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Bolts Notebook: 9/22

TE Antonio Gates (Gregory Bull/AP)

There is no shame in losing in New England. This week, though, delivers a different set of expectations. The Chargers host the fast-imploding Chiefs with a chance to all but bury the defending division champs. Here is a look at some key factors to the game as the Bolts aim to climb back above .500.

Ready to Receive? There is no pass-catching duo better than Antonio Gates and Vincent Jackson. Opponents can slow one, but never both. It was Gates who went off in the season opener, getting eight balls for 74 yards. The Patriots saw that tape and chose to make Gates their top priority, double-teaming him on almost every play. Jackson took advantage of the attention paid inside the hashes... Recommended Stories

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