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 Mike McCoy: RB Branden Oliver can be workhorse
by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com

After losing running back Ryan Mathews to free agency, Chargers head coach Mike McCoy believes that Branden Oliver can be a workhorse back for the team, per ESPN.

“Ryan was very unique,” McCoy said. “He’s different than what we have now. But as that physical guy, yes, you can say Branden is that physical guy we have now.”

Oliver, an undrafted free agent in 2014, led the Chargers in rushing last season with 582 yards rushing and three touchdowns. He was named Pepsi AFC offensive rookie of the week twice last year. 

McCoy went on to say that Oliver will benefit from the return of Danny Woodhead and teammate Donald Brown in 2015. Both players missed time in 2014.

“We can win with the three guys we have now,” McCoy said. “I believe that. We’re going to play them all. So, they’re all going to play in their own way, and we’ll see what happens through the draft and the rest of free agency with what’s available.”

The 23-year-old ball carrier signed a four-year contract with the team last season.

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Chargers to get TE Ladarius Green more involved
by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com

Chargers head coach Mike McCoy plans on getting tight end Ladarius Green more involved in the offense, reports UT San Diego.

"There are things we can do more with him," McCoy said. "He worked extremely hard. I don't think it was anything he was physically doing out there. I think it was a matter of philosophically what we were doing with the players we had. We got into the 11 personnel game a lot, three receivers and a tight end. When you have the three receivers we had, and you've got (tight end) Antonio Gates, (you'd have to) take the back out of the game. We need to use him more."

Green was limited to only 19 receptions on 24 targets in 2014. Entering his fourth year in the league, the 24-year-old has totaled 40 receptions for 658 yards and three touchdowns.

General manager Tom Telesco echoed McCoy's sentiments about getting Green into the mix.

It's a good problem to have that we have enough guys," Telesco said. "Philip (Rivers) spreads the ball around. Basically, the open guy gets the ball; he doesn't force it to anybody. But Ladarius has a lot of talent. We'll get him in the mix. We will. He's too good not to."

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McCoy: Philip Rivers will be a Charger until retirement
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

Chargers coach Mike McCoy said that the team has no intention of cutting ties with quarterback Philip Rivers

Speaking to the media at the NFL Owners Meetings, McCoy said Rivers was "one of the best in the business", per NFL.com. 

"The only thing I'm worried about is this next season. We can't worry about 2016 and beyond," McCoy said. "He's under contract for this year, and we plan on Philip Rivers retiring a Charger."

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Report: LB Joe Mays to visit Chargers
by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com

Linebacker Joe Mays is scheduled to visit with the Chargers, according to FoxSports.com.

The 29-year-old has been in the league for seven seasons. He has played for the Eagles, Broncos, Texans and Chiefs. Over his career he has registered 240 total tackles, 1.5 sacks, six passes defensed and one forced fumble. 

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Report: OT Chris Hairston visits Chargers
by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com

Offensive tackle Chris Hairston is visiting the Chargers on Thursday, according to the UT San Diego.

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.

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