L 23 - 14NE
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Sun Dec 14
L 22 - 10DEN
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Sat Dec 20
W 38 - 35at SF
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Sun Dec 28
L 19 - 7at KC
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Standings

AFC
West
Overall
W-L-T
Division
W-L-T
Denver12-4-06-0-0
Kansas City9-7-03-3-0
San Diego9-7-02-4-0
Oakland3-13-01-5-0
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Chargers TE Antonio Gates seeking to scale back workload
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Old Man River, otherwise known as Antonio Gates, has barely missed a beat well beyond the years in which most players have settled into their retirements. But Gates, who will turn 36 in June, is finally looking to lessen his workload next season.

Gates played 787 snaps in 2014, which ranked 17th at his position and proved far more than many younger tight ends. He was also more productive than nearly all of them with 69 catches for 821 yards and 12 touchdowns, the second-highest total of his career. But while promoting a boxing match in Detroit, he told Monday Morning Quarterback that he would like to scale it back in 2015.

"With injuries and whatnot, I played a little bit more than they expected me to play last season," he said. "I was playing the whole game. How I feel next year, it depends on how much volume they have me doing. I'd like to come in on third-and-7s, red zones, those situations. That's what my contribution is at anyway."

His plan would give young, athletic Ladarius Green a chance to emerge as the primary tight end for the Chargers. Green took a step back last year with just 19 receptions for 226 yards and no scores after racking up 376 yards and three touchdowns in 2013.

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Chargers sign OL Chris Hairston
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

Offensive lineman Chris Hairston announced via his Instagram that he has signed with the Chargers, per the San Diego Union-Tribune

Hairston, 25, has started 15 games in the NFL with the Bills. The Chargers are looking for a swing tackle and offensive line coach Joe D'Alessandris has familiarity with him from his time with the Bills.

The three-year veteran has played at both the left and right tackle positions and will provide depth for San Diego along the line. 

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Chargers' interest in Mariota could translate into trade of Rivers
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

The trade rumors that have been swirling around Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers gained strength with the news that team representatives flew to Oregon to witness a Tuesday workout by potential NFL standout Marcus Mariota. The indication is that the Chargers are seriously considering trading up to draft Mariota and using Rivers as a bargaining chip.

Mariota is certainly unlikely to slip to No. 17 in the first round, where the Chargers sit. And Rivers appears equally unlikely to remain in San Diego - he has already expressed his plan to play out the one year remaining on his contract rather than sign an extension.

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Report: Chargers exercised fifth-year option for LB Melvin Ingram
by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com

The Chargers reportedly exercised the $7.751 million option for outside linebacker Melvin Ingram on April 1st, according to the Baltimore Sun.

Ingram, drafted with the 18th overall selection in the 2012 draft, has registered 78 total tackles, six sacks, seven passes defensed and four forced fumbles in his career.

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