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Travis Coons, the Chargers' latest kicker, recovers from early miss

Travis Coons, the Chargers' latest kicker, recovers from early miss

The most wonderful irony about the Chargers’ first season in Los Angeles continued Sunday.

The only team in the league that plays in a soccer stadium continued to be one of the worst when it comes to kicking.

After the team placed Nick Novak on the injured reserve list Saturday, it called on Travis Coons to take over the kicking job. And the third person to hold the position on the Chargers this season looked a lot like his predecessors, promptly knocking a 38-yard field goal attempt squarely off the right upright.

For the third straight game, the Chargers’ opening drive ended with a missed kick. It also happened earlier this season in...

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