TALE OF THE TAPE

Chargers

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    Tale Of The Tape: San Diego Chargers At Kansas City Chiefs

    The San Diego Chargers appeared to be changing their identity in the first half of the season under new coach Mike McCoy.

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    Tale Of The Tape: San Diego Chargers At Miami Dolphins

    Philip Rivers has changed his game quite a bit this season. Instead of winging it all over the field, Rivers has concentrated mainly on short and medium-range passes.

  3. SAN DIEGO, CA - AUGUST 29: Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers plays the role of backup quarterback during a preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers at Qualcomm Stadium on August 29, 2013 in San Diego, California. ST. LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 6: Maurice Jones-Drew #32 of the Jacksonville Jaguars rushes against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome on October 6, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Rams beat the Jaguars 34-20.
    Tale Of The Tape: San Diego Chargers At Jacksonville Jaguars

    The Chargers have confidence in Philip Rivers, and he has a good working rapport with head coach Mike McCoy so far this season.

  4. EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 18: Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts talks on the sidelines during their preseason game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on August 18, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. SAN DIEGO, CA - AUGUST 29: Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers plays the role of backup quarterback during a preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers at Qualcomm Stadium on August 29, 2013 in San Diego, California.
    Tale Of The Tape: Indianapolis Colts At San Diego Chargers

    While Andrew Luck was getting a run for his money as the top rookie quarterback in the league last year from RGIII and Russell Wilson, Luck appears to have gotten even better in 2013.

  5. San Francisco 49ers v San Diego Chargers Washington Redskins v Oakland Raiders
    Tale Of The Tape: San Diego Chargers At Oakland Raiders

    Philip Rivers is in the midst of a sensational year, but few are noticing because of Peyton Manning’s record-setting start.

  6. (credit: Bob Levey/Getty Images) (credit: Harry How/Getty Images)
    Tale Of The Tape: Houston Texans At San Diego Chargers

    The Texans have made the playoffs in back-to-back seasons and would like to go a lot further in 2013. Matt Schaub has proven to be an excellent regular-season quarterback.

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