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New England Patriots vs. Kansas City Chiefs: Who has the edge in AFC championship?

Patriots (12-5) vs. Chiefs (13-4) When: Sunday, 3:40 p.m. Where: Arrowhead Stadium Line: Chiefs by 3 TV: CBS/2 PATRIOTS OFFENSE VS. CHIEFS DEFENSE It’s amusing that the Patriots are using the no-one-believes-in-us card, despite advancing to their eighth straight AFC title game, and 13th overall for quarterback Tom Brady. But, hey, if the Patriots and Tom Brady want to believe that people think their time has passed, then whatever floats their dynasty boat. It’s delusional, but it worked last wee...
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Hidden keys to victory for Rams, Patriots, Chiefs and Saints in conference title games

For the better part of four-plus months, many of us have been fawning over The New NFL, and the increased emphasis on passing that has coincided with rule changes that helped offense. The Kansas City Chiefs outgained the Indianapolis Colts on the ground 180-87. The New England Patriots outgained the Los Angeles Chargers 155-19.
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Chargers GM Tom Telesco will pause before making tough roster decisions

COSTA MESA — Chargers general manager Tom Telesco couldn’t provide concrete answers Thursday regarding the team’s 2019 roster during his annual end-of-season news conference. The Chargers have 20 pending free agents and a handful of players with one year left on their contracts heading into the offseason. Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here. “I need some space from the last game until we start making big decisions,” Teles...
Tags: Sports, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Gm, Chargers, Indianapolis Colts, Philip Rivers, Rivers, Keenan Allen, Gates, New England, Phillips, Gordon, Los Angeles Chargers, Costa Mesa


Chargers GM Telesco has no timetable on Rivers deal

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Philip Rivers just concluded his 15th season with the Los Angeles Chargers but the quarterback’s future beyond 2019 is one of many areas that general manager Tom Telesco will have to address during the offseason. Telesco reiterated during his season-ending news conference Thursday that Rivers isn’t going anywhere but didn’t […]
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Patriots' Trent Brown is PFF's highest graded offensive tackle in NFL playoffs

Patriots' Trent Brown is PFF's highest graded offensive tackle in NFL playoffs originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com Trent Brown played well for the New England Patriots in the regular season, but he's taken his game to a higher level in the NFL playoffs. The Patriots' starting left tackle is the highest graded offensive tackle by Pro Football Focus through the first two rounds of the NFL playoffs. Brown has only played one playoff game -- New England's AFC Division...
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Tom Brady, Joey Bosa have great exchange about Patriots QB thwarting pass rush

Tom Brady, Joey Bosa have great exchange about Patriots QB thwarting pass rush originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com The Los Angeles Chargers had one of the best pass rushes in the NFL this season, but it didn't play much of a factor in Sunday's AFC Divisional Round playoff game because New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady wasted no time getting the ball out quickly. Many of these quick passes went to running backs, most notably James White, who tied an NFL playoff record wi...
Tags: News, NFL, New England Patriots, Tom Brady, New England, Los Angeles Chargers, James White, Joey Bosa, Tom Brady Joey Bosa, Gillette Stadium Chargers


What comes next after drama-filled 2018 season for Chargers?

Keenan Allen stalled as he slowly put on his “Slayer” merchandise. The Chargers’ wide receiver began to promote his clothing line by showing a gray beanie to the horde of media surrounding his locker. Allen was selling, but maybe he was buying time. Allen was still in shock and not prepared to provide answers for an embarrassing 41-28 loss to the New England Patriots Sunday that ended the Chargers’ season with a thud. Time was up. Allen put on the beanie and faced the music. Sign up for Home Tu...
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Patriots’ Edelman still making most of his opportunities

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — His face was still a little flushed from stepping out of the subfreezing temperatures at Gillette Stadium field just minutes following the Patriots’ 41-28 divisional-round win over the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday . Still, Julian Edelman stood at his locker satisfied — at least for a moment. Then he was […]
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Chargers, Cowboys coaches to lead Pro Bowlers

The coaching staffs of the Los Angeles Chargers and Dallas Cowboys have been selected to lead the Pro Bowl teams.
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Chargers QB Philip Rivers to miss Pro Bowl with ankle injury

Quarterback Philip Rivers will not play in the Pro Bowl because of an ankle injury, a Chargers official told the Southern California News Group on Tuesday. Rivers was replaced on the AFC roster by Colts quarterback Andrew Luck. Rivers injured his ankle in the second half of the Chargers’ 41-28 playoff loss to the New England Patriots last week at Gillette Stadium. The injury is perceived as not serious and more of a safety precaution. Many veterans tend to skip the annual all-star game for rest ...
Tags: Sports, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Chargers, New England Patriots, Tom Brady, Philip Rivers, Rivers, Orlando, Gillette, Alexander, Colts, Los Angeles Chargers, Southern California News Group, Camping World Stadium


Tom Brady told teammates Chargers "can't stop us" as Patriots dominated

Tom Brady told teammates Chargers "can't stop us" as Patriots dominated originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com The Los Angeles Chargers had no answers for the New England Patriots offense in the first half of Sunday's AFC Divisional Round playoff game at Gillette Stadium, and quarterback Tom Brady was quick to remind his teammates. The Patriots tweeted a behind-the-scenes video Tuesday of players and coaches interacting during Sunday's win, and Brady was seen on the sidelines ...
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Chargers, Cowboys coaching staffs to lead Pro Bowl teams

The coaching staffs of the Los Angeles Chargers and Dallas Cowboys have been selected to lead the Pro Bowl teams. Anthony Lynn and his Chargers’ staff will coach the AFC team while Jason Garrett and his Cowboys’ staff coach the NFC team. The Chargers finished 12-4 in the regular season and lost to the Patriots […]
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Is Julian Edelman's shout-out to Patriots fans more right than he realizes?

Julian Edelman simply was acknowledging New England Patriots fans Tuesday when he logged onto Instagram. "Home field advantage means something more at Gillette," Edelman wrote in a post Tuesday morning. The Patriots played their last home game of the season last Sunday in an AFC Divisional Round win over the Los Angeles Chargers -- they'll travel to Kansas City this weekend for the AFC Championship Game -- so this was a good time to shout out the denizens of Gillette Stadium.
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Philip Rivers was looking for flags "every other play," says Dont'a Hightower

Philip Rivers was looking for flags "every other play," says Dont'a Hightower originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers wasn't the main reason why his team got trounced by the New England Patriots in Sunday's AFC Divisional Round playoff game at Gillette Stadium, but his lackluster performance in the 41-28 loss certainly was a factor. Rivers was ineffective most of the game, especially in the first half when the Pats jumped out to a ...
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Injuries, travel fatigue catch up to Chargers in flat defeat to Patriots

COSTA MESA — Chargers coach Anthony Lynn watched film from the team’s 41-28 blowout loss to the New England Patriots on the long flight back home Sunday night. With the season over, Lynn could have chosen another time to evaluate the many mistakes his players committed in the divisional-round playoff game at Gillette Stadium. Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here. The Chargers were flying across the country for the second c...
Tags: Sports, Denver Broncos, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Dallas Cowboys, Chargers, New England Patriots, Tom Brady, Philip Rivers, Nfc, Kansas City Chiefs, Rivers, Baltimore Ravens, Orlando, Gillette


Chargers hope loss to Patriots serves as motivation for ’19

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Anthony Lynn often said that the Los Angeles Chargers winning six of their final seven games in 2017 helped serve as a springboard to this season’s success, which resulted in the team’s first postseason berth in five years. Lynn is hoping Sunday’s 41-28 loss to New England in the AFC […]
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Ex-NFL WR goes all-in on Patriots: "I don't see a team beating" them

Ex-NFL WR goes all-in on Patriots: "I don't see a team beating" them originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com The New England Patriots made a statement to the rest of the NFL on Sunday when they destroyed the Los Angeles Chargers in the AFC Divisional Round at Gillette Stadium. The Pats got exceptional performances from most of their key players, especially on the offensive side of the ball. This dominant display was enough for one former NFL player to be convinced the Patriots are going ...
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Film Study: Saints salvage Payton gem

The Los Angeles Chargers didn't beat themselves Sunday -- the suggestion is unfair to the New England Patriots -- but they sure helped. In our Week 16 film study, we worried that coordinator Gus Bradley's static Cover-3 scheme would come back to bite the Bolts in the postseason. In our divisional-round preview, we wondered if Bradley would change up against Tom Brady, especially given Brady's recent struggles against blitzes.
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Alexander: Still an uphill battle for Chargers in L.A.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — On the field, as long as you discount Sunday’s boat race against the Patriots, the 2018 season was an unqualified success for the Chargers. A 12-4 regular season, one playoff win, and a core of young, talented players suggest a bright future. On the streets and in the boardrooms and living rooms of L.A., do people care? When the TV ratings come in for Sunday’s Divisional Round playoff game in Foxborough, they probably will show a healthy number nationally and a slight bump in ...
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Tom Brady praises Julian Edelman as one Patriots' toughest players ever

Tom Brady praises Julian Edelman as one Patriots' toughest players ever originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com Playoff football is where Julian Edelman shines brightest, and Sunday's AFC Divisional Round win over the Los Angeles Chargers was no exception. The New England Patriots wide receiver caught nine passes for a team-leading 151 yards, many of which went for first downs to extend drives. Edelman displayed an impressive amount of toughness by taking several huge hits and fight...
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Alexander: Strong Chargers’ season ends with an abysmal day against Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — A helpful Patriots fan draped a banner over the field railing at Gillette Stadium before Sunday’s game. It read: “Ready The Gun Powdah.” For what? To put the visiting Chargers out of their misery? This dreary afternoon, this 48-21 beatdown by New England in the AFC Divisional Round, was like playing Madden and setting it to “extreme embarrassment” level. This was a Chargers defense, so competent last week against a multi-dimensional rookie quarterback, reduced to pylons and b...
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Antonio Gates doesn’t want his Chargers career to end with loss to Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — A year ago as his season ended, Antonio Gates said he wanted to return for another year and talked of his goal of getting to a Super Bowl. He may have been one of the few convinced that could happen as a Charger. And after being brought back in because of Hunter Henry’s injury, and being part of a team that got within two victories of Atlanta, the 38-year-old Gates indicated Sunday afternoon he’d like at least one more crack at it, as a Charger. Sign up for Home Turf and get...
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Patriots QB Tom Brady had no trouble against Chargers’ defensive scheme

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The Chargers surprised the Baltimore Ravens by playing seven defensive backs for most of last week’s AFC wild-card playoff game. Chargers defensive coordinator Gus Bradley didn’t cook up anything out of the ordinary against the New England Patriots for Sunday’s divisional-round playoff game. The Chargers started with a zone defense, a coverage that Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has seen for years. Brady gladly took what the defense gave him, and had no trouble beating the co...
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Chargers TE Gates, 38, not ready to retire

Los Angeles Chargers tight end Antonio Gates doesn't think he's ready to retire after completing a one-year deal and his 16th season with the team.
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Patriots QB Tom Brady lets guard down, hits back at haters in CBS interview

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady usually gives a few cliché answers in his post-game interviews on the field after NFL playoff wins, but that wasn't the case Sunday. Brady was interviewed by CBS' Tracy Wolfson after the Patriots punched their ticket to the AFC Championship Game with a convincing 41-28 win over the Los Angeles Chargers in the Divisional Round at Gillette Stadium. The 41-year-old let his guard down a bit and pretty much admitted he heard a lot of the criticism ...
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Chargers blown out of NFL playoffs by Tom Brady and New England Patriots

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) passes under pressure from New England Patriots linebacker Dont’a Hightower (54) during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) New England Patriots defensive end Trey Flowers (98) sacks Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers during the second half of an NFL divisional playoff football game, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/St...
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Chargers defense a no-show in playoff loss to Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — With a few minutes left in the first half, on their fifth attempt to slow down Tom Brady and the Patriots, the Los Angeles Chargers finally managed a defensive stop. It was only temporary. Desmond King fumbled New England’s first punt of the game, Albert McClellan recovered the ball just inches […]
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Patriots beat Chargers, move into second place on NFL playoff wins list

Patriots beat Chargers, move into second place on NFL playoff wins list originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com The New England Patriots made history with their AFC Divisional Round playoff win against the Los Angeles Chargers at Gillette Stadium on Sunday. The 41-28 victory was the 35th in the Patriots' proud playoff history, moving them ahead of the Green Bay Packers and tying the Dallas Cowboys for second place on the all-time NFL playoff wins list. The Patriots need one more postseas...
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Patriots 41, Chargers 28: Patriots Dominate Chargers to Reach A.F.C. Championship Game

The Patriots scored on their first four possessions and Los Angeles was never close in an A.F.C. playoff rout.
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Sarah Thomas 1st female on-field NFL playoff game official

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Sarah Thomas is the first woman to work an NFL playoff game as an on-field official. Thomas was the down judge in Sunday’s divisional round game between New England and the Los Angeles Chargers. That’s a first, according to the league’s Twitter account . Thomas was hired in 2015 and was […]
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