Originally Posted by jmt57
The line started at 6 1/2 (I thought I remembered seeing 7) and at some places it's now down to 5 points.
claims that the San Diego Union Tribune
says that Chambers is doubtful with a high ankle sprain, but CBS did not provide a link and I couldn't find anything on that newspaper's site, except for LT saying the Pats are not a rival.
This is the kind of thing that irritates me. Your bolded comment could be interpreted as a lack of respect by LT when it was just the opposite. Here is the quote from the San Diego paper...
"NO RIVALRY HERE
Belichick said playing the Chargers “almost seems like ... a division game. We've played them so many times.”
But it's no rivalry, according to the Chargers.
Chargers players have gone back and forth with the Patriots verbally over the past few years, but they know their place in this series, which on Sunday has its fourth renewal in 21 months.
“I think that's beyond us right now to call it a rivalry,” LaDainian Tomlinson said.
“I think a rivalry is when the win-loss record is back and forth,” Rivers said.
The Patriots have won three straight, including knocking the Chargers from the past two postseasons."
Sounds to me like they have it right and are giving props to the Patriots. Can't see how you would have a problem with that.
Here is the whole quote (from Chargers website)...
“Really and truly I think that’s beyond us right now, to call it a rivalry,” running back LaDainian Tomlinson said. “One, because we haven’t beaten them; and two, this is a regular season game for us. They are in better shape than we are. I wouldn’t call it a rivalry. I would say it’s just another game on our schedule that happens to be the Patriots and we need a win, badly.”