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Season in Review: Special Teams

Jenkins in his final Charger days? (Getty Images)

Ugly, disgusting, downright awful, these are a couple of terms used to describe the San Diego Chargers special teams, and for the most part the revelations were dead on. Special teams is a catalyst for both the defense and offense. The difference in field position can be an asset. Imagine on every drive starting with 10 less yards to go to score a touchdown, now conversely imagine the opponent has 10 more yards to go to score or even get into field goal range.

The difference in those 10 yards could prove the difference between winning and losing. Here is some proof from other teams around the league. The Giants botched two fourth-quarter field-goal attempts as the San Francisco 49ers escaped with a 39-38 victory in week one of the playoffs. Pittsburgh-Tennessee playoff game- the outcome was decided by special teams play. Titans kicker Joe Nedney...

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