While the San Diego Chargers are only 4-3 after seven games, veteran quarterback Philip Rivers is playing like a young guy that sees the sky as the limit.
For Eli Manning and the New York Giants, Lambeau Field has become a familiar launching pad. After beating the Green Bay Packers at home for the second time in four years, they only hope this trip ends the same way — at the Super Bowl.
Eliminated from playoff contention and with their coach and general manager possibly headed for the unemployment line, all the San Diego Chargers can do now is try to ruin rival Oakland’s season and avoid their first losing record since 2003.
Just get in. If ever that philosophy about the NFL playoffs rang true, it’s this year, when two No. 6 seeds are in the conference championship games.
From the time he first walked into the Seahawks’ palatial headquarters on Lake Washington, Pete Carroll pledged competition.