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Horse Tracks: Why can't the San Diego Chargers just go away?

Seriously, they are annoyingly peeing in our 2014 cheerios by winning these games. Just go away already and let us win a Super Bowl. Or at the very least, be the 1997 Kansas City Chiefs.

Stephen Dunn

With the Denver Broncos on their Bye Week, it is mostly just NFL-related news this morning. The San Diego Chargers are going to prove themselves to be any annoying little mosquito that Peyton Manning and the Broncos are going to have to swat at several times this season as they pursue the first Lombardi Trophy since John Elway was quarterbacking this franchise.

Hopefully, the Chargers turn out to be the 2014 version of the 1997 Kansas City Chiefs. This one is ours dang it!

Broncos News

What makes the Broncos offense so effective? -
The Denver Broncos found the perfect blend of timing, precision and creativity for their offensive playbook. A retired NFL defensive end looks at what makes it so different.

Field Glasses: As Easy as 1-2-3 - Field Gulls
Welcome to Field Glasses, a weekly feature here on F.G. that breaks down Xs and Os. If you have anything you've been wondering about the team, please feel free to ask it in the comments section and give me an easy article for next week!

Video: Is Denver Fixing Their Running Game? -
In this episode of Quick Hits, Brandon Perna asks the question: Was letting Knowshon Moreno go during the offseason a big mistake for the Denver Broncos?

Why You Shouldn't Worry About Ryan Clady -
Denver Broncos left tackle, Ryan Clady, missed almost all of the 2013 season with a lisfranc injury. Now that he's back in the starting lineup, Chad Jensen explains why you shouldn't worry about the 3-time All-Pro.

Broncos' DBs know they can play better entering season's Game 4 - Denver Post
The Broncos are 2-1, undefeated in the division, and yet when they return to practice Monday work awaits. The Broncos are maddeningly inconsistent, mirror

Super advice for Denver Broncos: Throw the ball! - Denver Post
Bullhorned suggestion to the Broncos: Put it up! Enough already, with a clump of Sports Authority Field at Mile High dust and second-and-12.

Richard Sherman on the Broncos: I hope we see them again | Seahawks Blog
Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman appeared on NFL Network’s NFL GameDay Morning show as a guest analyst and had a couple of interesting quotes the NFL Network passed along.

NFL News

Bengals to donate more than $1 million from Devon Still jersey sales | ProFootballTalk
Bengals defensive lineman Devon Still's daughter Leah's fight against cancer continued this week when she had surgery to remove a tumor and the team's push to help more children battling cancer is also moving forward.

AFC West recap: Chargers triumph, Raiders collapse globally - Mile High Report
The Denver Broncos watched idly bye Sunday as the San Diego Chargers destroyed the Jacksonville Jaguars to take the AFC West lead.

A panel should replace Roger Goodell in the role of NFL disciplinarian | The MMQB
Issues with the NFL’s ‘Let Roger handle it’ method of discipline are now obvious. Going forward, it’s going to take more than one person to oversee league discipline. Here’s what could work.

Watch Chris Pratt lampoon Roger Goodell on 'SNL' -
The Internet's favorite person, Chris Pratt, got to portray Roger Goodell in the cold opening of the "Saturday Night Live" season premiere. "SNL" then tripled down, featuring a great Ray Lewis bit and bringing back Jay Pharoah's fantastic Shannon Sharpe impression.

NFL, NFLPA working together on Rice appeal | ProFootballTalk
A week ago, Commissioner Roger Goodell was poised to name a hearing officer to handle the Ray Rice appeal.  Today, it still hasn't happened. Per a league source, the NFL and NFLPA currently are working together regarding the process.

LeSean McCoy "embarrassed" by 17-yard performance | ProFootballTalk
After gaining only 22 yards on 19 carries against Washington last Sunday, Eagles running back LeSean McCoy scoffed at the notion that he's struggling.  After gaining only 17 on 10 carries against the 49ers on Sunday, McCoy was singing a different tune.

49ers shut down Nick Foles, beat the Eagles | ProFootballTalk
In a battle of NFC contenders on Sunday in San Francisco, the 49ers looked like they had a playoff-caliber defense and the Eagles looked like they had a last-place-caliber offense. The 49ers won 26-21, but that score doesn't indicate just how bad Philadelphia's offense was.

49ers lose Vernon Davis to back injury | ProFootballTalk
The 49ers have had a rough start, and it got even rougher when one of their top players limped to the locker room. Tight end Vernon Davis went down in the third quarter and injured his lower back. He got up on his own power, but he was struggling to walk back to the locker room.

Vikings get win while they worry about Teddy Bridgewater’s ankle | ProFootballTalk
The Teddy Bridgewater era started with a win in Minnesota, but there are going to be some worried folks in Minneapolis about when chapter two might take place.

Passing game sparks Chargers’ 33-14 win vs. Jaguars | ProFootballTalk
After a blowing a fourth quarter lead in a loss at Arizona to begin their season, the Chargers have returned to good form, and they are sustaining their quality play. San Diego's winning streak reached three games Sunday with a 33-14 dismissal of visiting Jacksonville at Qualcomm Stadium.

Steve Smith drops the mic in his post-game press conference | ProFootballTalk
Steve Smith dropped the hammer on his old team on the field. Then he dropped the mic. After his two-touchdown performance in the Ravens' win over the Panthers, Smith was entitled to a moment to gloat. "That film was a coaching session," Smith said.

Derek Carr has high ankle sprain, MCL sprain | ProFootballTalk
OK, so it's getting worse for the Raiders. With a 38-14 thrashing by the Dolphins setting the stage for the long flight home from London, they have even more issues. According to Scott Bair of CSNBayArea.

Mike Glennon leads Bucs to comeback win in Pittsburgh | ProFootballTalk
The Buccaneers are winless no more. Mike Glennon threw a touchdown pass to Vincent Jackson with seven seconds left in the fourth quarter to vault the Bucs to a 27-24 victory in Pittsburgh.

Packers get back on track, rout Bears | ProFootballTalk
In a dominant road victory signaling they remain a major force in the NFC North, the Packers rolled to a 38-17 victory in Chicago on Sunday. In a game featuring no punts, the Packers outexecuted the Bears in all phases in a humbling defeat for the hosts, who had a chance to go up two games on Gre...

Lions swat away Jets comeback attempt to improve to 3-1 | ProFootballTalk
In the past, defenses have been able to keep the Lions from doing much damage in the air when Calvin Johnson isn't a factor. That's why the Lions signed Golden Tate this offseason and the move paid off on Sunday.

Colts cruise over Titans, earn second straight AFC South win | ProFootballTalk
After a rough start to the season, the Colts have righted the ship. Indianapolis, which opened the season with back-to-back losses, is now back to .500 with today's 41-17 win over the Titans.

Dolphins keep Raiders winless with 38-14 rout | ProFootballTalk
As it turns out, Matt Moore did end up playing. The good news for the Dolphins was that it was only as a victory cigar. Led by a sharp performance from under-fire quarterback Ryan Tannehill, the Dolphins pummeled the Raiders 38-14 in London.

Steve Smith and the Ravens dismantle Panthers 38-10 | ProFootballTalk
Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith got his revenge on the Panthers, who suddenly have more problems than a lack of receiving depth. The veteran wideout led the way to a 38-10 thrashing of his old team, with two touchdowns among his seven catches for 139 yards.