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Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen, right, makes a touchdown catch next to Carolina Panthers outside linebacker Shaq Thompson during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

Deja vu: Chargers off to 1-2 start for 3rd straight year

Sep. 28, 2020 12:20 PM EDT

If it feels as if Anthony Lynn and the Los Angeles Chargers are having an awful case of déjà vu, you can’t blame them. The Bolts are 1-2 for the third straight season after Sunday’s 21-16 loss to the Carolina Panthers. Once again it boiled down to a simple theme — too many turnovers...

Carolina Panthers outside linebacker Shaq Thompson (54) celebrates after recovering a fumble against the Los Angeles Chargers during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

Panthers beat Chargers 21-16 for Rhule's first NFL victory

Sep. 27, 2020 9:58 PM EDT

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Carolina was missing Christian McCaffrey, but got big efforts on defense and special teams to give coach Matt Rhule his first NFL victory. The Panthers forced three Los Angeles turnovers and Joey Slye kicked five field goals in a 21-16 win over the Chargers on Sunday. “It...

CORRECTS BY REMOVING REFERENCE TO A TOUCHDOWN - Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler, right, runs behind center Dan Feeney (66) against the Carolina Panthers during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Chargers' late lateral goes awry in awful loss to Carolina

Sep. 27, 2020 9:05 PM EDT

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Keenan Allen caught Justin Herbert's pass over the middle about 15 yards from the Panthers' end zone. He took one step and fluidly lateraled the ball to Austin Ekeler, who was sprinting the opposite way for what almost certainly would have been a game-ending touchdown. Only Ekeler...

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) passes against the Kansas City Chiefs in the first half of an NFL football game in Inglewood, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. (Keith Birmingham/The Orange County Register via AP)

Herbert gets full week of practice as Chargers host Panthers

Sep. 24, 2020 5:38 PM EDT

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Justin Herbert has had an entire week instead of just a couple minutes to prepare for his second NFL start. The Los Angeles Chargers rookie will be under center on Sunday against the Carolina Panthers after finding out less than an hour before kickoff that he was playing last week....

Chargers' Herbert gets 2nd start vs. winless Panthers

Sep. 24, 2020 11:38 AM EDT

CAROLINA (0-2) at LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (1-1) Sunday, 4:05 p.m. ET, CBS OPENING LINE - Chargers by 6 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Panthers 0-2; Chargers 2-0 SERIES RECORD - Panthers lead 5-1 LAST MEETING - Panthers beat Chargers 28-16 on Dec. 11, 2016, at Carolina LAST WEEK - Panthers lost to Buccaneers 31-17; Chargers...

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert celebrates after throwing his first career touchdown pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)

Chargers' Lynn stands behind Taylor despite Herbert's debut

Sep. 21, 2020 6:31 PM EDT

Anthony Lynn did a good job throughout the offseason and training camp of installing Tyrod Taylor as the Los Angeles Chargers' starting quarterback — even after Justin Herbert was taken with the sixth overall pick in April's draft. But after Herbert came on as a last-minute starter and threw for 311 yards...

Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker (7) hits the game-winning field goal during overtime of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. Kansas City won 23-20. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis )

Butker good from 58 in OT, Chiefs survive Herbert's LA debut

Sep. 20, 2020 11:33 PM EDT

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Harrison Butker wasn't nervous about his third attempt to kick a game-winning field goal in overtime for the Kansas City Chiefs. After a false start and Los Angeles Chargers timeout, Butker was determined to end it. Butker connected from 58 yards with 1:55 remaining in overtime to...

Chargers make SoFi Stadium debut vs. defending champion KC

Sep. 17, 2020 9:37 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY (1-0) at LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (1-0) Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS OPENING LINE - Chiefs by 5 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Chiefs 1-0; Chargers 1-0 SERIES RECORD - Chiefs lead 63-56-1 LAST MEETING - Chiefs beat Chargers 31-21 on Dec. 29 at Kansas City LAST WEEK - Chiefs beat Texans 34-20; Chargers beat Bengals...

Los Angeles Chargers running back Joshua Kelley (27) celebrates with Virgil Green (88) after Kelley rushed for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

Chargers offense balanced, but needs to be more productive

Sep. 14, 2020 7:05 PM EDT

Anthony Lynn stressed throughout training camp that he wanted the Los Angeles Chargers offense to be balanced. The statistics show they accomplished that in Sunday's 16-13 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, but the execution was far from desired. The Chargers ran the ball on 54.9% of their plays, which is the...

Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Melvin Ingram (54) celebrates after making an interception during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

Chargers muster just enough offense to slip by Bengals

Sep. 13, 2020 9:11 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Playing with a starting quarterback other than Philip Rivers for the first time since 2005, the Los Angeles Chargers mustered just enough offense — and got just enough breaks. The Chargers got it done against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday but showed they still have plenty of...