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Advancing a star-lite approach

Why the T.O. experiement has failed and San Diego is sometimes better minus Gates

Updated: December 28, 2010, 2:54 PM ET
By Vince Verhei | Football Outsiders
Terrell Owens and Antonio GatesUS PresswireTerrell Owens has good numbers but too many targets; Phillip Rivers has thrived minus Antonio Gates.

Good news, AFC playoff teams: The San Diego Chargers are staying home for the postseason, thanks in part to their 34-20 defeat at the hands of the Cincinnati Bengals. Don't let their 8-7 record fool you, the Bengals are one of the AFC's most talented teams, and despite some miserable special-teams play early in the season they were capable of beating anyone.

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