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2016 Schedule
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Branden Oliver carted off with Achilles injury (0:24)
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Look what the Vikings found in the end zone (0:24)
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Rudolph snags dart from Bridgewater (0:21)

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers announce RB Branden Oliver suffered an Achilles injury and will not return. Oliver had to be carted off of the field after the non-contact injury. It did not look good. Oliver finished 2015 on IR with turf toe.

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers DE Joey Bosa's replacement Darius Philon gets his first sack of preseason play, bringing down Teddy Bridgewater.

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Philip Rivers is done for the day. He finishes 5 of 9 for 54 yards, 1 interception. Chargers lead Vikings 7-6 near the end of the second quarter.

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Even though Adrian Peterson will not play when the San Diego Chargers hit the road to play the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, running back Melvin Gordon is looking forward to playing in front of his mentor Adrian Peterson. Gordon worked out with Peterson this summer in Houston in preparation for his second season in the NFL.

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Brandt predicts Bosa to sign in next week or so (1:23)
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LaDainian Tomlinson warns Bosa not to re-enter draft (2:18)
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Why the Chargers need Joey Bosa

Only the Falcons' pass rush has been more anemic than the Chargers' over the last three seasons. Unsurprisingly, teams that don't get after the quarterback don't usually win.

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers HC Mike McCoy on the message to his players so Joe Bosa contract situation does not become a distraction: "We all want him here. He knows that. He's a very talented player and we saw that from the very first day that he was here. He is just going to makes us that much better when he gets here."

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How long will Joey Bosa's holdout last?

The only previous San Diego rookie to hold out under the new CBA, Corey Liuget, agreed to terms after eight days. Joey Bosa is already up to 28. That's only 22 short of Quentin Jammer's holdout in 2002.

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Chargers' non-QB MVP: Brandon Mebane

Mebane isn't a huge name, but he is a huge player, one who makes running the ball awfully difficult for opponents. That presence will be crucial in San Diego after struggles in that area in 2015. Non-QB MVPs

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Riddick on Bosa's holdout, Seahawks' fights

ESPN NFL Insider Louis Riddick shares his thoughts on the sticking points of Joey Bosa's contract standoff and the Seahawks' fights at practice.

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

DE Darius Philon, Joey Bosa's replacement, works through a drill with defensive line coach Giff Smith at Chargers Park on Thursday.

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'No positives' in Bosa contract dispute (2:01)

Team Stats

Passing Yards286.94th
Rushing Yards84.931st
Points For20.026th
Points Against24.921st

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