Playoff Update: The Biggest Stories In The NBA, NHL PlayoffsHere's a look at the latest and most important storylines from around the NBA and NHL Playoffs.
Opponent Profile: Chargers, Chiefs To Battle For Playoff SpotAfter a wild come-from-behind 38-35 overtime win in San Francisco this past Saturday evening, the Chargers will look to lock up the final AFC playoff spot this Sunday when they travel to Arrowhead Stadium to battle division rival Kansas City.
Chargers Going Down To Wire In Playoff BidNothing like keeping a little drama along for the ride right to the very end. With two games left in the regular season, the San Diego Chargers may be trying to pull a rabbit out of a hat.
Team Grades: Broncos Clinch AFC West, Temporarily Keep Chargers Out Of PlayoffsWith back-to-back losses to the two top teams in the conference, the Chargers (8-6) now are essentially in must-win mode over the final two weekends of the season, which still does not guarantee San Diego a playoff spot when all is said and done.
49ers Still With Plenty To Play In 2014, Playoffs And Division Still UndecidedThe 49ers season is still not over. They can still make the playoffs, and even if unable to do that still need to show the rest of the NFC West where they stand. The team needs to forget about the past two weeks and focus on a strong finish as things could still fall their way before it's all said and done.
Opponent Profile: Will Broncos Add To San Diego's Misery?After dropping a tough 23-14 loss this past Sunday evening to the AFC East-leading New England Patriots, the Chargers find themselves sitting at 8-4 with three games remaining in the regular season.
Chargers Find AFC Playoff Hunt ExcitingOn the professional level, there is exciting jockeying for a handful of playoff spots in the respective conferences after the division winners have all but been established. For the San Diego Chargers, they find themselves right in that mix.
No Need For 49ers To PanicThere is no reason for the 49ers to panic despite their 4-4 record. There is a big difference between 5-4 and 4-5 so a win this week should silence the panic talks. A loss though will certainly warrant a raise in concern.
Where Do Chargers Go From Here?After a two-game span in five days that left them sitting at 5-3, the Bolts are hoping that their game two days after Halloween does not continue a frightful trend that appears to be emerging.
Snake-bit Chiefs Fall Short As Defense Fails Repeatedly In Second-half CollapseThe Kansas City Chiefs lost an eighth-straight postseason game on Saturday, losing 45-44 to the Indianapolis Colts after holding a 28-point lead in the third quarter.
Packers Face Injury Questions On DefenseThe Green Bay Packers have had trouble stopping the 49ers in their last two meetings. Now they have to try and beat them in the playoffs while facing injury issues on defense.
Sports Verdict: Which Team Has A Better Chance At The Playoffs? Giants Vs. JetsFans in New York never want to abandon thoughts of the postseason this early into any season. As frustrated as they may be, the hope of a postseason run remains in the minds of the fans of both New York NFL teams.