Morning Dump: San Diego Chargers News Around the Web

By Ernie Padaon

Aug. 24, 2013; Glendale, AZ, USA: San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews (24) leaps towards the end zone prior to scoring a touchdown in the first quarter against the Arizona Cardinals during a preseason game at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Chargers take advantage of mistakes, beat ArizonaBoston.comThe Associated Press San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews (24) dives into the end zone for a touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half of a preseason NFL football game, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, in Glendale, Ariz.

Chargers plan to use Danny Woodhead like Darren SprolesPhilly.comThe San Diego Chargers expect to use running back Danny Woodhead in a role close to what Darren Sproles did during his time with the team. Woodhead will be making his preseason debut Saturday after missing the first two games with an injury.

Chargers score the most bizarre preseason touchdown you’ll seeUSA TODAYReggie Wayne’s tip-drill touchdown looked like it would be the wackiest touchdown of the 2013 NFL preseason. But that score looks like three yards and a cloud of dust compared to what the San Diego Chargers and Arizona Cardinals pulled off Saturday.

Chargers Record First Win of Mike McCoy EraChargers.comCarson Palmer drove the home team down the field, but the Chargers stopped them at the goal-line, forcing a field goal attempt. Once again the special teams came up big, as Kwame Geathers blocked the Dan Carpenter chip-shot to preserve the seven-point 

Chargers offense flashes with what it hasU-T San DiegoEn route to the Chargers‘ first touchdown under their starting quarterback this preseason, Rivers was running an offense with a tempo that matches his frenetic nature. (Honestly, when he argues with officials between plays, it doesn’t look so out of 

Three things revisited: Chargers-CardinalsESPN (blog)1. Whisenhunt homecoming. Former Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt returned to University of Phoenix Stadium as the Chargers‘ offensive coordinator. His quarterback, Philip Rivers, averaged only 3.9 yards per attempt and threw one interception with no