Latest Los Angeles Chargers News

Chargers GM Telesco focused on future, not job security

Jan. 21, 2022 00:32 AM EST

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Tom Telesco thinks the Los Angeles Chargers have a good foundation with quarterback Justin Herbert and coach Brandon Staley. The general manager also realizes fans are frustrated about not making the postseason for the third straight year. The Chargers...

Patriots not quite back yet after another early playoff exit

Jan. 17, 2022 14:46 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Talk of a resurgence by the New England Patriots this season appears to have been a bit premature. A 10-win season following a 7-9 finish in 2020 would be a sign of progress for almost any other NFL team. Yet, for a franchise that has grown accustomed to...

Chargers fire special teams coordinator Derius Swinton II

Jan. 14, 2022 19:12 PM EST

Chargers coach Brandon Staley has started the process of making changes to his staff after Los Angeles fell short of making the playoffs for the third straight year. Staley fired special teams coordinator Derius Swinton II and assistant special teams coach Mayur Chaudhari on Friday....

Raiders, Bengals looking to end long playoff droughts

Jan. 14, 2022 18:43 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — Either the Raiders or Bengals will win a playoff game on Saturday, and that will be news in itself. Postseason success has been elusive for both teams for a generation. The frustration for one will end Saturday when they meet for an opening-round playoff game in...

Steelers fans add winning feat after Carlson's clutch kick

Jan. 14, 2022 14:11 PM EST

Daniel Carlson’s latest clutch field goal for the Las Vegas Raiders earned him some fans from across the country. Carlson’s overtime winner from 47 yards on Sunday gave the Raiders a 35-32 win over the Chargers and clinched a playoff berth for the Pittsburgh Steelers by avoiding...

Raiders get past turmoil, face AFC champ Bengals in playoffs

Jan. 14, 2022 10:17 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (10-7) at CINCINNATI (10-7) Saturday, 4:35 p.m. EST, NBC BETTING LINE: Bengals by 5 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Raiders 8-9; Bengals 10-7. SERIES RECORD: Raiders lead 21-12. LAST...

Staley believes foundation in place for Chargers to succeed

Jan. 12, 2022 20:34 PM EST

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Brandon Staley gave his Los Angeles Chargers players something to think about when they held their final meeting of the season Monday — “all endings are beginnings.” Even though the Chargers missed the playoffs in heartbreaking fashion with a 35-32...

Veteran safety Eric Weddle rejoining LA Rams for playoffs

Jan. 12, 2022 16:14 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Safety Eric Weddle is coming out of retirement to rejoin the Los Angeles Rams for the playoffs. Weddle turned 37 last week, and he hasn't played in the NFL since the 2019 season, but the Rams signed him to their practice squad Wednesday to address their glaring...

Scoring in NFL takes biggest drop in more than 40 years

Jan. 12, 2022 02:56 AM EST

The NFL's steady increase in offensive production took a step back this season. The average points per game for teams dropped from a record 24.8 in 2021 to 23 this season as improved defense, some quarterback-related COVID absences, more holding calls and visiting teams dealing with...

Column: Raiders have their coach after Bisaccia aces tryout

Jan. 11, 2022 02:14 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The firing in Miami was a head scratcher, considering Brian Flores won eight of his last nine games and seemed to have the Dolphins moving firmly in the right direction. Not so much in Minnesota and Chicago, where both the coaches and general managers had long since worn out...