NFL RUSH
Team Report Cards: Chargers Need a Spark

The Chargers hopes definitely were a little dimmer when they heard Peyton Manning joined the AFC West at the beginning of the season but winning seven games is still just not enough.  QB Philip Rivers will need to reenergize this team come 2013. 


San Diego Chargers

2012 Record: 7-9

 

Grade: C

 

The Good:

 

  • - LB Shaun Phillips led the team with 9.5 sacks
  • - Even in a “down” year, QB Phillip Rivers threw for 26 TDs with a QB Rating of 88.6
  • - Free agent signings of RB Danny Woodhead and DB Derek Cox

 

 

The Bad:

 

  • - They had the 30th ranked offense in total yards
  • - RB Ryan Mathews gained only 707 yards on a career low 3.8 yards per carry
  • - Their OL gave up the league's 4th most sacks at 49

 

 

The Future:

 

  • - Draft Position #11: G Chance Warmack, NT Star Lotulelei
  • - Free Agent Targets: CB Antoine Winfield, T Andre Smith and RB Ahmad Bradshaw
  • - Trade: RB Ryan Mathews––he’s young enough to have value, but has been disappointing enough to let go

 


 

What are the chances of the Chargers winning the AFC west division?

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  • San Diego Chargers

    August 22, 2013

    nolanbolt22 · draftee

    The Chargers should have just right away signed Brant McKinnie. Rivers is not the problem if he can't even get 3 seconds in the pocket then it's not his fault but the line is better this year and Rivers has been sacked only 1 time in like 6 or 7 total drives this preseason so that is a good sign. GO BOLTS!!!!!!

  • San Diego Chargers

    April 13, 2013

    jake10109 · draftee

    philip rivers had the most intereptions. they should get RG3 or Geno Smith. i really think that also they should get Brian Urlacher.

  • New Orleans Saints

    April 10, 2013

    snowmaster · draftee

    step it up chargers

  • San Diego Chargers

    April 10, 2013

    chargeboom24 · draftee

    they need a better defense and wr

  • San Diego Chargers

    April 10, 2013

    chargeboom24 · draftee

    they dont need a qb philip is a good qb

  • New York Giants

    April 8, 2013

    giantsrock534 · draftee

    @Log More like they need Geno Smith.

  • Atlanta Falcons

    March 31, 2013

    loganjase · draftee

    they need collin klein

  • Atlanta Falcons

    March 31, 2013

    loganjase · draftee

    i think chargers need to get someone like matt hasselback or collin klein

  • San Diego Chargers

    March 30, 2013

    boltbeleiver22 · draftee

    If the Chargers get literally the BEST players that are left of the position they need the most help with they HAVE TO TAKE IT!!!!!! I really hope the Chargers let the Broncos know that the AFC West title belongs to the Bolts

  • Minnesota Vikings

    March 28, 2013

    kalil75 · practice squad

    chargers should have kept eli manning

  • Minnesota Vikings

    March 28, 2013

    kalil75 · practice squad

    rivers couldn't complete a pass to jerry rice, therefore they should draft geno or matt barkley

  • San Diego Chargers

    March 27, 2013

    superboiy7 · draftee

    chargers need a better o-line PLZ!

  • Carolina Panthers

    March 27, 2013

    kentaviouscatlin · draftee

    they are an okay team just a little more practice

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    March 27, 2013

    orangejersey · draftee

    chargers might draft a good rookie

  • Green Bay Packers

    March 26, 2013

    spiderninjadude · draftee

    great job

  • Pittsburgh Steelers

    March 26, 2013

    heatnation6 · draftee

    Rivers cant even make a 1cm throw

  • Oakland Raiders

    March 26, 2013

    demonswagg · draftee

    rivers can make it thats was my first fariot team.

  • Kansas City Chiefs

    March 26, 2013

    punter101 · draftee

    none, the chiefs will be at the top :)

  • Denver Broncos

    March 25, 2013

    tnop · draftee

    charger fans u need a new team in a different conference broncos r to good

  • Indianapolis Colts

    March 25, 2013

    Chimchar595 · draftee

    Never

  • Baltimore Ravens

    March 25, 2013

    2009phili · draftee

    nope

  • Washington Redskins

    March 25, 2013

    sb1redskins · draftee

    I think if they make a few trades, they could be good:)

  • New England Patriots

    March 25, 2013

    123gopats14 · 2nd string

    NO chance

  • San Diego Chargers

    March 25, 2013

    frank1225 · practice squad

    im mad why would they give away ryan matthews dume

  • Minnesota Vikings

    March 24, 2013

    jaygame3 · draftee

    2012 record: 7-9

  • San Diego Chargers

    March 24, 2013

    firebear12345678 · draftee

    Phillip will go to Detroit but willbe a backup

  • San Diego Chargers

    March 24, 2013

    johnnyww · draftee

    good

  • San Diego Chargers

    March 24, 2013

    johnnyww · draftee

    go chargers

  • Miami Dolphins

    March 24, 2013

    czaria456 · draftee

    best team

  • Miami Dolphins

    March 24, 2013

    czaria456 · draftee

    this is so cool

  • Cleveland Browns

    March 23, 2013

    kdog335 · draftee

    chargers need aspark that much is true

  • New York Jets

    March 23, 2013

    fermot · practice squad

    Chargers will go 8-8 second in west lose final w

  • Buffalo Bills

    March 23, 2013

    triva7 · rookie

    they arnt gonna make the playoffs no way sorry gates

  • Jacksonville Jaguars

    March 22, 2013

    jarbear52 · draftee

    maybe

  • Minnesota Vikings

    March 22, 2013

    beatthepack · draftee

    slim !!!!!!!

  • New York Giants

    March 22, 2013

    newyorkgiants101 · rookie

    i think they can slip into the playoffs

  • Minnesota Vikings

    March 22, 2013

    kalil75 · practice squad

    i agree tasomhillrocks

  • Chicago Bears

    March 22, 2013

    tasomhillrocks · draftee

    chargers are not going to the playoffs any time soon

  • New England Patriots

    March 22, 2013

    kd1287 · draftee

    SLIM CHANCE

  • Green Bay Packers

    March 22, 2013

    elidoger · draftee

    i like rivers a little but the manning

  • San Diego Chargers

    March 22, 2013

    gates8521 · draftee

    best team

  • Denver Broncos

    March 21, 2013

    tebowwow · draftee

    on the picture it shows a left handed quarterback

  • Kansas City Chiefs

    March 21, 2013

    ilovenflmore123 · draftee

    i love nfl football so much nfl football my life i love nfl football my life i love nfl football my life i love nfl

  • Baltimore Ravens

    March 21, 2013

    Ravensflow · practice squad

    Rivers will give them a A

  • San Francisco 49ers

    March 21, 2013

    patrick52rocksyo · draftee

    maybe they need a denfence

  • Arizona Cardinals

    March 21, 2013

    pets333 · draftee

    lets go chargers lets go

  • Detroit Lions

    March 21, 2013

    rush886 · 2nd string

    COME ON CHARGERS!

  • San Diego Chargers

    March 21, 2013

    chargerraven · draftee

    i think rivers can hold the pressure next year for the better ol's

  • Atlanta Falcons

    March 21, 2013

    jetsandfalcons · draftee

    Rivers stink

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    March 21, 2013

    Ronderocks · draftee

    Rivers has potential, he was the fourth best fantasy qb two years ago.

  • Philadelphia Eagles

    March 21, 2013

    TEBOWFAN02 · starter

    RIVERS IS NEVER GOIN ANYWHERE

  • Houston Texans

    March 21, 2013

    aggiebug · practice squad

    very slim chance

  • Arizona Cardinals

    March 21, 2013

    gav1235 · practice squad

    chargers u have good news with amond bradshaw

  • Minnesota Vikings

    March 21, 2013

    kalil75 · practice squad

    They need Chance Warmick

  • New England Patriots

    March 21, 2013

    irockdemjordans · draftee

    hello they play in the same division as the broncos no chance

  • San Francisco 49ers

    March 20, 2013

    49erpat4163 · draftee

    they need Geno Smith

  • Jacksonville Jaguars

    March 20, 2013

    allprobrady · starter

    They have a slim chance of getting into the playoffs. They will probably make it imto the wildcard

  • San Diego Chargers

    March 20, 2013

    homework23 · draftee

    chargers are awesome

  • Arizona Cardinals

    March 20, 2013

    nickuinason · practice squad

    hello

  • Dallas Cowboys

    March 20, 2013

    cowboys143653 · rookie

    yep

  • Atlanta Falcons

    March 20, 2013

    chrisandom1 · draftee

    what i thoght they were good

  • Green Bay Packers

    March 20, 2013

    awesomenubnub · 2nd string

    philip rivers can do alot for the chargers of he gets a better O-line to protect him. Oh and first comment.

  • Philadelphia Eagles

    March 20, 2013

    arroyo29 · rookie

    how in the world are they going to beat the broncos, they have peyton demaryious knowshown dumervil welker champ bailey and von miller

  • Philadelphia Eagles

    March 20, 2013

    hulbertb19 · draftee

    First one. AH YEAH!!!

  • Washington Redskins

    March 20, 2013

    scrocks · practice squad

    i like the chagers!