The San Diego Chargers' streak of losing key players to season-ending injuries has reached three weeks. Linebacker Manti Te'o tore his Achilles tendon Sunday and will need surgery, coach Mike McCoy announced Monday afternoon. While the rest of the country might still remember Te'o mainly as a punchline after the dead-girlfriend hoax that put him in the national spotlight during his time at Notre Dame, the 25-year-old has become a key figure in the Chargers defense.
Andrew Luck shook off a sore throwing shoulder then watched T.Y. Hilton break a tackle on a 63-yard touchdown pass with 1:17 to play Sunday, giving the Colts a 26-22 victory over San Diego
Lost in the shuffle of the Trevor Siemian hysteria was Shane Ray pulling his best Von Miller impression. The only thing missing from the ensemble was a “Key and Peele” dance from Ray. After a three-sack performance by Ray on Sunday in the 29-17 win over the Cincinnati Bengals, we can look past the oversight … just this once. Miller needs to get in his ear. You also can excuse Broncos Country for the excitement the offense created, thus taking the focus off that great defense. How often has that happened over the last season or so? Not much, if at all. Led by Ray, the Broncos defense kept another good quarterback and offense in check. The unit held Andy Dalton to a little over 200 yards passing,