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Retro Heroes?

Two years ago, LaDainian Tomlinson and Shawne Merriman were headliners. Now, they are coming off quiet seasons and relegated to footnote status. Can they regain their All Pro form in time to ignite a Super Bowl push?

The irony hasn't been lost on playoff prognosticators: If this year's Chargers team had LaDainian Tomlinson circa 2006, it would field the most dominant offense the league had ever seen. But the Chargers are elated just to have a healthy Tomlinson, regardless of his advanced age and declining stats. Tomlinson was knocked from each of the past two postseasons with injuries, so his mere presence... Recommended Stories