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Answers for Chargers/Chiefs & Broncos/Browns

San Diego at Kansas City 1:00 p.m.

The five-point line was a trap.  The Chargers fell apart and were unable to recover and cover the spread.

The very good fantasy news was Phillip Rivers overall performance.  Despite two turnovers deep in his own territory that lead directly to 14 points, he finished with 266 yards and two TDs to go with a 58% completion rate, his season's worst!

Yet, a San Diego WR has not emerged.  Rivers' top two targets remain RB LaDanlian Tomlinson and TE Antonio Gates, six and nine receptions respectively.

For the second game in a row, back-up RB Michael Turner recevied minimal carries.  This won't completely erase his value, but there seems to be a change in use occuring in San Diego.

QB Damon Huard rebounded nicely with the type of performance (15/27/232/2) that will keep him gainfully employed through the end of this decade.  Like Rivers, he favors his RB and TE. They had 8 of his 15 completions.

Larry Johnson had the game everyone hoped for when he was selected Top 3 - 132 yards rushing with two TDs.

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Denver at Cleveland 4:05 p.m.

Rb Tatum Bell rushed for more than 100 yards and scored a TD.  That was great, but what is with the ten rushes by RB Mike Bell?  Should TBell owners begin to worry?

Jake Plummer had his 2nd 200+ yard passing game - 204!  He did manage to get most of those yards to Javon Walker (107) but the TD went the 100% unowned Brandon Marshall.

RB Reuben Droughns was unable to produce against the vaunted Broncos defense. He had a mere 33 yards on 12 carries and threw a fumble in to make things worse - for himself and his fantasy owners!

QB Charlie Frye did manage to score the second TD allowed by the Broncos Defense, but 149 yards passing isn't enough for double-digit points.

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