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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

San Diego officials will recommend Thursday that a new stadium for the Chargers be constructed at the site of their current home, Qualcomm Stadium in Mission Valley, seen above, rather than downtown.  (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

Keenan Allen of the Chargers makes a catch in front of the Ravens' Lardarius Webb during the first quarter of San Diego's 34-33 win in Baltimore on Nov. 30. (credit:  Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Chargers’ Leading Receiver Allen Has Broken Right Collarbone

Keenan Allen, the San Diego Chargers’ leading receiver, has a broken right collarbone, the team said Tuesday.

12/16/2014

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Tale Of The Tape: Kansas City Chiefs At Pittsburgh Steelers

The Chiefs appeared to be on their way to a surprising run at midseason, but their inability to develop a consistent downfield passing game derailed the Kansas City express.

12/16/2014

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Tale Of The Tape: Atlanta Falcons At New Orleans Saints

While both teams have been miserable this season, this game will have a huge influence on the outcome of the NFC South Division.

12/16/2014

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Tale Of The Tape: San Diego Chargers At San Francisco 49ers

The Chargers are depending on Philip Rivers to be at his best so they can compete on the road against a team that is clearly disappointed in the way it has played this season, but one that should have enough pride to play a competitive game here.

12/16/2014

4. Philadelphia Eagles (9-3)

Tale Of The Tape: Philadelphia Eagles At Washington Redskins

After their loss to the Dallas Cowboys in Week 15, the Eagles can’t afford to feel sorry for themselves against the Redskins with the season in deep stretch and homefield advantage in the playoffs a major concern.

12/16/2014

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Tale Of The Tape: Tennessee Titans At Jacksonville Jaguars

Zach Mettenberger’s shoulder injury is a big step back for the Titans, because he appeared to have the arm strength to deliver the ball with consistency, even if he lacked escapability from the pocket.

12/16/2014

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Opponent Profile: Chargers Can’t Overlook Niners

Even though the Niners have stumbled to a 7-7 record this season, a mark that won’t take them to the promised land this season, they still could play the role of spoiler when Philip Rivers and the Chargers come calling for a primetime game on CBS Saturday evening.

12/16/2014

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Team Grades: Broncos Clinch AFC West, Temporarily Keep Chargers Out Of Playoffs

With back-to-back losses to the two top teams in the conference, the Chargers (8-6) now are essentially in must-win mode over the final two weekends of the season, which still does not guarantee San Diego a playoff spot when all is said and done.

12/15/2014

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Injury Report: Updates On Corey Liuget And Ryan Mathews

With three games remaining in the regular season, the Chargers really need to win out in order to control their own playoff destiny. Lose a game or two, and they may not even be playing come January.

12/12/2014