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New York Jets head coach Adam Gase works the sidelines during the first half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in East Rutherford. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

On Football: Flames under coaching hot seats intensify

Oct. 16, 2020 3:04 PM EDT

Bill O'Brien went first. Dan Quinn was next. There will be others. The firing line for NFL head coaches is heavily populated. O'Brien, who also was Texans general manager, lasted four games, all defeats. Quinn got one more week in Atlanta — and one more loss — before being canned. Who's next? And,...

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) passes under pressure from New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan (94) in the first half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Herbert has done plenty for Chargers, except get a victory

Oct. 15, 2020 6:44 PM EDT

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Justin Herbert has accomplished plenty during his first four NFL starts. But he still hasn't done the one thing that ultimately defines quarterbacks — lead his team to victory. The Los Angeles Chargers rookie has a 68.8% completion rate and 107.1 passer rating, which are...

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, right, is tackled by Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa, center, during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)

Chargers' Bosa off to fast start despite feeling pressure

Oct. 14, 2020 7:50 PM EDT

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Joey Bosa thought when he signed his contract extension in July that it would be a relief. Instead, more money has created a whole new set of problems for the Los Angeles Chargers defensive end. “For the last 3-4 years I was playing for the contract. I kind of expected it...

New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara (41) pulls in a pass over Los Angeles Chargers strong safety Rayshawn Jenkins (23), setting up a touchdown, in the second half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. The Saints won in overtime, 30-27. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Another blown lead has Chargers reeling going into bye week

Oct. 13, 2020 8:25 PM EDT

The Los Angeles Chargers were 5-1 two years ago in games decided by seven points or fewer. They have been anything but clutch in close games since then. Anthony Lynn's squad is 3-13 since the start of last season in close games. All five this year have been decided by one score, including Monday night's 30-27...

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) walks off the field after losing to the New Orleans Saints in overtime of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. The Saints won 30-27. (AP Photo/Brett Duke)

Chargers' Herbert getting crash course in close losses

Oct. 13, 2020 1:45 AM EDT

Justin Herbert won the Campbell Trophy, which is nicknamed the Academic Heisman, at the University of Oregon last year for his smarts on and off the field. The quarterback is getting a crash course in close losses as a rookie in the National Football League. Herbert became the first rookie to throw for four...

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) dives over the goal line for a touchdown in the first half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers in New Orleans, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Brees, Lutz lift Saints past hard-luck Chargers, 30-27 in OT

Oct. 13, 2020 1:37 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees keeps coming through in the clutch in his 20th season, while the Los Angeles Chargers keep squandering the heady play of promising rookie quarterback Justin Herbert. The 41-year-old Brees became the oldest quarterback with more than 32 completions in an NFL game, Wil Lutz...

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) throws a pass before an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)

Herbert sticking with same approach as Chargers' starter

Oct. 10, 2020 6:52 PM EDT

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Justin Herbert found out earlier this week that he will remain the Los Angeles Chargers starting quarterback, but the rookie hasn't had much time to let that sink in. Herbert has played well in his three starts since replacing an injured Tyrod Taylor, but he is still looking for...

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees throws during the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Jose Juarez)

QBs a generation apart star in Chargers-Saints MNF clash

Oct. 10, 2020 11:34 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Justin Herbert was 7 years old when Drew Brees left his final game for the Chargers with a career-threatening shoulder injury. A decade-and-a-half later, they’re set to be on opposite sidelines on Monday night, with Herbert the promising Chargers rookie QB and Brees a Saints icon...

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) fires a pass against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)

Herbert named Chargers' starting QB for rest of season

Oct. 8, 2020 7:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anthony Lynn has taken the temporary starter tag off quarterback Justin Herbert. The Los Angeles Chargers coach on Thursday named Herbert the starter for the rest of the season, beginning with Monday night's game at New Orleans. “He has impressed me from the very beginning. I...

Saints aim to prolong Chargers' Monday night misery

Oct. 8, 2020 2:26 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (1-3) at NEW ORLEANS (2-2) Monday, 8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN OPENING LINE — Saints by 7 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Chargers 3-1, Saints 2-2 SERIES RECORD — Chargers lead 7-5 LAST MEETING — Saints beat Chargers 35-34 on Oct. 2, 2016 in San Diego LAST WEEK — Chargers...