Home game at stake

January, 11, 2009
1/11/09
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Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

PITTSBURGH -- The flight here was full of both Chargers and Steelers fans.

And the plane erupted into cheers when it was announced from the cockpit that Baltimore Ravens knocked off the Tennessee Titans.

It was something San Diego and Pittsburgh fans could agree on this week. The Ravens winning the game was good for both the Chargers and the Steelers.

It means the winner of the AFC Divisional playoff game in Pittsburgh on Sunday will host the AFC title game next Sunday. The Ravens are the No. 6 seed in the playoffs. They beat the No. 3 seed Dolphins last week and then the No. 1 seed Titans on Saturday.

Yes, the Chargers can become the first 8-8 team to host a championship game. It will be an interesting day in Pittsburgh on Sunday where it is currently very cold but not snowing.

Meanwhile, ESPN's Chris Mortensen is reporting that New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and Minnesota defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier may be the finalists for the Denver job. Both candidates were very impressive and team insiders believe both men would have success in Denver. The team is expected to make a hire within a week.

Meanwhile, it's being reported Denver defensive line coach Bill Johnson is moving to New Orleans.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter

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