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Not 4th down for LA, but surely 3rd and long

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If there’s one thing the NFL doesn’t want associated with moving a team or teams to Los Angeles, it’s confusion. Too late. With each delay in the process, as well-intentioned as they might be, the league perplexes residents of LA, St. Louis, Oakland and San Diego. Not to mention fans of the Rams, Raiders and Chargers, wherever else they reside. This week’s move to punt any decision to Jan. 13 in Houston, a delay of nearly six weeks, was deemed…

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Big problems emerge for 3 teams

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Call it a Thanksgiving Thud. What happened to the Eagles, Cowboys and, most shockingly, to the Packers on Thursday signals some major problems with all three teams. What’s happened to these three, all of which had winning records in 2014 and seemed headed for big things this season, is emblematic of the mercurial nature of the NFL. Other than the Panthers and Patriots at the top, the Browns, Chargers and Titans at the bottom, consistency has been elusive. At least…

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Monday night football reunites Phillip Rivers-Jay Cutler Rivalry

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An old rivalry rekindles itself on Monday night football when Philip Rivers of the San Diego Chargers goes against the Bears’ Jay Cutler. The two, who went at it frequently when Cutler was with the Broncos, meet in an effort by each to offset a slow start by their teams. The Chargers are 2-6 and the Bears are 2-5. Cutler and Rivers are both accomplished quarterbacks, though neither seems to be held in particularly high regard by their fans. The…

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Pittsburgh to rely on Le’Veon Bell in Monday Night Football vs. Chargers

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Here comes Le’Veon Bell. And here he comes again., Bell, the talented running back from the Pittsburgh Steelers, figures to be the key figure when the Steelers play the San Diego Chargers on Monday night football. After all, the Steelers are without quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, and Bell is coming off a 123-yard effort against a Baltimore team that hadn’t allowed a 100-yard rusher in 29 games. But it’s more than that. The Chargers’ defense is second in the NFL agaisnt…

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