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Chargers-Pats Pregame Roundup

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The rematch more than eight months in the making has finally arrived. The Chargers are out to prove last season's playoff loss was a fluke, while the Patriots want to prove their trio of Super Bowl triumphs deserve to remain asterisk free.

GAME SNAPSHOT KICKOFF: Sunday, 8:15 ET GAME DATE: 9/16/07 SURFACE: Grass TV: NBC, Al Michaels, John Madden, Andrea Kremer SERIES: 35th meeting. Patriots lead series, 18-14-2. The Patriots and Chargers have turned into one of the NFL's most bitter rivalries over the last couple of years. In 2005, San Diego ended the Patriots' 21-game home-winning streak with a 41-17 victory. Then last year, New... Recommended Stories

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