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January 20, 2008 | Sam Farmer, Times Staff Writer
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The winds are expected to howl through Gillette Stadium today when the undefeated New England Patriots play host to San Diego with a trip to Super Bowl XLII at stake. But are they the winds of change? The Chargers, who salvaged their season after a 1-3 start and are riding an eight-game winning streak, are determined to show they're not the same team that was demolished at Foxborough, 38-14, in Week 2.
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April 21, 2001 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The San Diego Chargers risked being trapped by their own words Friday, trading the No. 1 pick in today's NFL draft to the Atlanta Falcons after failing to reach a pre-draft contract agreement with Virginia Tech quarterback Michael Vick. The Chargers' mantra has been that that they don't want to become the Portland Trail Blazers of the NFL--a reference to the Trail Blazers passing on Michael Jordan to select Sam Bowie in the 1984 NBA draft. Now only time will tell.
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April 14, 2001 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The offers will come as the day draws nearer. The San Diego Chargers insist they will listen. But Michael Vick visited San Diego this week, and every time Charger officials talk about him, something in their eyes and voices says they will use the pick on Vick, not daring to trade the No. 1 selection in next Saturday's NFL draft. "We don't want to be the Portland Trail Blazers of the NFL," Coach Mike Riley said, repeating what has become the Charger mantra.
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December 31, 2001 | From Associated Press
Rian Lindell had his kickoff tee in hand, ready to go in case the Seattle Seahawks lost the overtime coin toss. Turns out he didn't need it. Lindell kicked a career-best 54-yard field goal as time expired, and the Seattle Seahawks, behind three touchdown passes from Trent Dilfer, beat the San Diego Chargers, 25-22, Sunday to keep their longshot playoff hopes alive.
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March 7, 2001 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Marcellus Wiley, one of the Chargers' new recruits, and the quarterback he hopes will be the next recruit, Doug Flutie, had dinner with some of the Charger brass Monday night. And don't be surprised if Buffalo wings become a staple of the Charger training table. "This could be Buffalo West," Wiley said. New General Manager John Butler has been acting decisively, jettisoning Ryan Leaf last week and bringing in free agents in bunches for inspection.
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March 10, 2001 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After 16 seasons of being told he wasn't tall enough or good enough to be a No. 1 quarterback in the NFL, Doug Flutie landed the San Diego Chargers' starting job Friday. Flutie, 38, signed a six-year deal with the Chargers nine days after he lost out to Rob Johnson as the Buffalo Bills' starter on the same day the Chargers dumped Ryan Leaf after three turbulent years.
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November 12, 2001 | From Associated Press
With the head coach peering over their shoulders, Denver defenders responded with their best game of the season. Mike Shanahan vowed to take a more active role in the defense after a one-sided loss in Oakland last week, and his hands-on approach helped produce a 26-16 win over the San Diego Chargers on Sunday. "I'm only here to help," Shanahan insisted. "We've got a guy as our defensive coordinator [Ray Rhodes] that I have the utmost respect for.
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December 2, 2005 | Sam Farmer
San Diego Charger receiver Keenan McCardell has been with five NFL teams. He has been on practice squads, Pro Bowl teams and a Super Bowl champion. He has played in just about every situation imaginable. But the one game he won't play is the "what-if" game. What if the Chargers hadn't benched Antonio Gates for the opener against Dallas? McCardell doesn't want to hear it.
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March 12, 2005 | Sam Farmer
Doug Flutie was released by the San Diego Chargers on Friday, a move that probably marked the end of the road for the undersized quarterback whose pro career spanned two decades. Flutie, 42, was the NFL's oldest quarterback at the end of last season. He said last year that he'd probably retire if the Chargers released him because he didn't want to relocate his family again.
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