SAN DIEGO (AP) -- And so it begins, what could be the Chargers' final season in San Diego.
Philip Rivers will be throwing passes to Keenan Allen and Stevie Johnson, and Melvin Gordon will be looking for holes behind the "Mayflower Line" -- big enough to drive a moving van though -- when the Chargers host the Detroit Lions in a season opener Sunday at aging Qualcomm Stadium, the epicenter for angst among local football fans.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Peyton Manning was stifled in the preseason. Demaryius Thomas was smothered.
Broncos fans can take heart, however, because when the season kicks off this weekend Denver will finally have its O-line intact and its top targets together again.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Dick LeBeau looks at Jameis Winston and sees the next quarterback he must prepare to stop. That approach sure helps explain why the defensive genius has such an impressive record against rookies.