Here are the early games you should be watching, as you try to keep an eye on which AFC teams will make the playoffs (and could end up playing against the Chargers).
- Jaguars at Browns (Don't overlook the Browns. They've been playing pretty good football, and the Jaguars seem to fall into trap games quite a bit.)
- Steelers at Dolphins (The Dolphins, with a healthy Ronnie Brown and an experienced Chad Henne, could be really good next season.)
- Patriots at Texans (A Houston win makes the Patriots 2-6 on the road in 2009. That could only help the Chargers.)