The Chargers’ old home is jilted, and in their new home, there’s little care or even knowledge about when and where they’re playing. It’s hard for a team to play in a place where it isn’t wanted and nobody cares.
The Kansas City game was a rout by a superior division foe, but Los Angeles’ losses to Miami and Philadelphia were two-point heartbreakers. There was Philip Rivers trying to outduel Jay Cutler and Carson Wentz, respectively, while having to drown out crowd noise in what’s supposed to be a comfortable environment for the offense.
“It’s certainly not ideal,” Rivers told reporters after Sunday’s 26-24 loss to the Eagles. “I don’t think it compares with other teams having three straight home games. It’s tough.
“I appreciate the Chargers fans that were here. I don’t want to insult the ones that aren’t. Who am I to say how they should spend an afternoon? It’s just not a home game.”
— Fox on replacing Glennon with Trubisky as the team’s starting quarterback: “Mitch is a different style of quarterback, a young one that’s not going to wave fairy dust (and automatically play well). He has still got to go out there and execute, but I think he’s ready and I’ve seen the improvement in practice.”
— Newton on his raised fist touchdown celebration in Sunday’s win over the Patriots: “It was to signify Black Power, but more importantly, I pray every night for God to give me a pinnacle to give people hope. I did it to raise — to show Black Pride because I am an African American, but more or less, I want all people just to see when I play, I want them to see the joy that I go out there and play with.”
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