Advancing a star-lite approach
Why the T.O. experiement has failed and San Diego is sometimes better minus 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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