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Chargers have no one to blame but themselves after loss

Sep. 16, 2019 8:36 PM EDT

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Anthony Lynn is starting to pencil in at least one game a year where the Los Angeles Chargers fail to capitalize on opportunities and gift-wrap a victory to the opponent. The third-year coach is hoping Sunday's 13-10 loss at Detroit is the only time that happens this season. "For...

Mistakes and all, Lions unbeaten after beating Chargers

Sep. 16, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Matt Patricia came to Detroit with a defensive background, so it will be no surprise if the Lions keep playing tight, low-scoring games. Turnovers can be particularly harmful in matchups like that, but Detroit got away with those mistakes in a win over the Chargers. Matthew...

Undermanned Eagles nearly rallied to win, face injury woes

Sep. 16, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Missing three of their top five receivers, the Philadelphia Eagles were simply undermanned against the Atlanta Falcons. Carson Wentz almost led them to victory, anyway. Wentz overcame early struggles and a couple poor throws, absorbed several hits and watched a perfectly thrown pass...

The Latest: Rams DL Donald returns after back injury

Sep. 15, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

The Latest on NFL Week 2 (all times EDT): 5:50 p.m. Aaron Donald has returned to the game for the Los Angeles Rams after briefly going to the locker room because of a back injury. The reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year came back on the field late in the second quarter against the Saints. Los Angeles leads...

Stafford overcomes mistakes to help Lions top Chargers 13-10

Sep. 15, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Matthew Stafford and Darius Slay had a lot to do with the Los Angeles Chargers leading the Lions for three-plus quarters. And, both players bounced back in the final minutes to lift Detroit to a 13-10 victory Sunday. Stafford threw a go-ahead, 31-yard touchdown pass to Kenny Golladay midway...

Too many mistakes for short-handed Chargers in loss to Lions

Sep. 15, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Philip Rivers rattled off a lengthy list of problems for the Los Angeles Chargers, trying to avoid using his team's health issues as an excuse. "Nothing we did out there today, from the fumbles, the interceptions, to the two touchdowns called back, to a couple third-and-shorts we didn't...

Lions and Chargers hope to learn how to maintain late leads

Sep. 12, 2019 8:19 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers and Detroit Lions got off to solid starts in their openers, building double-digit leads in the second half before blowing them and going to overtime. Los Angeles led Indianapolis by 15 points midway through the third quarter and salvaged a victory on Austin Ekeler's...

Chargers-Lions Preview Capsule

Sep. 12, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (1-0) at DETROIT (0-0-1) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS OPENING LINE — Chargers by 2 ½ RECORD VS. SPREAD — Los Angeles 1-0; Detroit 0-1 SERIES RECORD — Chargers lead 7-4 LAST MEETING — Chargers beat Lions 33-28, Sept. 13, 2015 LAST WEEK — Chargers beat Colts...

Kirk Cousins was an old-school quarterback in Vikings opener

Sep. 12, 2019 2:57 AM EDT

Kirk Cousins went back to his Pop Warner days. Cousins only threw 10 passes in Minnesota's 28-12 win over Atlanta in Week 1. He completed eight for 98 yards and one touchdown as the Vikings dominated the game on the ground. It was only the third time this decade a team attempted 10 or fewer passes in a game....

Patricia says he trusts Stafford '1,000 percent' after tie

Sep. 9, 2019 7:25 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — There were many plays that caused the Detroit Lions to blow an 18-point late lead in Sunday's opener in Arizona. The instance getting the most attention, while being added to the long list of miserable Lions memories for the fan base, is a late timeout in the 27-27 tie against the...