COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Justin Herbert stood at the podium Friday answering questions about his rib injury and his recovery. Whether the Los Angeles Chargers quarterback will be able to perform in the pocket on Sunday remains to be seen.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — There's plenty to like about a matchup between quarterbacks Trevor Lawrence and Justin Herbert.
Not only are they at the top of the list for the league's best hair, but both are the leaders of their respective franchises.
JACKSONVILLE (1-1) at LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (1-1)
Sunday, 4:05 p.m. EDT, CBS
OPENING LINE: Chargers by 7, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amazon Prime Video's first regular-season game as the exclusive home of “Thursday Night Football” was a big hit.
Kansas City’s 27-24 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers last Thursday averaged 15.3 million viewers across all platforms according to Nielsen and Amazon's first party measurement.
KANSAS CITY (2-0) at INDIANAPOLIS (0-1-1)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, CBS
OPENING LINE: Chiefs by 6½, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — No NFL team has fewer victories on the West Coast than the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The franchise is 3-15 all-time in the Pacific Time Zone and winless when facing the Chargers on the road: 0-4 in San Diego and 0-1 in Los Angeles.
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Quarterback Justin Herbert was mainly a bystander Wednesday as the Los Angeles Chargers went through their first practice in preparation for Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs and Chargers were locked in a tie game early in the fourth quarter last Thursday, and Kansas City was facing fourth-and-goal with an opportunity to take its first lead of the game.
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Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert has fractured rib cartilage after taking a hit during the fourth quarter of Thursday night's 27-24 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
ARIZONA (0-1) at LAS VEGAS (0-1)
Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS
OPENING LINE: Raiders by 5 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs offense had been struggling all night against a ferocious Chargers pass rush when Jaylen Watson, an unheralded seventh-round draft pick, and the rest of the defense bailed them out.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert was left to walk gingerly into the trainer's room inside Arrowhead Stadium, his left arm held tightly to his battered ribs, after Los Angeles blew a 10-point halftime lead and lost 27-24 to the AFC West-rival Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — In a showdown between the Chiefs and Chargers, two of the league's best teams led by two of the game's bright young quarterbacks, an unheralded seventh-round draft pick who a few years ago was working alongside his mother in a Wendy's restaurant stole the show.
For the Arizona Cardinals and Las Vegas Raiders, the 2022 season started with a dud.
Roger Bennett remembers calling his father in Liverpool, England, and having his father hold the phone next to the television so he could experience his beloved Everton in the FA Cup semifinals.
To say those days are long, thankfully gone, is an understatement.
HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Las Vegas quarterback Derek Carr threw to wide receiver Davante Adams 17 times in the Raiders’ season-opening loss to the Los Angeles Chargers, tied for third-most toward one target during his career.
Patrick Mahomes loses sleep preparing for Thursday night games.
Pro Picks had a restless weekend after a rough Week 1.
The rebound begins when Mahomes leads the Kansas City Chiefs (1-0) against Justin Herbert and the Los Angeles Chargers (1-0) in the first exclusive Thursday night game on Prime Video.
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen has been declared out for Thursday night's game against the Kansas City Chiefs because of a hamstring injury.
Allen sustained the injury during the first half of Sunday's 24-19 win over the Las Vegas Raiders.
LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (1-0) at KANSAS CITY (1-0)
Thursday, 8:15 p.m. EDT, Prime Video
OPENING LINE: Chiefs by 3 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have taken on an almost unbeatable air in the AFC West over the past six years, not only winning the division each time but losing just six games total against some of their longest-standing rivals.
Preseason rest appeared to lead to a little bit of rust in Week 1 for several of the NFL's top quarterbacks.
More than one-third of the league's Week 1 starting quarterbacks didn't play a single snap in the preseason and most of those 11 QBs didn't play anywhere close to their usual form.
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Khalil Mack hasn't had much time to reflect on his Los Angeles Chargers debut, especially since they have a short week before facing the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night.
Not many people get to be a pioneer at 77 years old, especially in sports broadcasting.
That will be the case, though, when Al Michaels calls Thursday night’s game between the Los Angeles Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs on Prime Video.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It's sometimes difficult to believe that Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, for all that he's accomplished during his young but brilliant NFL career, would carry such a considerable chip on his shoulder.
Thursday night's game between the Los Angeles Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs kicks off Amazon Prime Video's 11-year agreement with the NFL to carry “Thursday Night Football”.
Here's what we know about the easiest way to find the games each week as well as why the NFL is entering the streaming universe:
Most teams would have their offensive game plan cut in half if their top receiver was injured in the second quarter.
The Los Angeles Chargers showed they have players who can pick up the slack.
The addition of Davante Adams was as good as advertised for the Las Vegas Raiders.
The issues on the offensive line and in the secondary also were what was expected and helped contribute to a season-opening 24-19 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Just about the only negatives for the Chiefs in their 44-21 win Sunday in Arizona came from the trainer's tent.
Patrick Mahomes threw for 360 yards and five touchdowns without an interception, and his rebuilt wide receiver group hardly missed Tyreek Hill.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tom Brady and Mike Evans connected on a punctuating touchdown, Leonard Fournette ran for 127 yards, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers dominated the Cowboys 19-3 Sunday night while Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott departed with a hand injury.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Justin Herbert won't mind getting equal billing with Khalil Mack if it keeps producing wins.
Herbert had the 13th three-touchdown pass game of his young, prolific career, and Mack had three sacks in his Chargers debut as Los Angeles beat the Las Vegas Raiders 24-19 on Sunday.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — On their first snap of their first game together in nine years, Derek Carr dropped back and immediately hit Davante Adams for an 11-yard completion.
On the opening drive alone, Carr threw to his old college buddy a whopping five times.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Chargers receiver Keenan Allen didn't play after halftime in Los Angeles' season opener because of a hamstring injury.
Allen got hurt in the second quarter Sunday against the Las Vegas Raiders.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Even though it's a new season, Justin Herbert and the Los Angeles Chargers still can't shake the bitter memory of last season's 35-32 Week 18 overtime loss to the Las Vegas Raiders.
LAS VEGAS (10-8) at LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (9-8)
Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS
OPENING LINE: Chargers by 3 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — J.C. Jackson is out of his walking boot and is likely to be a game-time decision when the Los Angles Chargers host the Las Vegas Raiders in Sunday's regular-season opener.
HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Las Vegas Raiders tight end Darren Waller is ready for the start of the season — contract extension, or not.
Waller spoke to the media Tuesday, the first time since announcing last week he was switching agents, from Klutch Sports to Drew Rosenhaus and Robert Bailey.
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — For nearly six months, Tom Telesco has heard how good the Los Angeles Chargers look on paper with one of the league's top young quarterbacks and after aggressively addressing the defense in the offseason.
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — One year ago, Trey Pipkins III was struggling to maintain his place on the Los Angeles Chargers' roster.
Today, he is their starting offensive right tackle.
Pipkins' progress over the past year and consistent training camp helped him win the starting spot over Storm Norton going into the regular-season opener against the Las Vegas Raiders on Sept.
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Hoping to find a reliable backup to Austin Ekeler, the Los Angeles Chargers signed running back Sony Michel on Wednesday.
Michel, a first-round pick by New England in 2018, was with the Miami Dolphins during the preseason, but was released in the final round of roster cuts on Tuesday.
DENVER (AP) — The AFC West no longer looks like such a cakewalk for the Kansas City Chiefs now that Tyreek Hill is dashing past defenders in Miami.
Not only did the Chiefs shockingly send Patrick Mahomes' top receiver to the Dolphins for a fistful of draft picks, but their rivals all made major moves in hopes of ending Kansas City's divisional dominance.
Ernie Zampese, one of the architects of the Dan Fouts-led “Air Coryell” offense with the San Diego Chargers and Troy Aikman's play-caller for the last of the Dallas Cowboys' three Super Bowl titles in the 1990s, has died.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Saints quarterback Jameis Winston looked ready for the regular season in his first game since seriously injuring his left knee last Halloween.
Winston completed all four of his passes for 59 yards in the only series he played, setting up the first of Mark Ingram's two touchdowns in New Orleans' 27-10 preseason victory over the Los Angeles Chargers on Friday night.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have yet another new kicker, their second of the week and fifth since training camp opened a month ago.
The Jaguars claimed Jake Verity off waivers from Indianapolis on Friday.
After one of the wildest offseasons in NFL history featuring blockbuster trades, rapid free-agency movement, record-setting contracts and plenty of off-field drama, the regular season is almost here.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The velocity with which Jameis Winston threw this week, and his form on a baseball-style slide during a scramble, generated talk of the New Orleans Saints quarterback’s background as a two-sport athlete in college.
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — J.C. Jackson could be ready to play when the Los Angeles Chargers begin the regular season after undergoing ankle surgery Tuesday, coach Brandon Staley said Wednesday.
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Justin Herbert has the most passing yards, completions and touchdowns through his first two years than any quarterback in NFL history.
Yet, for all that Herbert has done, it hasn’t resulted in the Los Angeles Chargers getting to the postseason.