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Turner Shows Confidence in Team's Ability to Bounce Back

Turner Shows Confidence in Team's Ability to Bounce Back

chargers.com Updated Oct 8, 2012
No matter how demoralizing Sunday’s loss was — and it certainly was a disheartening defeat — head coach Norv Turner refuses to let the game get him down.  Instead, during his weekly Monday press c...
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  • Acee: Chargers need to find that ending feeling again

    Acee: Chargers need to find that ending feeling again

    Team has not converted any of their past nine chances to win or tie on a game-ending drive.
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  • Lessons From Week 5: Week 5’s loss to the New Orleans Saints wa…

    Lessons From Week 5: Week 5’s loss to the New Orleans Saints was fil…

    chargers.com Oct 8, 2012
    Week 5’s loss to the New Orleans Saints was filled with plenty of positives and negatives for the Bolts.  Here is what we learned from Sunday night’s 31-24 defeat. Photo Gallery: Saints vs. Charge...
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  • Ryan Mathews is back in the Chargers’ good graces

    Ryan Mathews is back in the Chargers’ good graces

    It doesn’t sound like we’re going to have another week of speculation about the identity of the Chargers’ starting running back. Ryan Mathews ran for 80 yards on 12 carries Sunday night and added 59 receiving yards for the kind of performance that l
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  • Saints weren’t allowed to show Payton on video screen

    Saints weren’t allowed to show Payton on video screen

    profootballtalk.com Oct 8, 2012
    Yes, Saints coach Sean Payton was allowed to attend Sunday night’s game between the Chargers and the Saints. No, the Saints weren’t allowed to acknowledge it via their in-house camera system. Jay Glazer of FOX noted during the game that the league pro
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  • Remembering a legend

    Remembering a legend

    ESPN.com Oct 8, 2012
    On Oct. 8, 2011, I woke up at about 7 a.m. PT to prepare for an early flight to Denver to cover a Broncos-Chargers game. Then my phone rang. It was ESPN’s John Clayton. He told me word was spreading that Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis had died at the ag
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  • Meachem Breaks Out in Loss

    Meachem Breaks Out in Loss

    Robert Meachem made a name for himself as the recipient of many of Drew Brees’ passes between 2007-11 as a member of the Saints. Photo Gallery: Saints vs. Chargers | More Photos Yet, so far this s...
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  • Ingram's Penalty Swings Momentum in Major Way

    Ingram's Penalty Swings Momentum in Major Way

    chargers.com Oct 8, 2012
      All it took was one play. Photo Gallery: Saints vs. Chargers | More Photos Just as it appeared the Chargers were building an insurmountable 31-14 lead late in the third quarter, Demorrio William...
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  • Chargers at Saints: Quarter-by-quarter

    Chargers at Saints: Quarter-by-quarter

    signonsandiego.com Oct 8, 2012
    Quarter-by-quarter analysis of Chargers vs. Saints
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  • That Winning Feeling

    That Winning Feeling

    CNNSI.com Oct 8, 2012
    The Saints' 31-24 win over the Chargers was more than the first success of their season, writes Chris Burke. Amid a year of turmoil, New Orleans found its magic formula once again.
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  • Cris Collinsworth Knows More About What's Going On With The San…

    Cris Collinsworth Knows More About What's Going On With The San Diego Chargers Than Norv Turner

    deadspin.com Oct 8, 2012
    Cris Collinsworth predicted exactly how this game would end after noticing Jared Gaither lumbering before the final play, noting "Gaither looks lame, he's gonna have to get some help here or Wilson's gonna get a sack to end this game." And wou…
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  • Brees sets record, throws 4 TDs as Saints win

    Brees sets record, throws 4 TDs as Saints win

    ESPN.com Oct 8, 2012
    Drew Brees broke a half-century-old NFL record by throwing a touchdown pass in his 48th straight game, and the New Orleans Saints won for the first time this season, 31-24 over the San Diego Chargers on Sunday night.
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  • Video - Monday Night Football Preview: Broncos Vs. Chargers 00:52

    Monday Night Football Preview: Broncos Vs. Chargers

    Oct 8
    Trent Dilfer looks ahead to the Monday Night Football matchup between the Broncos and the Chargers.
  • Video - GameDay: Chargers vs. Saints highlights 05:30

    GameDay: Chargers vs. Saints highlights

    Oct 8
    Drew Brees throws for 370 yards and four touchdowns to help the Saints pick up their first win of the season with a 31-24 victory over the Chargers.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Arians, Colts keep beloved Pagano close to heart in stirring w…

    Oct 8
    There are a lot of stories in the naked city this morning -- the Brees ascension over the great Unitas, the 49ers playing like the '66 Packers, the air being let out of the Buffalo Counterfeit Bills, Eric Winston in a rage, Wes Welker with a needle, Chi…
  • Peter King: Arians, Colts keep beloved Pagano close to heart in stirring w…

    Oct 8
    There are a lot of stories in the naked city this morning -- the Brees ascension over the great Unitas, the 49ers playing like the '66 Packers, the air being let out of the Buffalo Counterfeit Bills, Eric Winston in a rage, Wes Welker with a needle, Chi…
  • Don Banks: Broncos were prepared mentally, but not physically, for Patriot…

    Oct 8
    FOXBORO, Mass. -- After another loss to New England was in the books -- their third in the span of 10 games, including last season's playoffs -- Champ Bailey and the rest of his Broncos teammates found the repetition of it all a little wearing.
  • Don Banks: No shortage of heroes in Colts' inspiring tribute win; more Sna…

    Oct 8
    FOXBORO, Mass. -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we take stock of an offensively sloppy but memorable Week 5 in the NFL....