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The tough 2015 San Diego Chargers season hit another stop yesterday, this one a difficult-to-swallow 10-3 loss to the Chiefs in Kansas City. The team is now 3-10, with their last home game coming up next week against the Dolphins.
- Instant Analysis: Chiefs 10, Chargers 3 – In three of the last four games played by the Chargers, the offense has managed to put up only 3 points. That’s not going to cut it in today’s NFL.
- Chargers Recap: Offense Stymied, Rivers Dejected, Chargers D Emerges In 10-3 Loss To The Chiefs (video) – The long season, full of losses and dejection, is taking its toll on the team’s veteran leadership.
- Chargers Locker Room: A Dejected Rivers, Verrett On The Defense, Malcom Floyd “That Was A Nightmare” – Below, hear from a despondent Philip Rivers, Malcom Floyd on his dropped pass and Jason Verret on the sole positive from the game, the play of the defense.
Chargers making wrong kind of history – San Diego Union-Tribune
Kevin Acee digs through the history of the San Diego Chargers and finds that, on the field, this is the second worst season the team has ever had.
Why Serena Williams is SI’s 2015 Sportsperson of the Year – Sports Illustrated
One of the most popular sports awards of the year has been given, and not everyone is thrilled with the chosen winner.
Padres confident catchers will sort out – MLB.com
The addition of catcher Christian Bethancourt from the Braves does not necessarily mean the Padres — with four catchers on the 40-man roster — will make a deal to move one of them this winter. If anything, the trade could signal that the team might want to allow 23-year-old Austin Hedges, who made his big league debut last season, the chance to develop more at the Triple-A level in 2016.
Padres remain a team without an identity – San Diego Union-Tribune
Bryce Miller mimics some of the thoughts that Jayson Stark laid out on Darren Smith’s show last week, that the San Diego Padres are stuck somewhere between rebuilding and going for it.
Gulls Roast Barracuda 5-0 in Road Trip Finale
The San Diego Gulls ended a three-game road losing streak in style, posting a 5-0 victory on Saturday afternoon. The Gulls (12-10-0-1) saw goalie Matt Hackett stop all 32 shots faced in his return from a four-game injury absence, posting his first shutout as a member of the Gulls and the fourth of his AHL career.
Sources: Andy Dalton likely out for season with fractured thumb – ESPN
The Bengals, who held the #1 seed in the AFC Playoffs before yesterday, now face big questions about how far they’ll fall and if they can win a playoff game without their starting QB.