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The San Diego Chargers are members of the West division of the AFC in the National Football League since 1970. They spent their first season in Los Angeles, California before moving to San Diego where they play all home games out of Qualcomm Stadium. The stadium is an open-air multi-purpose stadium located at 9449 Friars Road and has a seating capacity of 70,561 and has hosted three Super Bowls (1988, 1998, and 2003). The Chargers fight song is “San Diego Super Chargers”, the team colors are navy blue, powder blue, white and gold. The franchise is owned by Alex Spanos and George Pernicano, GM of operations is Dean Spanos, with Mike McCoy as head coach since 2013. Since joining the NFL in 1970 the Chargers have been to the playoffs thirteen times, had four appearances in the AFC championship game and lost Super Bowl XXIX to the SF 49ers. Still very tentative in his rookie year #28 RB Melvin Gordon is stutter-stepping at the line of scrimmage and admits he needs to work on being more decisive and prove his ability to improve on being able to run in traffic with more assertiveness. Leading the Chargers is five year veteran WR Austin Pettis who started out number two on the depth chart behind Johnson at slot receiver, currently leading with five receptions and 39 yards. Experienced quarterback Philip Rivers said that “Austin’s done a nice job” and Pettis thinks Austin has adapted very well to San Diego’s scheme on offense.
Chargers 7 - Chiefs 19
The 9-7 Kansas City Chiefs eliminated their AFC West rival San Diego Chargers from the playoffs in a 19-7 contest, in front of a packed house of Chiefs ticket holders at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday.
While the game was going on, the Chiefs had a chance to make the playoffs themselves but needed help with Baltimore and Houston losses. Throughout the matchup, it appeared that it could have happened but the Chiefs were unaware of what was going on with the rest of the league. Both the Ravens and Texans came from behind to pull out victories ending the Chief’s chances of playing in the playoffs.
When Kansas City got to the locker room they learned of their fate and the disappointment most likely overshadowed their solid performance on the field. Chief’s linebacker Justin Houston had four sacks breaking Derrick Thomas’ franchise record with 22 on the season. With quarterback Alex Smith sidelined with a spleen injury, Chase Daniels did a serviceable job throwing for 157 yards without an interception.
In the loss, Chargers’ quarterback Philip Rivers threw for 291 yards with two interceptions and the Chargers really never gave themselves a chance in the game, creating too many mistakes to overcome.
Both teams suffered insurmountable injuries throughout the season and will now be watching the NFL post season from their couches and the golf course. In a tough AFC West division, 2015 will no doubt be another chance to flourish for both teams as they have the talent and fan base to succeed.
Chargers 27 - Rams 24
In a game filled with crazy plays and several lead changes, the San Diego Chargers held on to beat the St. Louis Rams 27-24 on Sunday afternoon.
The Chargers, 7-4 won their second straight game after a three-game losing streak with the help of quarterback Phillip Rivers, who finished with 291 passing yards and a 29-yard touchdown pass to Keenan Allen. San Diego’s defense also added a score with a 13-yard fumble return by linebacker Andrew Gachkar in the third quarter.
St Louis started out strong but it wasn’t in the cards as the Rams had two Shaun Hill touchdown passes nullified by penalties and a field goal attempt blocked. With less than one minute left on the clock, journeyman Hill had the Rams in scoring position at the goal line. He attempted to force a pass to Kenny Britt and was intercepted by Chargers strong safety Marcus Gilchrist to seal the 4-7 Rams fate.
With this win the Chargers now sit in a tie with the Kansas City Chiefs for second place in the AFC West while the Rams who were looking to win two straight for the first time this season, fall to last place in the NFC West by three games.
San Diego heads to Baltimore in Week 13 to challenge the Ravens while St Louis gets to stay home and take on the Oakland Raiders who are coming off their first win of the season.
Currently home to San Diego Charger from the years of 1967-present, the Holiday Bowl, NCAA, and the San Diego State Aztecs football, NCAA on select occasion. The stadium has formerly been called San Diego Stadium and San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium, which is where the stadium gets one of its nicknames. The multi-purpose stadium is referred to as “The Q” and or “The Murph”. It has hosted three Super Bowls in the years of 1988 at Super Bowl XXII, Super Bowl XXXII in 1998 and then Super Bowl XXXVII in 2003. One boasting fact that still stands is that it is the only stadium to host both the Super Bowl and the World Series in the same year, which was 1998. The Stadium joins the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis when it hosted the 1991 World Series, and the Super Bowl XXVI, and the 1985 Major League Baseball All-Star Game and finally Los Angeles memorial Coliseum accomplished this goal in 1959.
The square-circle or “octorad” design or style which at the time was thought to be an improvement from the cookie cutter stadiums they were pumping out in the day. That time is behind us now. Stadiums are built to symbolize and exemplify the entire community and team they are going to represent. Some think this facility is a bit to spread out and not quite intimate enough, but for the most part it is a beautiful design.