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Biggest underdogs in NFL playoff history

Wed Jan 11 10:39:31 EST 2017 | Chron
If the Chargers had been fully healthy the point spread likely would not have been as big as it was. Running back LaDainian Tomlinson was questionable with a knee injury and ultimately played only the first two snaps. Quarterback Phillip Rivers played with a torn ligament in his knee, and tight end Antonio Gates played with a dislocated toe. Despite those setbacks, the Chargers intercepted Tom Brady three times and were within one score for all of the first three quarters. less ... more Photo: C..


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