Morning Dump


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In the heat of nearly every moment on a football field, San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers is said to be a man of many words — some more family friendly than others — whether his Chargers are winning big or getting their expletives handed to them.

There’s no question the Ravens defense is by far the best the Chargers will play this season. Baltimore has allowed just 15.3 points per game—third fewest in the league—and leads the league in sacks (45) and forced fumbles (19).

The last two weeks have been must-win games for the San Diego Chargers. Guess what? This is week number three in a row that the Bolts must win to keep any faint playoff hopes alive.

The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that the Chargers are protected contractually regarding injured left tackle Marcus McNeill. He hopes to recover from a season-ending neck injury by next year. However, if he doesn’t, the Chargers will be able to move on.

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, who has missed the past four games with a toe injury, was listed as questionable on Baltimore’s injury report after being a limited participant in practice for the third straight day Friday.

In the Week 14 Viewer’s Guide, I predicted there would be something crazy in the Chiefs-Jets game, but I didn’t think it was going to be Todd Haley getting an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty and then getting fired. Since I’m red-hot in the Crazy Prediction Category (one in a row), here’s another one: the Colts will win this week. With the Titans QB situation in flux, I’m smelling a late turnover to prevent 0-16. Remember, it’s really, really hard to go winless for an entire season. And here’s my trump card: Dan Orlovsky knows about going O-fer. He quarterbacked the Lions (to an 0-7 mark) in 2008 on their way to 0-16. Can you imagine if he’s in on two 0-16 teams? That’s a crueler fate than being Fred Merkle, Bill Buckner and Scott Norwood combined. God needs to channel-surf away from the Broncos just a few seconds for this one.

Each question was a variation of this: ‘Player X is having a great season. What impresses you about him?’ Recognizing the pattern, Head Coach Norv Turner put an end to it by expounding upon the entire Baltimore roster.

SAN DIEGO – The rotation at outside linebacker the last two games is a glimpse of what the Chargers expected when the team broke training camp in early September.