The Morning Charge - 11/22/10

Special teams: B

That punt return they allowed Eddie Royal was ludicrous. Kaeding can’t kick the ball 50 yards anymore. Scifres gets to watch punts land in front of him.

Call it a gut feeling, but Broncos coach Josh McDaniels said Saturday that just because the Chargers had struggled on special teams all season was no reason to believe San Diego would add more misery to its pile Monday night.

The Chargers stadium search is becoming a hot topic for in-depth media programs, with ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” turning over its 30-minute time slot to it Sunday and “These Days” on KPBS radio giving it the full hour treatment Monday. Recaps below.

Linebacker Shawne Merriman’s career with the Buffalo Bills may not include an actual game. That surprising piece of news was revealed by coach Chan Gailey during his Monday news conference with the Buffalo media.

Take away all those special teams blunders and turnovers, and this is how the San Diego Chargers were supposed to look all along.

Even with Antonio Gates still out and Vincent Jackson on the roster exempt list, Rivers threw for 138 yards and two touchdowns in the first half against the Broncos on Monday night to help build a 21-7 lead.

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