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Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers reacts at a news conference following an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

Chargers, Rivers at crossroads after disappointing season

Dec. 30, 2019 6:50 PM EST

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers go into the offseason at a crossroads. Not only are they moving into a new stadium but they have to confront who will be their quarterback not only for next season but beyond. Philip Rivers was at the team complex on Monday as teammates cleared out their...

Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler is tackled by Oakland Raiders inside linebacker Will Compton during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Chargers running back Ekeler looking to join elite company

Dec. 27, 2019 8:36 PM EST

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers' playoff hopes were dashed weeks ago. Austin Ekeler still has plenty to play in the finale Sunday at Kansas City. Ekeler needs 50 yards to become at least the fourth running back since the NFL-AFL merger to have 1,000 receiving yards in a season. He leads...

Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler is tackled by Oakland Raiders linebacker Nicholas Morrow during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)

Slow starts have plagued Chargers during disappointing year

Dec. 23, 2019 6:40 PM EST

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Playing complementary football has eluded the Los Angeles Chargers for most of the season. Their 24-17 loss to the Oakland Raiders on Sunday followed a familiar theme: The offense gets off to a slow start and by the time it gets into a rhythm, the defense can’t make a stop....

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers looks on during the first half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)

Rivers acknowledges uncertainty going into home finale

Dec. 18, 2019 6:02 PM EST

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Philip Rivers will make his 112th home start on Sunday for the Los Angeles Chargers. Whether it will be his final one wearing powder blue remains to be seen. Rivers' future with the franchise he has spent all 16 seasons with has generated more conversation after the Chargers (5-9)...

Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon looks on from the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)

Turnovers have proved to be costly for Chargers all season

Dec. 16, 2019 8:23 PM EST

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Anthony Lynn hopes the Los Angeles Chargers have run the gamut when it comes to their turnover woes this season. Unfortunately for the third-year coach, there are still two games remaining this season. The Chargers (5-9) are tied with Cincinnati for the league's worst turnover...

Bucs wide receiver Chris Godwin leaves with hamstring injury

Dec. 15, 2019 9:25 PM EST

Tampa Bay wide receiver Chris Godwin left the game on Sunday with a hamstring injury in the third quarter at Detroit. Godwin had five catches for 121 yards before being hurt in Tampa Bay’s 38-17 win. For the season, Godwin has 86 catches for 1,333 yards and nine touchdowns for the Buccaneers (7-7). Also in...

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins warms up before an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Minnesota Vikings' playoff push leads to hard-luck Chargers

Dec. 12, 2019 5:33 PM EST

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings realize they can't stop to take a deep breath in the final three weeks of the regular season — not even at sea level on the sunny West Coast. With the Green Bay Packers ahead of them in the NFC North and the Los Angeles Rams right on their tails in the...

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers reacts during the second half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, in Denver. Denver Broncos won 23-20. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Chargers resisting youth movement despite 4-8 record

Dec. 2, 2019 7:27 PM EST

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Anthony Lynn has no intention of turning the final four games of the Los Angeles Chargers’ season into an audition for younger players. The Chargers have dropped three straight and fell to 4-8 with Sunday’s 23-20 loss at Denver. With their playoff hopes essentially...