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Pats, Chargers square off in top matchup

Philadelphia kicker David Akers hugs Nick Cole after kicking the winning field goal against the Giants.

Philadelphia kicker David Akers hugs Nick Cole after kicking the winning field goal against the Giants.

The San Diego Chargers probably expected to see the New England Patriots sometime in the AFC playoffs. It will happen Sunday, when the AFC’s best team this season hosts the NFL’s best team this decade.

The Patriots secured their trip to San Diego on Sunday with a convincing 37-16 victory over the New York Jets.

That set up the matchup between New England (13-4), winner of three of the past five Super Bowls, and San Diego (14-2), led by LaDainian Tomlinson, the league’s most valuable player. The other AFC divisional-round game will have Indianapolis at Baltimore on Saturday. The Colts beat Kansas City 23-8 Saturday.

In the NFC, Philadelphia beat the New York Giants 23-20 Sunday, and Seattle beat Dallas 21-20 Saturday.

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NFL DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS
Saturday
Indianapolis at Baltimore, 2:30 p.m. (CBS)

Philadelphia at New Orleans, 6 p.m. (Fox)

Sunday
Seattle at Chicago, 11 a.m. (Fox)

New England at San Diego, 2:30 p.m. (CBS)

> More NFL from last weekend, Page 5C

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