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COSTA MESA — The Chargers are tied for the worst record in the AFC West. But in an NFL season with few dominant teams,Womens Dalvin Cook Jersey, they can still make plenty of noise through the final eight weeks.
after his team’s bye. “I’d like to be in a better position,” Coach Anthony Lynn said Monday,“I like our chances, but everything’s still in front of us. The whole division is still in front of us. We’re not out of this yet.”
who did not play in Week 1 due to Hurricane Irma. Eleven of them won their next game. How much the break helped those teams is unclear: Five post-bye victories this season have come against the 49ers and the Giants, 18 teams have played games after a weekend off — including Miami and Tampa Bay,Might the rest do the Chargers (3-5) some good? This season, franchises that have combined for a 1-16 record so far this fall.
the Giants pulled off their lone win in Denver,Curiously, against a Broncos squad that looked rusty after its own bye week in early October.
” said Lynn,“I’m not sure if that’s an advantage at all, whose Chargers are due to visit Jacksonville this Sunday. “I’ve seen teams come off a bye and don’t play very well. I’ve seen teams that are playing stay in the same rhythm.”
and pull within a few possessions of upsetting the defending champion Patriots. They’re staring up at the division, Lynn has seen his team lose four straight, but the next few rungs of the ladder are within reach: Oakland is a half-game ahead with four wins, win three straight,Halfway through his debut campaign as a head coach, and Kansas City leads the way at 6-3.
Lynn opted to cancel all practices during last week’s bye,Womens Allen Robinson Jersey,With four of their losses coming by eight or fewer points, giving players time to decompress and get away from football.
like cornerback Casey Hayward,Womens Joey Bosa Jersey, like defensive tackles Brandon Mebane and Damion Square,Authentic Melvin Ingram Jersey, stayed in town. By Monday,Some,Authentic Dalvin Cook Jersey, flew out of state to their offseason homes. Others, everyone had returned to the Chargers’ practice facility, rolling through what Lynn called a “bonus practice” — a session focused mostly on conditioning and individual work.
shoulder and foot injuries this season. He has yet to miss a game, for example, but Lynn said time away from the practice field has left the third-year pro “rusty” in pass protection. Because the Chargers run so many different offensive looks, has been slowed by knee,The rest of the week will be key for several players. Running back Melvin Gordon, tailbacks risk falling behind on playbook intricacies if they take too much time off.
you get a better feel for those guys.” Lynn said. “Young backs,“Veteran backs, they really need to get on the practice field.”
who was placed on injured reserve following preseason ankle surgery. The former second-round pick is eligible to make his season debut against the Jaguars,Lynn will also keep close watch on linebacker Denzel Perryman, but the Chargers will monitor how he looks practicing with the starting defense before officially placing him on the active roster.
” Lynn said. “How much? Right now,“My bet is Denzel’s going to play, we don’t know.”
Cardinals sign Tuerk
Max Tuerk is getting his next chance in Arizona.
giving the interior lineman another shot at making his NFL career debut. The former third-round pick adds depth to the Arizona offense,The Cardinals signed the second-year pro off the Chargers’ practice squad,Authentic Allen Robinson Jersey, which recently lost backup center Daniel Munyer to a toe injury.
Tuerk has yet to appear in a regular-season NFL game. He sat out the first four games of this season due to a PED suspension,Authentic Joey Bosa Jersey,An all-conference center at USC, and the Chargers waived him in early October. They re-signed him to their practice squad after losing starting left guard Matt Slauson to a season-ending biceps injury two weeks ago.
Lynn had not spoken with Tuerk as of Monday afternoon,Womens Dan Fouts Jersey,Womens Melvin Ingram Jersey,but wished the Santa Margarita Catholic alum well.
“I got the word last night,Authentic Dan Fouts Jersey,” Lynn said. “It’s a good move for him. Happy for him.”