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3-6, 3rd in AFC West
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19hEric D. Williams

Week 11 NFL predictions: Bills at Chargers

Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram figure to have first-time starting QB Nathan Peterman in their sights early and often. Look for the Chargers to make it two straight wins at StubHub Center.

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Chargers announce Philip Rivers has been cleared to play on Sunday against the Buffalo Bills by an independent neurological consultant.

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22hEric Williams

QB Rivers cleared from protocol, OK'd to start

Philip Rivers' streak of 194 straight starts dating to the 2006 season will stay intact after the Chargers said Friday that their QB had cleared the concussion protocol.

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Chargers injury report: OUT – T Joe Barksdale (foot). DOUBTFUL – LB Hayes Pullard (neck), LB James Onwualu (quad). QUESTIONABLE – DE Chris McCain (quad), QB Philip Rivers (concussion).

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VIDEO: Chargers' coach Anthony Lynn on how Philip Rivers practiced this week: "He's looked fine. He's looked like he's normal."

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Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn said Philip Rivers will be listed as questionable for Sunday's game due to a concussion. A full participant in Friday's practice, Rivers still has not cleared the NFL concussion protocol. Lynn said Rivers will be evaluated by doctors either Friday afternoon or Saturday. "He's done more and more every day in practice, so that's encouraging," Lynn said. "But still he's got to see the doctors and be evaluated. And we'll see what happens."

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Chargers QB Philip Rivers throws during the early portion of Friday's practice. Rivers, a full participant in practice on Thursday, still has not been cleared from the NFL concussion protocol.

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King, Feeney among top 25 NFL 'prospects'

L.A. has used Desmond King inside and the early returns have been encouraging. Meanwhile, in Dan Feeney's first start, the Chargers immediately rushed for more yards per carry than they had all season.

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers injury report: DNP -- T Joe Barksdale (foot), DE Chris McCain (quad), LB James Onwualu (quad), LB Hayes Pullard (neck). LIMITED-- DT Brandon Mebane (hamstring). FULL-- QB Philip Rivers (concussion), DT Corey Liuget (toe), S Adrian Phillips (hamstring), C Spencer Pulley (knee), LB Denzel Perryman (ankle), TE Antonio Gates (rest).

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers QB Philip Rivers was a full participant in practice on Thursday but has not cleared NFL concussion protocol.

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How will new Bills QB Peterman fare against Chargers? (1:02)

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said Philip Rivers has not cleared the NFL concussion protocol yet and will be limited again in practice on Thursday. The Chargers will have a fully-padded practice today. "We think he'll play, but that's up to the doctors," Lynn said, when asked if Rivers would be available against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. "That's not my decision."

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FPI: Bills big underdogs vs. Bolts

Buffalo enters off back-to-back losses by a combined 50 points, with a rookie fifth-rounder set to debut at QB. FPI gives the Chargers -- who have also lost two straight -- a 4-1 advantage at home, making this the most lopsided matchup of Week 11.

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Melvin Gordon is one of the best running backs to pick up in DFS (1:05)
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2dMike Sando

Top 25 under 25: Joey Bosa

"Bosa is a bad man," says one evaluator. "He produces. He wins. He has done it since day one."

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

VIDEO: Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt said he feels good about backup quarterback Kellen Clemens playing if Philip Rivers can't go on Sunday.

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers injury report: DNP -- T Joe Barksdale (foot), TE Antonio Gates (rest), DE Chris McCain (quad), LB James Onwualu (quad), LB Hayes Pullard (neck). LIMITED -- DT Corey Liuget (toe), S Adrian Phillips (hamstring), C Spencer Pulley (knee), QB Philip Rivers (concussion). FULL -- LB Denzel Perryman (ankle).

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3dEric D. Williams

Who calls the plays for the Chargers?

Offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt has a good relationship with quarterback Philip Rivers, but the Chargers have struggled to merge the previous regime's passing game concepts with its new head coach's philosophy.

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LB James Onwualu and DE Chris McCain also not participating in early portion of Chargers practice.

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Chargers QB Philip Rivers is participating in individual work at start of Chargers' non-padded practice

Team Stats

Passing Yards242.913th
Rushing Yards88.726th
Points For18.623rd
Points Against19.19th