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For Philip Rivers and Chargers, season finale has wild ramifications
For Philip Rivers and Chargers, season finale has wild ramifications

The San Diego Chargers fight to the finish, even when they're already done. Since Philip Rivers took over as starting quarterback in 2006, the Chargers are 8-0 in regular-season finales. They ultimately lose in the playoffs, but have a pristine record in Week 17 games. "What I'm most proud of about that is when we won in those years when we'd already been eliminated," Rivers said in a phone interview. "On the outside, it's a meaningless game. But there's really no such thing." Sunday's Chargers finale is anything but meaningless. If they win at Kansas City, they're in the postseason as a wild-card team. They faced a strikingly...

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