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Chargers Suffer Huge Setback in 30-23 Loss to Broncos

Chargers Suffer Huge Setback in 30-23 Loss to Broncos

The Chargers hopes of winning the AFC West are clearly on life support following Sunday’s setback to the Broncos, a 30-23 loss in Denver. Peyton Manning threw for 270 yards and three touchdowns in the 7-point win. Manning finished with 25-of-42 efficien
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  • Broncos have stranglehold on division

    Broncos have stranglehold on division

    ESPN.com Nov 18, 2012
    DENVER -- Can we see a wild comeback in the AFC West? Well, yes -- a wild comeback earlier this season is what led to such a drastic separation in the division standings heading into the final six weeks of the season. That one great comeback will likely…
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  • Woody Paige: Broncos all business marching through AFC West

    Woody Paige: Broncos all business marching through AFC West

    denverpost.com Nov 18, 2012
    Afterward, in the locker room, there was no spraying of champagne, donning of championship T-shirts and caps, or breaking out of Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Sno Balls.
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  • The Kansas City Chiefs (Basically) Killed A Guy

    The Kansas City Chiefs (Basically) Killed A Guy

    deadspin.com yahoo.com Nov 18, 2012
    Seriously, that's what the obituary in the Kansas City Star says. "Loren G. 'Sam' Lickteig died on November 14 as a result of (OK, fine-complications due to multiple sclerosis-but also) "heartbreaking disappointment caused by the Kansas City football
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  • Manning, Broncos take 3-game division lead

    Manning, Broncos take 3-game division lead

    ESPN.com Nov 18, 2012
    Peyton Manning threw for three touchdowns and Von Miller had three sacks, as the Denver Broncos defeated the San Diego Chargers 30-23 on Sunday to take a three-game lead in the AFC West.
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  • Raiders owner Mark Davis says he wants to see progress

    Raiders owner Mark Davis says he wants to see progress

    The Raiders were blown out at home against the Saints on Sunday, their third straight blowout loss, dropping their record to 3-7 on the season. Raiders owner Mark Davis is not satisfied with that. According to Paul Gutierrez of CSNCalifornia.com, Davis …
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  • Knee injury sidelines Willis McGahee

    Knee injury sidelines Willis McGahee

    profootballtalk.com Nov 18, 2012
    Broncos running back Willis McGahee left Sunday’s game against the Chargers with a knee injury and did not return. McGahee was off to a good start, with seven carries for 55 yards, but he went down hard when he was tackled on that seventh carry and stay
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  • Saints quietly get back to .500 with a blowout win at Oakland

    Saints quietly get back to .500 with a blowout win at Oakland

    yahoo.com Nov 18, 2012
    If you quit paying attention to the Saints after September, nobody would blame you. New Orleans was 0-4, with a home loss to the Chiefs (!!!). The Saints didn't have their head coach and didn't seem to have much of a chance. But since the Saints fell of…
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  • Cam Newton Gives A Small Child A Football And An Epileptic Fit:…

    Cam Newton Gives A Small Child A Football And An Epileptic Fit: Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundup

    deadspin.com Nov 18, 2012
    We'll be putting all our GIFs for the day here, from the happiest person you'll ever see on the receiving end of a ball from Cam Newton, to the Cowboys onside kicking in the third quarter, and failing. We'll update the post as the later games conclude, …
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  • Late touchdown pass gives Saints 21-7 lead at half

    Late touchdown pass gives Saints 21-7 lead at half

    profootballtalk.com Nov 18, 2012
    The Raiders kept the Saints offense in check for much of the first half, but they couldn’t get off the field in time to stop them from taking a two touchdown lead. Drew Brees hit Lance Moore with a 38-yard touchdown pass with 50 seconds to play in the s
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  • Bengals blow out Chiefs to get back to .500

    Bengals blow out Chiefs to get back to .500

    Andy Dalton threw for 230 yards and accounted for three touchdowns, A.J. Green caught a touchdown pass in his ninth straight game and the Cincinnati Bengals beat the woeful Kansas City Chiefs 28-6 on Sunday.
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  • Week 11 late inactives

    Week 11 late inactives

    profootballtalk.com Nov 18, 2012
    Three games kick off in the late afternoon slots in Week 11 and we’ve got all the inactives from all of them right here. Saints at Raiders Saints: WR Greg Camarillo, CB Corey White, RB Darren Sproles, LB Scott Shanle, T Zach Strief, DT Tyrunn Walker, D
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  • Chiefs' Bowe leaves game with injury to neck

    Chiefs' Bowe leaves game with injury to neck

    ESPN.com Nov 18, 2012
    Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe left Sunday's game against Cincinnati with a neck injury and left tackle Branden Albert left with a back injury, while Bengals cornerback Terence Newman was sidelined with a concussion.
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  • Darren Sproles, Aaron Hernandez headline late game NFL inactive…

    Darren Sproles, Aaron Hernandez headline late game NFL inactive lists

    As reported by Jay Glazer during FOX's pregame show, New Orleans Saints running back Darren Sproles is inactive for Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders. Sproles has missed the last two games after undergoing surgery on his left hand. The versatile…
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  • Lawyer: Charges dropped vs. Raiders' McClain

    Lawyer: Charges dropped vs. Raiders' McClain

    Oakland Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain is going to jail time or a lengthy NFL suspension despite being arrested on misdemeanor assault and firearms charges for allegedly holding a gun beside a man's head and firing it into the air one year ago.
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  • D.J. Williams returns to Broncos’ active roster with restructur…

    D.J. Williams returns to Broncos’ active roster with restructured contract

    yahoo.com Nov 18, 2012
    The Denver Broncos officially added outside linebacker D.J. Williams to the 53-man roster on Saturday, and the veteran should play on Sunday after missing the first nine games of the 2012 season while serving two suspensions, a six-game ban for violatin…
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  • Video - Sunday Blitz: Chargers-Broncos Recap 03:45

    Sunday Blitz: Chargers-Broncos Recap

    Nov 18
    Jim Basquil and Eric Allen break down the Broncos' 30-23 win over the Chargers.
  • Video - Sunday Blitz: Saints-Raiders Recap 03:22

    Sunday Blitz: Saints-Raiders Recap

    Nov 18
    Jim Basquil and Eric Allen break down the Saints' 38-17 win over the Raiders.
  • Video - Chargers postgame press conference 06:01

    Chargers postgame press conference

    Nov 18
    Chargers react following game with Broncos
  • Video - Broncos postgame press conference 04:21

    Broncos postgame press conference

    Nov 18
    Broncos react following game with Chargers

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Luck, Colts get an up-close lesson about what it takes to be el…

    Nov 18
    FOXBORO, Mass. -- By late Sunday night there was still no word yet on whether Andrew Luck's mother (or perhaps his father in this case) told him there'd be days like this. But no matter. By the time this one was over, it was well understood that a messa…
  • Don Banks: NFC East again a mess you can't take your eyes off of; more Sna…

    Nov 18
    FOXBORO, Mass. -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a wild, overtime-drenched Week 11 in the NFL...
  • John Clayton's Last Call

    Nov 18
    NFL fans were treated to a pre-Thanksgiving feast of close games, wild finishes and crazy offensive efforts, writes John Clayton.