Morning Dump: San Diego Chargers News Around the Web

By Ernie Padaon

Jan 5, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) throws a pass during first quarter of the AFC wild card playoff football game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Chargers say C Hardwick has concussion
Washington Post
SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Chargers say center Nick Hardwick sustained a concussion as well as a stinger Sunday in the team’s playoff victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. Rookie coach Mike McCoy, who’s loath to discuss injuries, said the concussion 

Chargers wary of Wes Welker’s return
ESPN (blog)
SAN DIEGO — Wes Welker won’t be sneaking under the radar when the San DiegoChargers travel to Denver to face the Broncos in the AFC divisional round of the playoffs. Welker. “He’s one of the best slot receivers of all time,” San Diego coach Mike 

Chargers‘ Philip Rivers enjoys play-changing responsibility, success in Mike 
The Star-Ledger –
CINCINNATI — Philip Rivers stepped up to the line and surveyed the Bengals’ defense. Rivers’ Chargers trailed 10-7 in Sunday’s AFC wild-card game, with seven minutes remaining in the third quarter. Rivers, in his eighth year as the Chargers‘ starting 

Chargers Look Forward to Denver
NBC 7 San Diego
Emotions ran high last night as the Chargers returned to their home on Murphy Canyon Road, only to be greeted by about three hundred fans cheering their wild card win over the Bengals. “It was a lot of excitement to see our fans behind us,” said 

Matchup: Chargers at Broncos
The Chargers pass defense has improved throughout the year, grading out as above average in terms of passing yards allowed per game over the final four weeks. But they’re not much above average, and during that same four-game span, Manning had 

Steelers fan in prison sues NFL, saying Chargers should not have 
By Rodger Sherman
We also think the Chargers don’t belong in the playoffs, but we haven’t sued the NFL about it.4

Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers appear on cover of Sports 
By Ben Eagle
Don’t write off the San Diego Chargers as Super Bowl contenders, writes Andy Benoit in this week’s issue of Sports Illustrated. “Few imagined that the Chargers, who on Dec.

Chargers vs. Broncos: Who Has the Edge at Every Position 
Despite much different paths to the postseason, the San Diego Chargers and the Denver Broncos are very similar teams. Both teams are from the AFC West and ..

Denver Broncos’ D keying on Chargers‘ run game –
The Denver defense is cognizant about bottling up Ryan Mathews and the San DiegoChargers‘ ground game if the Broncos want to advance past Divisional 

San Diego Chargers could be Cinderella of 2013 NFL playoffs – NFL 
INDIANAPOLIS — Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a wild and eventful NFL wild-card round, while spending a snowy Sunday in