Saints not happy with first practice against Chargers

Instant analysis of Chargers 13-7 loss vs. Saints

Carson, Calif. - With rookie Alvin Kamara leading the offense, and newcomer Manti Te'o keying the defense, the New Orleans Saints defeated the Los Angeles Chargers 13-7 Sunday night before 21,197 at the StubHub Center in the second game of preseason. The Los Angeles lead the regular-season series 7-5 and have a 4-2 lead in the exhibition campaign, but New Orleans has clinched their three previous regular season clash.

There was a strong and vocal contingent of Saints fans at the StubHub Center, primarily a soccer facility which will be the Chargers home for the next three seasons. That continued a disturbing trend from the Chargers' preseason-opening loss to the Seattle Seahawks in which Los Angeles was blanked in the second half. The Chargers punted seven times, four in the first half alone.

Wednesday saw the former Cal Bear and Rivers display some of the chemistry that made the duo one of the most lethal during Allen's first two seasons in the league.

Dexter McCoil returned a fourth-quarter interception 99 yards for the Chargers only points. In addition to the 50-yard score, the third-round pick from Tennessee had a 20-yard reception and carried the ball four other times for 11 additional yards.

North Korea Threatens 'Merciless Strike' Against US
North and South Korea are still technically at war with the North after the Korean War ended with a truce, not a peace treaty. North Korea has long denounced the drills, calling them rehearsals for a northern invasion.

When it was starters vs. starters, the Chargers looked ... lackluster.

Cardale Jones quarterbacked the Chargers in the second half. And on defense they allowed running back Alvin Kamara to bolt 50 yards for a touchdown nearly untouched on the Saints' opening play.

One reason to be concerned: The Chargers' offensive line allowed eight sacks and failed to get much push in the running game.

Melvin Gordon managed just 8 yards on five carries as the Chargers rushed for 66 yards on 29 attempts. He did take two sacks and a couple of hard hits. Sixth-round selection Sam Tevi played the majority of the game at right tackle.

Related News:



Most liked

Android 8 Incoming! Google Starts Counting down with an Eclipse-Themed Teaser
Interestingly, the product team deleted the post and renamed it as Octopus , which was also replaced by OatMealCookie_Teaser. After launching several beta releases, the final public release will be rolled out with plenty of new features.

War 'horrific' but N.Korea nukes 'unimaginable'
Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, signs the Joint Staff Dialogue Mechanism with his Chinese counterpart Gen. He was responding to remarks by a top Trump aide ruling out military action over North Korea's nuclear programme.

Falcons' rookie Takkarist McKinley shows burst in National Football League debut
Today the Falcons offensive line did a tremendous job of protecting quarterback Matt Ryan and setting up running lanes. The Steelers scored 14 unanswered points in the second half Sunday after falling behind 13-3 at halftime.

Delhi airport shut for 40 mins after drone spotted
One flight each was diverted to Lucknow and Ahmedabad and another flight was diverted to Jaipur for security reasons. Currently, there is no specific law in India that deals with the use of drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

Aussie Mooy maintains Huddersfield's dream start
Matt Richie almost opened the scoring against the run of play in the 16th minute when he thumped a far post effort that Jonas Lossl pushed wide for a corner.

Understanding the groups President Trump labeled 'the alt-left'
But we also can be proud of how, at Appomattox, Lincoln and Grant and Lee put our country on the road to healing and unity. Alma Adams, D-12th, has called for the removal of Confederate statues in North Carolina and in Washington , D.C.

Here's an easy guide for making your own pinhole viewers this weekend
Adjust your position until you see a small projection, a negative image, of the eclipsed Sun on the paper inside the box. Grab a helper to take photos of your designs for a stellar art project you can enjoy even after the eclipse has ended.

Korea's Moon: There will be no war on Korean peninsula
A notice put out by Guam's Joint Information Center Saturday warned residents how to prepare "for an imminent missile threat". Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford , who is now in South Korea , sent a serious message to Pyongyang Monday.

Amber Alert issued for 8-year-old NC girl
Kentucky State Police say a kidnapped child from North Carolina may be on her way to Louisville. Her alleged abductor is believed to be a white, 6-foot-tall man, weighing about 220 pounds.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic to sign new Man United contract this week
Ibrahimović still has a lot left in the tank and he has already become an influential figure at Old Trafford in his lone season with the club.

Counter protesters descend on Boston, violence ensues
Boisterous counter-protesters chased a man with a Trump campaign banner and cap, shouting and swearing at him, the AP reported . In Charlottesville , white supremacist groups rallied against the city's plan to take down a statue of Confederate Gen.

Six people killed in mortar attack at Damascus fair: monitor
The fair is hosting companies from 23 countries that have maintained diplomatic relations with Damascus throughout the conflict. Ties have remained severed throughout the brutal civil war that followed, which has since killed more than 330,000 people.

Ric Flair's Fiancee Says WWE Legend Has "Multiple Organ Problems"
Flair has been receiving medical treatment for about a week now since Zanoni originally tweeted that her client had surgery . Flair had surgery Monday, with both the WWE and Flair's people providing few details.

Texans fans finally get chance to see their team in action
Brisett had driven the team from midfield to the Houston 8, but he was hit while going back to throw and fumbled. Roberts went down in pain and walked off under his own power but left moments later on a cart.

Jay-Z Salutes Chester Bennington
You can see clips of his tribute to Chester Bennington above and below. The V Festival set was Jay-Z's first full performance of this year.