Seahawks at Chargers NFL Week Two Inactives

Seahawks: RB Christine Michael, TE Cooper Helfet, CB Tharold Simon, OLB Kevin Pierre-Louis, OT Andrew McDonald, WR Kevin Norwood, DE Greg Scruggs

Chargers: CB Chris Davis, RB Branden Oliver, DT Ricardo Mathews, OLB Jarret Johnson, S Jahleel Addae, G Doug Legursky

Video: NFL Week One Preview – San Diego At Arizona

Pete Prisco and Pat Kirwan preview the NFL Week 1 matchup between the San Diego Chargers and the Arizona Cardinals.

San Diego At Arizona NFL Week One Capsule



STREAKS Past 3; 7 of past 9  
COACHES VS. OPP. McCoy: 0-0 Arians: 0-0
LAST GAME 10/3/10: Cardinals 10 at Chargers 41. San Diego QB Philip Rivers throws for 241 yards & 2 TDs. Chargers TE Antonio Gates catches 7 passes for 144 yards & 2 TDs.
LAST GAME AT SITE 9/22/02: Chargers 23, Cardinals 15. San Diego RB LaDainian Tomlinson runs for 91 yards & 2 TDs. Chargers LB Donnie Edwards adds 20-yard INT-TD.
BROADCAST ESPN (7:20 PM MST): Chris Berman, Trent Dilfer, Lindsay Czarniak (Field reporter). Westwood One: Kevin Harlan, James Lofton, Mark Malone (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 92 (SD), 93 (Arz.). XM: 88 (WW1), 226 (SD), 225 (Arz.).

2013 STATS

PASSING Rivers: 378-544-4,478-32 (3C)-11-105.5 (2C) Palmer: 362-572-4,274-24-22-83.9
RUSHING Mathews: 285-1,255-4.4-6 Ellington: 118-652-5.5-3
RECEIVING Gates (TE): 77-872-11.3-4 Fitzgerald: 82-954-11.6-10
OFFENSE 393.3 (2C) 346.4
DEFENSE 366.5 317.4
SACKS Liuget: 5.5 Abraham: 11.5
INTs Gilchrist, Weddle: 2 R. Johnson, Peterson: 3
PUNTING Scifres: 43.2 Zastudil: 45.7
KICKING Novak: 144 (3L) (42/42 PAT; 34/37 FG) Catanzaro (R) (Pre.): 25 (4/4 PAT; 7/7 FG)


CHARGERS: Since 2006, QB PHILIP RIVERS has 32,221 pass yards, 2nd most in NFL (DREW BREES, 38,733). In 2 career starts vs. Az., Rivers is 2-0 & has completed 34 of 44 passes (77.3 pct.) with 472 yards & 4 TDs vs. 1 INT for 132 rating…RB RYAN MATHEWS has 100+ rush yards in 3 of past 4.Led AFC with 534 rush yards in Dec. of 2013. In last meeting, rushed for 55 yards on 9 att. (6.1 avg.) & scored 1st career TD…TE ANTONIO GATES ranks 2nd in TDs (87) & 4th in rec. yards (9,193) all-time among TEs. In 2 career meetings, has 200 rec. yards & 3 TDs. In 2013, WR KEENAN ALLEN (AP Offensive ROY) led NFL rookies in catches (71), rec. yards (1,046) & TD rec. (8). In past 4 vs. NFC, WR MALCOM FLOYD is averaging 17.3 yards per catch (18 rec., 312 yards)…Since 2011, S ERIC WEDDLE has 12 INTs, tied for most in AFC (JAIRUS BYRD)…CARDINALS: Won 7 of final 9 games in 2013…QB CARSON PALMER passed for 4,274 yards & 24 TDs last year. Is only player in NFL history to pass for 4,000 yards with 3 teams (Cin, Oak, Az). In 6 career starts vs. SD, has completed 148 of 212 (69.8 pct.) for 2,036 yards with 14 TDs vs. 3 INTs for 116.4 rating…RB ANDRE ELLINGTON had 1,023 scrimmage yards (652 rush, 371 rec.) as rookie in 2013. Averaged 5.53 yards per carry last year, highest in NFL (min. 100 att.)…Pro Bowl WR LARRY FITZGERALD has catch in 149 consecutive games, longest active streak in NFL. Since entering NFL in 2004, leads NFL with 96 rec. TDs (incl. playoffs). Is 1 of 13 players in NFL history (& only active) with 11,000+ rec. yards (11,367) & 85+ rec. TDs (87). WR MICHAEL FLOYD had 1st career 1,000-yard season last year (1,041)…Since 2011, CB-PR PATRICK PETERSON is only player with 10+ INTs (12) & 3+ PR-TDs (4). Named to Pro Bowl in each of 1st 3 seasons. CB ANTONIO CROMARTIE has 28 INTs since 2007, 5th most in NFL. Played 1st 4 seasons with SD (2006-09). DE CALAIS CAMPBELL had career-high 9 sacks last year. Has 6+ sacks in each of past 5 seasons. LB JOHN ABRAHAM is active leader with 133.5 sacks & 48 FFs.

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Chargers Come To Terms with Free Agent CB Brandon Flowers

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Free agent Brandon Flowers agreed to terms Tuesday with the Chargers on a one-year contract, Michael Gehlken of UT San Diego reports. The corresponding transaction is not yet known.

Flowers, 28, spent his first six NFL seasons with the Chiefs. They released him earlier this month, clearing more than $7 million in cap space.

Chargers Come To Terms With First-Round Pick Jason Verrett

2014 NFL Draft

On Thursday, the Chargers signed their first-round cornerback, Jason Verrett to a four-year deal with a fifth-year team option. That puts a bow on their 2014 draft class, all six picks signing within three weeks of being selected.

Verrett, as expected, is the only one yet to practice.

The 23-year-old is rehabbing from March shoulder surgery. Tentatively, he is expected to return in late July or early August, so it is possible he’ll miss the start of training camp. The first practice is on July 25.

San Diego Chargers 2014 Schedule Released

Divisional Playoffs - San Diego Chargers v Denver Broncos

The complete schedule is below (all times Pacific):

Week 1: Sept. 8 at Arizona Cardinals (7:20 p.m.)
Week 2: Sept. 14 vs. Seattle Seahawks (1:05 p.m.)
Week 3: Sept. 21 at Buffalo Bills (10 a.m.)
Week 4: Sept. 28 vs. Jacksonville Jaguars (1:05 p.m.)
Week 5: Oct. 5 vs. New York Jets (1:25 p.m.)
Week 6: Oct. 12 at Oakland Raiders (1:05 p.m.)
Week 7: Oct. 19 vs. Kansas City Chiefs (1:05 p.m.)
Week 8: Oct. 23 at Denver Broncos (5:25 p.m.)
Week 9: Nov. 2 at Miami Dolphins (10 a.m.)
Week 10: BYE
Week 11: Nov. 16 vs. Oakland Raiders (1:05 p.m.)
Week 12: Nov. 23 vs. St. Louis Rams (1:05 p.m.)
Week 13: Nov. 30 at Baltimore Ravens (10 a.m.)
Week 14: Dec. 7 vs. New England Patriots (5:30 p.m.)
Week 15: Dec. 14 vs. Denver Broncos (1:05 p.m.)
Week 16: Dec. 20 at San Francisco 49ers (1:30 p.m.)
Week 17: Dec. 28 at Kansas City Chiefs (10 a.m.)