Chargers win game, but lose Woodhead and Addae to injury

Chargers Rout Jaguars 38-14 In Home Opener
Travis Benjamin, Melvin Gordon and the rest of the San Diego Chargers offensive was explosive all-day long and never gave the Jacksonville Jaguars a chance to catch up.

Chargers RB Danny Woodhead carted off the field – Bolts from the Blue
After being tackled by Jaguars linebacker Telvin Smith, Woodhead stayed down on the turf for an extended period of time. He was eventually helped off the field by trainers. He did not put any weight whatsoever on his right leg. He was then put on the cart and driven off to the locker room for further evaluation.

VIDEO: Chargers Discuss A Big Win Over Jaguars And Responding After Losing Danny Woodhead
Philip Rivers, Travis Benjamin and Tyrell Williams discuss a big 38-14 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars and picking up offensively after losing Danny Woodhead. Cornerback Casey Hayward on how the team responded after losing a big piece and his 2 INT day.

REPORT: Jahleel Addae broke his collarbone – Bolts from the Blue
This could mean Addae is heading to the IR for now. As a refresher, teams do not have to designate ahead of time that a player is “designated to return.” Players on the IR are eligible to return after being out for at least 6 weeks. However a team can still only choose one player to return. This decision could get complicated for the Chargers if Danny Woodhead’s injury is in fact an MCL sprain that could have a similar return timetable.

VIDEO: Chargers Recap – Bolts Win Big Over Jaguars
Posting a similar score at halftime as they did in Kansas City last week, the Chargers were able to learn from their past mistakes and get a win in front of their hometown crowd.

Two Chargers raise fist during national anthem – San Diego Union-Tribune
To the left, Joe Barksdale raised a right fist in the air. To the right, Chris Hairston did the same. The two Chargers offensive tackles held the pose Sunday on the home sideline for the entirety of the national anthem, the gesture something they didn’t spend the week planning but rather a response to a subject long on their mind.

Rams’ defense puts on show worthy of Los Angeles’ stage – USA Today
In front of 91,000 fans that just wanted to see the NFL back in Los Angeles, the Rams didn’t even need help from their own offense to get a big win against the division rival Seattle Seahawks.

Chargers view a move to Los Angeles in 2017 as increasingly inevitable – CBS Sports
With the football world’s attention focused on Los Angeles Sunday as the Rams play the first regular-season game there in 22 years, it’s becoming increasingly likely that the St. Louis transplants share the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum with another NFL team in 2017. The San Diego Chargers brass is almost resigned to the fact that a November ballot initiative for a new downtown stadium will not go in their favor, and that a move to Los Angeles is inevitable, according to team sources.

Police union urges sheriffs not to escort Dolphins to stadium over anthem protest – Sports Illustrated
A Miami-area police union has asked the Broward Sheriff’s Office not to escort Dolphins players to home games until they stand for the national anthem.

“We’ve asked the deputies and the Broward Sheriff’s Office not to do the details anymore,” local union president Jeffery Bell told the Miami Herald.

Bell said that the players forfeit their right to freedom of speech while playing in the NFL.

Aztecs No. 22 in the latest AP Top 25 poll – San Diego Union-Tribune
Cal’s 50-43 upset of the No. 11-ranked Longhorns paid immediate dividends for the Aztecs, who on Sunday morning found themselves ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 poll for the first time in 21 years.

SDSU checks in at No. 22, the first Aztecs sighting in the AP Top 25 since Nov. 7, 1995, when they were No. 25.

Rosales honors Solarte, late wife on homer –
Adam Rosales crushed a second-inning offering from Rockies starter Chad Bettis into the left-field seats. When he crossed the plate, he slowed down and executed a pronounced overhand clap with his right hand — Yangervis Solarte’s trademarked celebration.

Solarte’s wife, Yuliett, passed away this weekend after complications from her battle with cancer. She was 31.

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