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Chargers' Gaither on IR; played just 4 games Updated Nov 23, 2012
The San Diego Chargers have placed left tackle Jared Gaither on injured reserve, ending an unproductive season for a player expected to shore up a shaky offensive line.
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  • AFC West prediction videos Nov 23, 2012
    Our ESPN Week 12 AFC West prediction videos are here: Oakland at Cincinnati Denver at Kansas City Baltimore at San Diego What do you think? Fill up the comment section below with your thoughts.
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  • K.C.'s McCluster delivers turkeys, gets scolding Nov 23, 2012
    Even while giving away free turkeys, the Kansas City Chiefs cannot escape the wrath of their suffering fans.
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  • Left tackle woes continue for Chargers Nov 23, 2012
    Once upon a time, left tackle was a position of strength and stability for the San Diego Chargers. That is no longer the case. For the second straight season, the Chargers have seen their left tackle have his season end because of an injury. San Diego p…
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  • Branden Albert likely won't face Denver Nov 23, 2012
    It appears two of the Kansas City Chiefs' three injured starting offensive linemen have a chance to play Sunday against visiting Denver. Center Ryan Lilja (knee) and guard Jon Asamoah (thumb) are questionable to play in the game. They both missed last w…
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  • The Giants, the Chargers, and the Ravens: Answers to Readers' Questions Nov 23, 2012
    Judy Battista, the N.F.L. reporter for The Times, answers questions from readers.
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  • Raiders to be without McFadden again Nov 23, 2012
    A tough season for Oakland running back Darren McFadden continues to get more difficult. As expected, McFadden has been ruled out for Sunday’s game at Cincinnati. It will be the third straight game McFadden will miss because of a high ankle sprain. McFa
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  • Chiefs Receiver Delivers Thanksgiving Meal To Old Lady. Old Lady Reminds Him How Much The Chiefs Suck. Nov 23, 2012
    For the last 20 years or so, Chiefs players have spent part of their Thanksgiving holidays personally delivering meals to needy residents in the Kansas City area. It goes without saying that it's a noble gesture-the players get to give something to the
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  • Carson Palmer’s return vs. Bengals blacked out in Cincinnati Nov 23, 2012
    So much for attendance increasing and blackouts declining in the NFL. Although the NFL boasted early this month about blackouts being on the decline, three of Sunday’s games will be blacked out in their local TV markets. We’ve already noted that the C
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  • Final Word: AFC West Nov 23, 2012
    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 12: Chiefs need to harass Manning: Kansas City Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel said earlier this week his team needs to play perfect to beat the Denver Broncos on Sunday. That means the Chiefs, who have a solid pass rush,…
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  • Saints look to pay back 49ers for playoff loss Nov 23, 2012
    Saints have momentum, and revenge, in mind vs. the 49ers.
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  • Patience is the prescription in Oakland Nov 23, 2012
    The Oakland Raiders have done a good job of becoming a modern NFL franchise in the past year. They must continue that trend, and that means owner Mark Davis needs to continue to stay in the background and allow the men he chose to run the football opera…
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  • Week 12 stats to know Nov 23, 2012
    A key statistic, courtesy of ESPN Stats & Information, for each AFC West team heading into Week 12: Denver Quarterback Peyton Manning, 36, is on pace to have the most yards, touchdown passes and have the highest completion percentage of any quarterb…
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  • Tracy Porter cleared to play for Broncos Nov 23, 2012
    Denver Broncos cornerback Tracy Porter has been cleared for game action and could make his first appearance in six weeks against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. Porter has missed the Broncos’ last fives games after being sidelined due to experiencing
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  • Video - 'Playbook': Broncos vs. Chiefs 04:11

    'Playbook': Broncos vs. Chiefs

    Nov 23
    The "Playbook" crew explains why the Denver Broncos receivers will be able to get open and make big plays against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 12.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Baltimore Ravens vs. San Diego Chargers 03:56

    'Playbook': Baltimore Ravens vs. San Diego Chargers

    Nov 23
    Can San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers avoid throwing interceptions and take advantage of a banged up Ravens secondary? Our experts discuss which team will prevail on Sunday.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Oakland Raiders vs. Cincinnati Bengals 03:45

    'Playbook': Oakland Raiders vs. Cincinnati Bengals

    Nov 23
    The "Playbook" crew debates whether the Oakland Raiders will be able to avoid mistakes against the Cincinnati Bengals and if the Bengals ground game can get going on Sunday.