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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 GM Telesco won't make quick decision about Rivers

Jan. 2, 2020 7:12 PM EST

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Tom Telesco isn't going to make any quick decisions in the wake of the Los Angeles Chargers' disappointing 5-11 season. But the team's general manager does have a long list of things that have to be completed before free agency begins on March 18. The top two things are decisions...

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...

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Mecole Hardman (17) celebrates his kickoff return for a touchdown with fans during the second half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

As No. 2 seed, Chiefs on cusp of returning to AFC title game

Dec. 30, 2019 3:05 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs were inches away from playing in the Super Bowl a year ago and, to many in their locker room, the sting of that overtime loss to New England has served as motivation to return to the AFC title game this season. Now, after everything fell their way Sunday, the...

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...

Chargers-Chiefs Preview Capsule

Dec. 26, 2019 10:30 AM EST

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (5-10) at KANSAS CITY (11-4) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS OPENING LINE — Chiefs by 9 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Chargers 4-9-2; Chiefs 10-5 SERIES RECORD — Chiefs lead 62-56-1 LAST MEETING — Chiefs beat Chargers 24-17 on Nov. 18 LAST WEEK — Chargers lost to Raiders...

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 passes against the Oakland Raiders during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Rivers wants to keep playing after Chargers drop home finale

Dec. 22, 2019 10:12 PM EST

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — The awkwardness of playing three seasons in a temporary home where visiting fans usually outnumbered their own is finally over for Philip Rivers and the Los Angeles Chargers. Now the discomfort comes from whether Rivers will be back with the Chargers next season to see if they can...

Raiders-Chargers Preview Capsule

Dec. 19, 2019 5:29 PM EST

OAKLAND (6-8) at LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (5-9) Sunday, 4:05 p.m. ET, CBS OPENING LINE —Chargers by 6½ RECORD VS. SPREAD —Raiders 6-8, Chargers 4-9-1 SERIES RECORD —Raiders lead 64-54-2 LAST MEETING —Raiders beat Chargers 26-24, Nov. 7 LAST WEEK —Raiders lost to Jaguars 20-16;...

Minnesota Vikings tight end Irv Smith holds on to the pass for a touchdown as Los Angeles Chargers free safety Derwin James defends during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)

Minnesota takes advantage of 7 Chargers turnovers in victory

Dec. 15, 2019 11:29 PM EST

CARSON, Calif, (AP) — Mike Zimmer has accomplished many things as a defensive coordinator and head coach. He added one more Sunday in the Minnesota Vikings' 39-10 rout of the Los Angeles Chargers. The Vikings forced seven Chargers' turnovers and converted them into 20 points. It is the most takeaways for a...

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)

Bolterfingers: Lynn's Chargers can't explain 7 turnovers

Dec. 15, 2019 9:34 PM EST

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Ball security is an issue of acute personal importance to Anthony Lynn. Not that you'd know it from the way his Los Angeles Chargers put the pigskin on the ground in their most humiliating loss of a humbling season. Lynn was a running back at Texas Tech and in the NFL, and he spent 14...