If you’ve soured on the Chargers so much that you won’t watch them Thursday — and who hasn’t? — tune in at 4:30 p.m. to NBCSN to watch the Canadian Football League as the Hamilton Tiger-Cats visit the Toronto Argonauts and local good guy Noel Prefontaine.
When Robert Meachem left practice early today with a hamstring injury, a realistic scenario arose where the Chargers enter Thursday night’s game with Malcom Floyd and a pair of pass catchers signed within the last eight days comprising their entire wide receiving corp.
Matt Cassel is getting another chance to be the Chiefs’ starting quarterback.
Cassel will start Thursday night’s game at San Diego because Brady Quinn has not been cleared to practice due to a concussion, regaining the starting job — at least for one week — that he lost after a dismal five-game stretch to start the season.
Punter Mike Scrifres is the ESPN Stats & Information punter of the week.
The Chargers lost their third straight game, 7-6 at Cleveland on Sunday. But Scrifres’ punting added two percent to the Chargers’ chances of winning the game. Scrifres averaged 46.5 yards on six punts and had just two punts returned against him for a total of 7 yards.