During his introductory news conference, even Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn slipped up, saying he was proud to be the new head coach of the San Diego Chargers instead of the newly named Los Angeles Chargers.
Even after leading his team to a wining record in his first season as a starter previous year, Siemian was forced to earn the job again during this past offseason-a second-straight quarterback competition with Paxton Lynch-and he did.
"There are some things we could've done better to help ourselves", Lynn said. The Chargers won the first ever match up between the two teams, 23-19 and would go on to win the first four games. Although postgame he said he's "absolutely not" a dual threat quarterback, outside linebacker Von Miller disagreed, playfully saying he saw a little Michael Vick in No. 13 on the night. Being that it's week one and the majority of both teams are still intact I'll say the Bolts win 31-24. "The defense is a whole lot better and the offense is a whole lot better".
Those injuries included stud wide receiver Keenan Allen and All-Pro cornerback Jason Verrett. It just seems like on film a new Chargers team.More news: Pope Francis left bloodied and black-eyed after Popemobile incident
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Bradford, who became just the second Vikings QB to throw for at least 300 yards and three TDs in a season opener, capped both drives with touchdown passes to Stefon Diggs, who was honouring Vikings great Randy Moss with a special pair of purple cleats.
"It really isn't on my mind", Gates told the Chargers website of the impending milestone. "I felt like we had a chance to block everyone today". "I turned my head around as I was being tackled, and he missed it".
But the contest was a far bigger headache than what might have been expected, starting as the third quarter drew to a close. I need one.' But one isn't the destination for me. "I have 16 weeks".
The Broncos held Rivers to 115 yards passing through three quarters but let him engineer a comeback when Siemian threw an interception and Jamaal Charles fumbled on plays that were upheld despite video evidence that had the crowd of 76,324 convinced they should have been overturned. Barring any unforeseen injuries in the game, this should be a barn burner.
FAST FACTS: Chargers TE Antonio Gates, who is tied with Tony Gonzalez with 111 touchdown receptions, needs one more catch in the end zone to break the all-time record for most touchdowns by a tight end.
The defense will look to keep it rolling, but will have to adjust to a new defensive coordinator and the retirement of DeMarcus Ware as well as the release of T.J. Ward.