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Post by Fapplatte » 29 Aug 2020, 22:06

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LAC (2-2) | 7 | 7 | 0 | 6 || 20
TB (2-2) | 7 | 14 | 0 | 0 || 21
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Los Angeles struggles in the tropical rainstorm as Tampa eek one through at home

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TAMPA, October 4 -- After riding high following their 38-8 victory over the Carolina Panthers, the LA Chargers were dealt a dosage of reality as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers handed them a 21-20 loss, following a botched extra point attempt late in the fourth which would have tied the game. With consistent downpour throughout the game, it turned into a dog fight within the trenches. Casey Hayward put Los Angeles ahead early with a 71 yard interception return before Tom Brady answered back with a 15-play, 76 yard drive. Brady, who threw for 163 yards, threw for 107 yards in the first quarter as Ronald Jones led the way for the rest of the game, which included a 96 yard touchdown in the second quarter as he gashed the Chargers’ defense for 242 total yards.

Los Angeles struggled on offense. Justin Herbert threw a costly bomb which was returned for a touchdown as time expired in the second quarter and nothing they tried to achieve on offense worked. The defense kept them in the game, with Joey Bosa coming up with 4 sacks, one which forced a fumble on third down. The football Gods were not in favour of LA, as that fumble crept across the first down marker with Tampa Bay recovering. The loss leaves the Los Angeles Chargers sitting at 2-2 with the first quarter of the season finished. They week they face the 1-3 New Orleans Saints on Monday night with Drew Brees looking to right New Orleans’ path before it’s another disappointing end to a season which had Super Bowl aspirations throughout the offseason.



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Scoring Summary
Quarter 1
[LAC] C. Hayward returned interception 74 yards (8:40)
[TB] R. Jones II 11 yard pass from T. Brady (2:26)

Quarter 2
[TB] R. Jones II 96 yard run (7:43)
[LAC] D. Freeman 11 yard run (0:47)
[TB] M. Stewart returned interception 87 yards (0:00)

Quarter 4
[LAC] A. Ekeler 2 yard run (9:04)

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Los Angeles Chargers
Justin Herbert: 20 of 38, 180 yards, 2 interceptions
Devonta Freeman: 8 carries, 58 yards, 1 touchdown
Jaylen Samuels: 8 carries, 43 yards & 7 receptions, 30 yards
Austin Ekeler: 7 carries, 41 yards, 1 touchdown & 2 receptions, 21 yards
Hunter Henry: 6 receptions, 81 yards
Mike Williams: 3 receptions, 29 yards
DaeSean Hamilton: 2 receptions, 19 yards
Desmond King: 8 tackles
Derwin James: 7 tackles, 2 tfl
Joey Bosa: 6 tackles, 2 tfl, 4 sacks, 1 ff

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tom Brady: 21 of 32, 163 yards, 1 touchdown, 1 interception
Ronald Jones II: 17 carries, 149 yards, 1 touchdown & 8 receptions, 93 yards, 1 touchdown
Charles Godwin: 4 receptions, 21 yards
Rob Gronkowski: 3 receptions, 16 yards
T Gabriel: 3 receptions, 20 yards
Devin White: 16 tackles, 4 tfl
A Winfield Jr: 10 tackles, 1 sack
A Adams: 9 tackles, 1 tfl, 1 sack
C. Davis III: 4 tackles, 1 interception
S. Barrett: 5 tackles, 0.5 sacks
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Post by Baze » 29 Aug 2020, 22:15

need more production out of Ekeler
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Post by Captain Canada » 30 Aug 2020, 00:04

Horrid game to lose
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Post by Fapplatte » 30 Aug 2020, 18:32

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Cleveland remain undefeated with statement win over Dallas

The Cleveland Browns blew out the Dallas Cowboys, 31-17, en-route to a 4-0 start to their 2020 season. Baker Mayfield was lethal on offense, finishing with a 110.1 quarterback rating while running backs Nick Chubb (21 carries, 80 yards, 1 touchdown) and Kareem Hunt (7 carries, 25 yards, 2 touchdowns) mowed over the Dallas Cowboys defense. It wasn't a good day for Dallas, who fall to 3-1 as they watch the New York Giants top the NFC East in one of the biggest surprises in football this season.

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Giants start out of the gate, 4-0, thanks to an all-round team effort
The New York Giants went on the road and won ugly against the LA Rams this weekend. Daniel Jones finished with a 91.9 quarterback rating, leading a mistake free offensive unit to victory. The LA Rams aren't faring well this season. It truly looks like their journey to the top of the NFL was very short lived.
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Packers team to beat in the NFC?
Aaron Rodgers has the Green Bay Packers sitting at 4-0 after their big win over the Atlanta Falcons. Aaron Rodgers threw for 310 yards and 2 touchdowns, with new-comer Devin Funchess hurling in 7 receptions for 94 yards and a touchdown. Running back Aaron Jones stormed in for 2 touchdowns off 13 carries and 77 yards.
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Players of the Week
QB Kirk Cousins (MIN): 24 of 34, 364 yards, 4 touchdowns
CB Shaquill Griffin (SEA): 4 tackles, 2 interceptions
QB Deshaun Watson (HOU): 23 of 34, 305 yards, 4 touchdowns & 3 carries, 4 yards, 1 touchdown
LE Joey Bosa (LAC): 6 tackles, 4 sacks, 1 ff
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Notable Injuries
MLB Lavonte David (TB): 3 weeks (Forearm fracture)
RE Ndamukong Suh (TB): Season (Complete MCL tear)
ROLB Darron Lee (CIN): 1 weeks (Abdominal tear)
CB Jamel Dean (TB): 2 weeks (Partial PCL tear)
TE Zach Ertz (PHI): 1 weeks (Broken collarbone)
RG Brandon Brooks (PHI): Season (Achilles tear)
WR Josh Gordon (ATL): Season (Achilles tear)
CB Jason McCourty (NE): 3 weeks (Ruptured disk)
RE Chase Young (WAS): 0 weeks (Torn Labrum)
RB Alvin Kamara (NO): Season (Broken femur)
CB Mike Hilton (PIT): 3 weeks (Dislocated ankle)
WR Keenan Allen (LAC): 3 weeks (Broken ribs)
DT Derrick Nnadi (KC): 3 weeks (Broken ribs)
RB Saquon Barkley (NYG): 3 weeks (Dislocated elbow)
MLB Dont'a Hightower (NE): 5 weeks (Hamstring tear)
CB Kyle Fuller (CHI): 6 weeks (Dislocated ankle)
CB Buster Skrine (CHI): 10 weeks (Partial ACL tear)
CB Jamel Dean (TB): 2 weeks (Partial PCL tear)
RG Trai Turner (LAC): 3 weeks (Lower body)
TE Zach Ertz (PHI): 1 weeks (Broken collarbone)
RG Brandon Brooks (PHI): Season (Achilles tear)
ROLB Bud Dupree (PIT): 4 weeks (Broken toe)
QB Ryan Tannehill (TEN): 5 weeks (Broken collarbone)
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Post by Fapplatte » 30 Aug 2020, 21:05

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Week 4 rewind: Chargers fall to 2-2 after disappointing ending in Tampa
nfl.com/chargers/morningcoffee | October 5th, 2020


  • The Chargers special teams needs work: Michael Badgley may be knwon as the 'Money Badger', but that wasn't the case last week as his extra point miss was a contributing factor to the Chargers 21-20 loss to Tampa Bay. He's missed two extra point's this season. His first had no bearing on the outcome against the Bengals in the opener. This one? Well, if he contributes to more losses he may find himself on the free agency wire. Coming into the 2020 season, the third-year kicker had converted 28 of his 32 tries. His last second 60-yard field goal was his first miss of the season too. He needs to improve and get back to his previous form.
  • Ekeler reportedly unhappy in current scheme: Coming into the season, Ekeler inked a four-year $24.5 million contract extension with the Chargers. He hasn't lived up to that average of $6.1M per season. He hasn't had the opportunities to do so. The 25-year old running back is reportedly unhappy with his current playing time in Los Angeles after Melvin Gordon left town which gave him the free lane at starting at running back. This season, he's split time with Devonta Freeman and Jaylen Samuels. The Chargers are reportedly interested in chasing after Kareem Hunt or Le'Veon Bell for next season. Ekeler still has time to change their minds but his production hasn't warranted a #1 role in the Chargers offense.
  • Mike Williams wants to be the man: Mike Williams wants to take up the #1 role seriously, with the team announcing they won't rush Keenan Allen back into the roster. With Allen likely out for a couple of more games, Williams has the chance to turn heads in New Orleans on Monday night. Justin Herbert threw the most he has had to do all season against Tampa Bay, will that result in him airing it out in Louisiana or will they return to grinding out the run game. Williams believes he can be the guy that can kickstart the Chargers offense when it is needed.

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Post by mvp » 31 Aug 2020, 13:38

Sound like a revolving door at rb. Who you liking best this season so far?
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Post by RoyalTy » 31 Aug 2020, 16:31

LA not used to all that rain. Gonna have to abuse P.J. Williams in NOLA and air it out, a 1-3 Saints squad is going to put up a fight I imagine
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Post by Fapplatte » 31 Aug 2020, 17:20

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nfl.com/chargers/morningcoffee | October 11th, 2020

Week 5 Preview: at New Orleans Saints
Record: 1-3, 1-0 NFC South

Team Leaders
Passing: Drew Brees (72% completion, 975 yards, 5 touchdowns, 4 interceptions, 96.3 QB rating)
Rushing: Latavius Murray (57 carries, 224 yards, 1 touchdown)
Receiving: Michael Thomas (25 receptions, 319 yards, 1 touchdown)
Defense: Alex Anzalone (30 tackles, 2 tfl)

Team Rankings
Total Offense: 24th
Total Defense: 18th
Points Per Game: 20th
Turnover Differential: 26th

Injuries
RB Alvin Kamara (season)

After starting the season 1-0, the New Orleans Saints have lost three consecutive to the Las Vegas Raiders, Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions. Two of their losses came by three points. In an alternative reality, they could be sitting pretty with a 3-1 record. They haven't played bad this season. Without star offensive weapon Alvin Kamara, Drew Brees has still completed a high percentage of his passes while Michael Thomas is still unguardable. He's on pace for another 100 reception season. Latavius Murray has filled in nicely, although with the scheme installed in New Orleans, he's played second fiddle to Drew Brees who airs it out in a receiving corps which boasts Thomas, Jared Cook, Emmanuel Sanders and Tre'Quan Smith. The Chargers have one of the best defenses in the NFL. They'll look to blitz and force a 40-year old quarterback into uncomfortable throws against arguably the best secondary in the NFL. Los Angeles will look to pound the rock against the Saints. Prime time game and on the road, they don't know how their rookie quarterback will react against such pressure. With a hybrid role of three backs, the Chargers have the means to run heavy - which they have done all season and successfully too, despite losing guard Trai Turner and wide receiver Keenan Allen to injury. It's a must win game for the New Orleans Saints, who will find themselves at 1-4 if the Los Angeles Chargers come out as victors. For the Bolts, a win would improve them to 3-2, which would be a pleasant surprise to the start of a new era in SoFi Stadium with Justin Herbert at quarterback.
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Post by Fapplatte » 31 Aug 2020, 17:21

mvp wrote:
31 Aug 2020, 13:38
Sound like a revolving door at rb. Who you liking best this season so far?
Seems no standout so far. Each week a different back performs.
RoyalTy wrote:
31 Aug 2020, 16:31
LA not used to all that rain. Gonna have to abuse P.J. Williams in NOLA and air it out, a 1-3 Saints squad is going to put up a fight I imagine
I'm expecting a loss, who knows.
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Post by Fapplatte » 31 Aug 2020, 17:59

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Failed two point conversion gives LA Chargers road win in Monday night thriller

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NEW ORLEANS, October 12 -- Holding his helmet high above his head with an irremovable grin, Justin Herbert jogged off the Superdome turf after securing his first primetime win. In a largely defensive game, which saw New Orleans mount a comeback and end in dramatic fashion, the Los Angeles Chargers defeated the New Orleans Saints, 24-22, in a Monday night thriller. Los Angeles opened up as 14-0 leaders before a safety and a touchdown drive engineered on the ensuing possessions saw the lead cut to just five points. A 12 yard touchdown run via a jet sweep by DaeSean Hamilton late in the third quarter looked to have sealed the victory before New Orleans scored two fourth quarter touchdowns, the latter on a 61 yard bomb to Michael Thomas, who was uncovered, which set up a two-point scenario to send the game to overtime or hand the Chargers the victory. The conversion failed and the Chargers escape New Orleans with two point victory. Of their four losses this season, three have come within three points for New Orleans. Talk about unfortunate score lines.

Justin Herbert did enough, game managing well as he completed 14 of his 23 passes for 146 yards and a touchdown while Austin Ekeler ran well between the tackles, tallying 81 yards and a touchdown off 18 carries while Hunter Henry was consistent over the middle, taking the big hits as he hurled in five catches for 52 yards. The story will come on defense. The Chargers sacked Drew Brees eight times. Jerry Tillery racked up four sacks, Linval Joseph recorded three and Joey Bosa got that all important fourth quarter sack. Despite the constant pressure, Drew Brees still found a way to move the chains, completing 31 of his 41 passes for 389 yards and three touchdowns with Michael Thomas grabbing 9 of those passes for 177 yards and two touchdowns. If there was a game the Saints badly missed Alvin Kamara, it may have been this one. Latavius Murray was held to just 22 yards off 6 carries while Ty Montgomery recorded 7 receptions out of the backfield for 42 yards. The play of the game surely came with 2:51 remaining in the third quarter when rookie Latavius Murray delivered a crushing hit on Michael Thomas, who fumbled the ball on the 16-yard line. The Chargers would drive down the field and score on DaeSean Hamilton’s jet sweep run. With the win, the LA Chargers improve to 3-2. With the loss, the Saints fall to 1-4 and with their season now looking in jeopardy just a quarter of the way through.




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Scoring Summary
Quarter 1
[LAC] J. Reed 8 yard pass from J. Herbert (5:49)

Quarter 2
[LAC] A. Ekeler 10 yard run (6:13)

Quarter 3
[NO] M. Davenport sacks J. Herbert for Safety (6:13)
[NO] M. Thomas 1 yard pass from D. Brees (5:56)
[LAC] D. Hamilton 12 yard run (1:53)

Quarter 4
[NO] T. Smith 25 yard pass from D. Brees (6:56)
[LAC] M. Badgley 46 yard FG (1:40)
[NO] M. Thomas 61 yard pass from D. Brees (2 point conversion failed - 0:28)

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Los Angeles Chargers
Justin Herbert: 14 of 23, 146 yards, 1 touchdown, 93.7 rating
Austin Ekeler: 18 carries, 81 yards, 1 touchdown
Jaylen Samuels: 5 carries, 38 yards & 2 receptions, 11 yards
Hunter Henry: 5 receptions, 52 yards
Mike Williams: 5 receptions, 60 yards
DaeSean Hamilton: 1 reception, 15 yards & 1 carries, 12 yards, 1 touchdown
Drue Tranquill: 10 tackles, 1 tfl
Chris Harris Jr: 8 tackles
Jerry Tillery: 4 tackles, 4 sacks
Linval Joseph: 4 tackles, 3 sacks

New Orleans Saints
Drew Brees: 31 of 41, 389 yards, 3 touchdowns, 129.0 rating
Latavius Murray: 6 carries, 22 yards
Ty Montgomery: 2 carries, 13 yards & 7 receptions, 42 yards
Michael Thomas: 9 receptions, 177 yards, 2 touchdowns
Jared Cook: 7 receptions, 67 yards
Tre'Quan Smith: 5 receptions, 68 yards, 1 touchdown
Demario Davis: 8 tackles, 1 tfl
Alex Anzalone: 7 tackles
Marcus Williams: 6 tackles, 1 tfl
Marcus Davenport: 5 tackles, 1 tfl, 1 sack, 1 safety
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