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Friday, January 9, 2009
Take your pick: Steelers or Chargers?

By James Walker
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker

Now that you read every inch of analysis during the week, let's wrap up the predictions with the AFC North version of "Take Your Pick."

After a two-week hiatus, the Pittsburgh Steelers (12-4) will host the San Diego Chargers (9-8) in a divisional matchup at Heinz Field. Pittsburgh won the first meeting, 11-10, with a late field goal by kicker Jeff Reed.

Injuries could be key in this game. For the Chargers, tailback LaDainian Tomlinson (groin) is not expected to play, making way for exciting backup Darren Sproles. Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will be returning from a concussion in his last game against the Cleveland Browns.

San Diego is sharp, winning five in a row, while Pittsburgh is well rested. So who has the advantage?

Take your pick.