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Chargers' Staley faces mentor in Broncos' Fangio on Sunday

Nov. 24, 2021 20:09 PM EST

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Before Brandon Staley became one of the top young coaches in the NFL, Vic Fangio saw his potential. But not even Fangio, who hired Staley in 2016 to be an outside linebacker coach with the Chicago Bears, could predict his rapid ascension up the...

Chargers-Broncos showdown shaping up as run-heavy matchup

Nov. 24, 2021 15:49 PM EST

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (6-4) at DENVER (5-5) Sunday, 4:05 p.m. EST, CBS LINE: Chargers by 2½, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Los Angeles Chargers 5-5; Denver 5-5. SERIES RECORD: Broncos...

Chargers are learning to weather fourth-quarter storms

Nov. 22, 2021 18:55 PM EST

Brandon Staley has preached from the time he was hired as the Los Angeles Chargers coach in January that his team needed to thrive in the fourth quarter instead of collapsing. So far, the Chargers are delivering. Sunday night's 41-37 victory over the...

Herbert throws for 382 yards, Chargers hold off Steelers

Nov. 22, 2021 01:49 AM EST

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Justin Herbert and the Los Angeles Chargers had the uncanny knack of blowing double-digit leads and losing in the last minute. Not anymore. Herbert threw a 53-yard touchdown pass to Mike Williams with 2:17 remaining as the...

With problems all around, Herbert's Bolts take 3rd loss in 4

Nov. 14, 2021 21:34 PM EST

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — When Justin Herbert and rookie head coach Brandon Staley won four of their first five games together, the Los Angeles Chargers appeared to be at the start of something special. They've taken three defeats in their ensuing four games instead. The...

Vikings look to address road woes against Chargers

Nov. 11, 2021 12:01 PM EST

MINNESOTA (3-5) at LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (5-3) Sunday, 4:05 p.m. EST, Fox BETTING LINE: Chargers by 2 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Minnesota 4-4, Los Angeles 5-3. SERIES RECORD:...

Chargers' NFL-worst run defense to be tested again by Cook

Nov. 10, 2021 21:00 PM EST

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Trying to fix a porous run defense is challenging enough in the middle of a season. The Los Angeles Chargers are looking for ways to improve while facing some of the top running backs in the league. The Chargers (5-3) are tied for the AFC West...

Staley considers 5-3 an accurate reflection of Chargers

Nov. 08, 2021 18:28 PM EST

After two wins on the East Coast and four fourth-quarter comebacks, Brandon Staley isn't surprised the Los Angeles Chargers are 5-3 and tied atop the AFC West. “I think we’ve earned exactly the record that we have right now. Our record is an accurate reflection of...

Justin Herbert has 3 TDs, Chargers beat Eagles 27-24

Nov. 07, 2021 20:39 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Justin Herbert faced the perfect defense to rebound from two subpar games. Herbert threw two touchdown passes and ran for a score, and Dustin Hopkins made a 29-yard field goal with 2 seconds remaining, leading the Los Angeles Chargers to a 27-24...

Chargers' Herbert taking recent rough stretch in stride

Nov. 05, 2021 18:45 PM EDT

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Justin Herbert isn't in the complete throes of a sophomore slump. The Los Angeles Chargers quarterback is struggling, though, after a strong start to the season. Herbert led the Chargers to wins in four of their first five games as well as to...