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Morning Links: Weddle's inconsistent play

SAN DIEGO -- Good morning. Rick Drummond of Pro Football Focus takes a look back at San Diego’s impressive performance in a win at Kansas City. He notes the solid performances by Philip Rivers and Keenan Allen, but says safety Eric Weddle’s play has been inconsistent this season.

Drummond: “Our top-graded safety in 2012 -- and Top 5 the two seasons before -- this was his fourth game in the red this year and he’s currently looking up at 21 other safeties in the overall grades at the position. While his work against the run was a strength last season, this year it’s been a source of drag as he hasn’t quite been the same force. Illustrating, his Run Stop Percentage of 2.6 is currently 30th among safeties, down from a 7.3 mark that led the league in 2012.”

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Len Pasquarelli of the National Football Post takes a closer look at why Cincinnati quarterback Andy Dalton has struggled of late.