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4-6, 2nd in AFC West

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers injury report: QUESTIONABLE-- T Joe Barksdale (foot), T Russell Okung (knee), WR Travis Benjamin (abdominal), DT Corey Liuget (toe), LB James Onwualu (quad),LB Hayes Pullard (neck), Mike Williams (knee).

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FPI ranks best games of Week 12: Chargers at Cowboys

Don't sleep on the Chargers as a potential playoff team. Their chance to reach the postseason would improve to 35 percent with a win over Dallas on Thanksgiving.

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Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

VIDEO: Chargers QB Philip Rivers looks forward to playing on Thanksgiving Day for the first time. The Chargers are 2-1-1 on Thanksgiving, and last played on Thanksgiving Day on Nov. 27, 1969, at Houston in a 21-17 victory.

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Chargers injury report: LIMITED -- T Joe Barksdale (foot), WR Travis Benjamin (abdomen), DT Corey Liuget (toe), T Russell Okung (knee), LB James Onwualu (quad), C Spencer Pulley (knee), WR Mike Williams (knee). FULL-- DE Chris McCain (quad), LB Hayes Pullard (neck), TE Sean McGrath (finger), K Nick Novak (full).

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Chargers sneaking back into playoff mix

Left for dead after an 0-4 start, the Bolts' playoff odds are now the highest they've been since the season started, by FPI's measure. They sit seventh among AFC teams, though the Titans (74.3 percent) and Ravens (72.7) have major edges in the wild-card race.

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers injury report: LIMITED -- WR Travis Benjamin (abdominal), T Joe Barksdale (foot), DE Chris McCain (quad), LB James Onwualu (quad), T Russell Okung (knee), LB Hayes Pullard (neck), DT Corey Liuget (toe), C Spencer Pulley (knee), WR Mike Williams (knee). FULL -- TE Sean McGrath (finger), K Nick Novak (back).

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers coach Anthony Lynn and Philip Rivers had an animated exchange in the first quarter of the Buffalo Bills with the Bolts up 10-7. Asked to reveal what the two were talking about, Lynn politely declined. However, Lynn did say that he and Rivers are good. "In games, Philip plays with a lot of fire, plays with a lot of emotions," Lynn said. "I like that. I think those emotions are what make him the player that he is today. Sometimes we have different opinions on things. We talk it out. We yell it out -- whatever it takes. But at the end of the day, we're on the same page. I don't think that's uncommon at all, especially when you know one another and you trust one another. You can have some healthy conflict, and no one takes it personal."

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers RB Austin Ekeler said he likes 1980's rock music, which is why he does the air guitar for his TD celebration. Ekeler said his favorite ‘80s rock band is Aerosmith. "I always wanted to play the guitar," Ekeler said. "It's something I'll definitely pick up in the offseason. I was going to in college, but never really had the time."

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

The Chargers did some preparation for the Cowboys during the team's bye week two weeks ago. However, Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said that he and his coaching staff immediately turned their attention to Dallas after the team's blowout win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. Lynn said the coaching staff did not review film on the Bills. "We don't have time," Lynn said. "We leave Wednesday morning, going to Dallas. We've got to get onto the Cowboys right away."

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Grading the quarterback play for the Chargers

After finishing 2016 with a career-high 20 interceptions, Philip Rivers has done a better job of taking care of the football this season with seven interceptions through 10 games.

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Chargers' secondary comes up roses

The Chargers on Sunday became the first team to intercept five passes in the first half of a game since the Dolphins did so against the Steelers on Dec. 3, 1973. Joe Gilliam, Pittsburgh's starting QB that night, was picked off three times before Terry Bradshaw came in and was intercepted twice more before halftime. (Elias Sports Bureau)

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Rivers and Allen caught fire Sunday

Philip Rivers has thrown to Keenan Allen often this season (93 targets), but the pair hadn't been particularly efficient until Sunday. Allen caught 12 of 13 targets and tripled his touchdown total for the season against the Bills.

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Vote: The best and worst of Week 11 in the NFL

There was the good, including Tom Brady, Antonio Brown and the Eagles, as well as some very poor performances with the Bills, Raiders, Cowboys and Chiefs all laying an egg before the Thanksgiving holiday,

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Though on a cold streak, the Chiefs are still overwhelming favorites to win the AFC West at 91%. The Chargers, who FPI believes are the eighth-best team in football going forward, have an 8% shot at the division title.

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Even though they already held the No. 1 spot in FPI's rankings, the Eagles improved their FPI rating more than anyone else this week after blowing out the Cowboys. The ratings for the Chargers, Ravens, Vikings and Patriots also were upgraded by more than a point following their respective performances yesterday. Remember, FPI isn't describing what has happened but is rating team strength going forward.

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn liked that his team played mistake-free football: "What I took away from this game was, we played smart. Regardless of who they started at quarterback, we didn't play dumb football. We had one penalty the whole game, and we didn't get it until the fourth quarter. That's what we emphasize and what's what we need."

Team Stats

Passing Yards246.912th
Rushing Yards94.425th
Points For22.116th
Points Against19.6Tied-8th