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Team Grades: Kansas City Sacks San Diego’s Playoff Hopes

On Sunday in Kansas City the Chargers were simply outplayed by a Chiefs team that was also playing for its playoff life. With their 19-7 win and season sweep of the Bolts, Kansas City eliminated the Chargers and claimed second place in the AFC West outright. That is probably little relief, however, as the Chiefs will also be in for a long off-season.

12/29/2014

Chiefs quarterback Chase Daniel looks to pass while under pressure from San Diego's Dwight Freeney during Kansas City's 19-7 win over the visiting Chargers on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium.(credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Chiefs Knock Chargers Out Of Playoff Hunt, 19-7

The Kansas City Chiefs beat San Diego 19-7 on Sunday to eliminate the Chargers from playoff contention, moments before they were eliminated themselves by games happening elsewhere.

12/28/2014

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Injury Report: Updates On Philip Rivers And Corey Liuget

Those are just the games with playoff implications as to which teams get in etc., while several other games will determine final playoff seeds and first-round byes.

12/26/2014

Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith will miss Sunday's game against the visiting Chargers. (credit: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Wild-Card Hopeful Chargers Will Face Chiefs’ Backup QB Sunday

With a playoff spot on the line, Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith will miss Sunday’s game against the San Diego Chargers because of a lacerated spleen, he said Friday.

12/26/2014

Derek Carr #4 of the Oakland Raiders celebrates a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Buffalo Bills at O.co Coliseum on December 21, 2014 in Oakland, California. (credit: Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Derek Carr Returns To Practice With Raiders

Of all the lessons Derek Carr has learned in his first NFL season, having a strong relationship with the offensive line has been maybe the most important.

12/24/2014

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Tale Of The Tape: San Diego Chargers At Kansas City Chiefs

The Chargers completed another improbable road comeback last week when they outlasted the 49ers and if they win here, they get into the postseason.

12/24/2014

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Who Will Join The Pats, Broncos, Colts, Bengals And Steelers?

Going into Sunday’s second meeting of the season between the long-time AFL rivals (Kansas City won earlier this season 23-20), the stakes could not be any higher.

12/24/2014

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Opponent Profile: Chargers, Chiefs To Battle For Playoff Spot

After a wild come-from-behind 38-35 overtime win in San Francisco this past Saturday evening, the Chargers will look to lock up the final AFC playoff spot this Sunday when they travel to Arrowhead Stadium to battle division rival Kansas City.

12/23/2014

Jamize Olawale #49 of the Oakland Raiders scores a touchdown against the Buffalo Bills in the fourth quarter at O.co Coliseum on December 21, 2014 in Oakland, California. (credit: Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Raiders Knock Out Bills With 26-24 Win

With their playoff hopes at stake, the Buffalo Bills couldn’t manage to stop Derek Carr and the lowly Oakland Raiders.

12/21/2014

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Team Grades: Chargers Dodge Bullet, Top 49ers 38-35 In OT

In what was all but a must-win game for the Bolts Saturday evening in Santa Clara, Rivers willed the Chargers to a wild 38-35 come-from-behind win over the San Francisco 49ers, keeping San Diego (9-6) alive in the AFC playoff hunt.

12/21/2014

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Injury Report: Updates On Philip Rivers And Keenan Allen

With two games left in the regular season, the Bolts find themselves at 8-6, with road dates left in San Francisco (7-7) and Kansas City (8-6). In essence, the Chargers must win both games and get some help along the way, i.e. Pittsburgh (9-5) and Baltimore (9-5) stumbling.

12/18/2014

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CBS Sports’ Steve Beuerlein Talks Titans Vs. Jaguars On Thursday Night Football

Two teams that have nothing to gain this season, but a lot to gain for next year, will battle it out on “Thursday Night Football.” The future of the Tennessee Titans and Jacksonville Jaguars is quite cloudy right now, but a lot is on the line this week and CBS Sports’ Steve Beuerlein took time to discuss the match-up between two very young teams.

12/18/2014

John Conner of the Jets scores a go-ahead touchdown against the Titans on Sunday in Nashville. The Jets won the NFL's first 16-11 game. (credit: Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

There’s Always A First Time: 5 New NFL Scores

For a league that has been around for nearly 100 years, the NFL can still sometimes surprise. For instance, when the Jets defeated the Titans on Sunday, it was the first time in league history […]

12/17/2014

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Chargers Going Down To Wire In Playoff Bid

Nothing like keeping a little drama along for the ride right to the very end. With two games left in the regular season, the San Diego Chargers may be trying to pull a rabbit out of a hat.

12/17/2014

The San Diego Chargers announced Tuesday that they will play their 2015 season at Qualcomm Stadium. (credit: Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)

Chargers Will Play At Qualcomm Again In 2015

The San Diego Chargers will be staying at Qualcomm Stadium for at least another year.

12/16/2014

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