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Morning Links: Positive vibes

DENVER -- Good morning. The Chargers will have locker room cleanup this morning at 9 PT, followed by coach Mike McCoy wrapping up the season. I won’t make it to San Diego by that time, but I’ll do my best to get some follow-up comments wrapping up the season.

Michael Lev of the Orange County Register says the Chargers have a lot to feel good about in making it to the divisional round of the AFC playoffs. Lev: “The Chargers missed the postseason from 2010-12, and it appeared they’d make it 0 for 4 when they lost to the Bengals to fall to 5-7. But San Diego kept pushing, pieced together a four-game winning streak, eked into the playoffs and turned Mike McCoy’s first season into an undeniable success.”

Philip Rivers had a frustrating night against Denver dealing with the crowd noise. Take a look at the video.

Former NFL referee Mike Pereira, writing for Fox Sports, gives Clete Blakeman and his officiating crew working the Broncos-Chargers game a C grade. Interesting read.

Kevin Acee of U-T San Diego said Sunday was a fitting end to San Diego’s season, with time running out on this year’s team of destiny.

The Chargers will select No. 25 in this year’s draft.

Ricky Henne of Chargers.com writes that San Diego players had nothing to be ashamed of after the team’s effort against the Broncos.

Matt Calkins of U-T San Diego wonders why the Chargers didn’t throw the ball more to begin the game.

ESPN’s Jeffri Chadiha examines 10 questions for the Patriots-Broncos AFC title matchup.