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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: December 28, 2012

Your daily dose of San Diego Chargers news & notes from around the web.

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Micheal Spurlock named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week -
Punt returner-wide receiver Micheal Spurlock of the San Diego Chargers is the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for games played the 16th week of the 2012 season (December 22-23), the NFL announced today.

Thanks for a Great Season - Kendall Reyes
So the last game of the year is coming up. I know myself and the team, we definitely want to go out on fire. We are going to give it everything we’ve got and play our hearts out. So I’m excited about that.

Why Pride Makes its Case for this Chargers Unit - Ricky Henne
Saying a team is playing for pride once its postseason hopes have been eliminated can be one of the biggest clichés in all of sports. But the tight-knit Chargers are committed to playing a complete game on Sunday, wanting badly to defeat their rival Oakland Raiders in front of a packed Qualcomm Stadium. As a result, the Bolts aren’t repeating a common mantra when they say they are playing for pride in Week 17; they truly mean it.

Under Pressure: SackElroy - J.J. Cooper
It’s amazing to think that the worst offensive line performance of the season was not turned in by the leaky Cardinals front five. As bad as Arizona’s line was early in the season, none of their efforts were as putrid as what happened to the Jets offensive line last Sunday.

Raiders Nation could be trend-buster for Spanos, Bolts - Tom Krasovic
Dean Spanos can’t get Chargers fans to buy all of the tickets to his team’s home games. Of late, Norv Turner can’t get Chargers players to play at home like they do on the road. An apparent answer to both problems will descend on Mission Valley on Sunday.

Spurlock makes strong case for return in 2013 - Chris Jenkins
Conversely, while everything about the future of the Chargers is up in the air with Sunday's finale of a dreadful season, Spurlock surely has done enough over the past month as a replacement for injured Eddie Royal to warrant serious consideration for his return next year. And not just because of Thursday's announcement that he's the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week.