Morning Dump: Chargers-Giants Previews

By Ernie Padaon

Dec 1, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) throws over the reach of Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap (96) during the second half at Qualcomm Stadium. The Bengals won 17-10. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Chargers host Giants in important interconference matchupFox News( – The San Diego Chargers are starting to play themselves out of the postseason picture and look to stay afloat when the New York Giants pay a visit to the west coast Sunday afternoon. Slated to play four of their last five games at 

Chargers President Donates $500K to UCSD for New Athletic CenterPatch.comDean Spanos, chairman of the board and president of the San DiegoChargers, has pledged $500,000 to UC San Diego to support a new Athletic Performance Center. The gift will support the expansion of the existing Alex G. Spanos Training Facility, located 

Chargers get extension to avoid blackoutESPN (blog)SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Chargers announced that the franchise received a 24-hour extension from the NFL by Thursday’s deadline to sell enough tickets to lift the local television blackout of Sunday’s game against the New York Giants at Qualcomm 

Giants-Chargers CapsuleKansas City StarChargers took Manning with No. 1 pick overall, then traded him to Giants some 45 minutes later for Rivers and handful of draft picks. … Manning is 0-2 vs. Chargers but has won two Super Bowl rings. … Manning aims for third game in row vs. San Diego 

Chargers‘ Troutman says Burfict baited him into a personal foulNBCSports.comChargers offensive lineman Johnnie Troutman picked up a personal foul penalty on Sunday against the Bengals, and he says the result is he learned a valuable lesson: When one player takes a cheap shot and another player reacts, the officials are going 

Chargers looking for more special returnsU-T San DiegoHawkins has been inactive for three games because bodies were needed at other positions, and when he has played he hasn’t been able to bust big plays that boost the Chargers‘ field position. In eight returns, Hawkins has a 22-yard average – 2 yards