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Sunday’s five most valuable players, Week 17 - MJD
It was vintage Rivers today: not a lot of attempts, a gigantic yards-per-attempt number, and a lot of trusting his receivers to make plays.
The Shutdown Corner Hidden Pro Bowlers - Doug Farrar
Inside Linebackers — London Fletcher, Washington Redskins/Navorro Bowman, San Francisco 49ers/Donald Butler, San Diego Chargers/Sean Lee, Dallas Cowboys/ Colin McCarthy, Tennessee Titans
Notebook: Dielman done dealing? - Chris Jenkins
The question in Dielman’s own mind is whether he’ll ever don a football helmet again, a decision the perennial Pro Bowl guard admitted that he’s going to be weighing in the early parts of an offseason that started Monday. Dielman said family considerations are the major factor in his contemplation of retirement after a decade with the Chargers.
Spanos seems ready to keep his guys, but questions remain - Kevin Acee
Dean Spanos will take at least until Tuesday and perhaps even wait until Wednesday before letting us know once and for all the fates of A.J. Smith and Norv Turner.
What way are the Chargers leaning? - Bill Williamson
One of the most intriguing stories in the NFL in this week of change is what the San Diego Chargers will do. The Chargers could fire both coach Norv Turner and general manager A.J. Smith, fire one and keep the other or keep both.
Audibles at the Line: Week 17 - Rivers McCown
Tom Gower: Players spotted in man coverage on Antonio Gates today: Mike Michell, Kamerion Wimbley, Tyvon Branch. Players spotting successfully covering Antonio Gates today: None that I've noticed. Chargers up 14-7.
Final 2011 DVOA Ratings - Aaron Schatz
Antonio Gates finishes with 287 receiving DYAR, which is ninth all-time. Gates has four of the top nine tight end seasons, and five of the top 11.