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Friday, August 8, 2014
Observation Deck: San Diego Chargers

By Eric D. Williams

The San Diego Chargers achieved the main goals of an exhibition opener. The starters got a little work. Young players got a long look for the remainder of the contest, and head coach Mike McCoy's team left Qualcomm Stadium mostly healthy.

The Chargers handled the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday night, 27-7. But the score really doesn't matter. McCoy will get a chance to evaluate his team on film for the first time in 2014 against players in another team's jersey. He'll make early evaluations on players, then get ready to travel to the Pacific Northwest to take on the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field next week.

Here are some other thoughts on the Chargers' first preseason game of the year: