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DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: Tony Carter #32 of the Denver Broncos breaks up a pass intended for Matthew Slater #18 of the New England Patriots in the first quarter during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Patriots Team Grades: Super Bowl Hopes End With AFC Championship Loss To Broncos

The 2013 New England Patriots overachieved this season, but they couldn’t overcome a powerful Denver Broncos squad in the AFC Championship Game.

01/21/2014

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 12: Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers reacts in the second half against the Denver Broncos during the AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 12, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Chargers Close Door On Solid Season, Set Sights On AFC West In 2014

While their record may not show it, the San Diego Chargers turned in a rather solid season when you take a look back at the 2013-14 campaign.

01/14/2014

FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 24: Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos is pressured by defensive end Rob Ninkovich #50 of the New England Patriots during a game at Gillette Stadium on November 24, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Patriots Defense Needs Big Game Against Broncos In AFC Championship Game

Both Patriots Nation and Broncos Country are looking forward to Brady/Manning XV. The rest of the planet will probably enjoy the game, too.

01/14/2014

CINCINNATI, OH - JANUARY 05: Eddie Royal #11 of the San Diego Chargers flies thru the air during the NFL wild card playoffs game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on January 5, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Bolts Look To Defy Odds Two Weekends In A Row

Being the sixth and final seed in the NFL playoffs usually means you’re a sizable underdog. When it comes to the San Diego Chargers, that holds true a second weekend straight.

01/08/2014

HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 22: Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos calls a play during the first half of the game against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium on December 22, 2013 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Odds Against Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos This Week

The Denver Broncos are arguably the best team in the NFL, but that doesn’t mean they’re going to win this week. In fact, many stats show Peyton Manning and his Broncos are more likely to lose than win, as the No. 1 seed against the No. 6 seeded San Diego Chargers.

01/08/2014

Terrell Thomas (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Giants-Redskins Game On Dec. 1 To Stay In Primetime

The New York Giants’ game at the Washington Redskins next month will stay in primetime even though the teams are a combined 7-13.

11/18/2013

Peyton Manning (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Week 6 NFL Roundup: Undefeated Ranks Down To 2 AFC West Teams

Denver and Kansas City are the last two teams with perfect NFL records after the Broncos beat Jacksonville 35-19 — hardly the margin projected by most — and the Chiefs defeated Oakland 24-7.

10/14/2013

Dwight Freeney (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Dwight Freeney: ‘Playing For The Giants Would Be A Dream’

Freeney is looking for a job after he was informed by the Colts on February 15 that he would not be re-signed, and he’s excited about the possibility of joining the G-Men.

02/20/2013

Peyton Manning (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Benigno’s Best: Week 14 NFL Power Rankings

It was a tough week for the Top 10, as the Niners, Giants, Ravens and Bears all lost. The Steelers, Bengals, Seahawks and Redskins are all poised and ready to crack the rankings.

12/05/2012

Roddy White (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Benigno’s Best: Week 8 NFL Power Rankings

Seven weeks into the season the Eagles have fired their defensive coordinator and the Panthers have fired their GM. Atlanta remains the league’s only unbeaten team, and only three AFC teams have winning records.

10/24/2012

Quarterback Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos celebrates his teams 35-24 victory over the San Diego Chargers. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Manning’s MNF Magic Has Resurgent Broncos In AFC West Driver’s Seat

Peyton Manning led the Broncos to a historic, improbable comeback over the Chargers after being down 24-0 at halftime.

10/16/2012

Andy Dalton (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) and Matt Forte (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Silverman: Four Teams Ready To Climb The NFL Ladder

Fans are familiar with the exploits of the Packers, Patriots, Saints and 49ers. However, there are four teams that may be ready to jump up and challenge the league’s elite teams.

08/03/2012