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Saturday, September 17, 2011
New England-bound

By Bill Williamson
ESPN.com

I’m making the cross-country trek to Boston for Sunday’s intriguing AFC matchup between the Chargers and the New England Patriots.

I have a feeling it will be worth the miles.

This is a matchup of two teams that a have a pretty interesting history against each other. Each are coming off of Week 1 wins. This is far from a must-win for the Chargers, but it’s a barometer game for Norv Turner’s bunch.

San Diego held Minnesota’s Donovan McNabb to 39 yards passing last week. The challenge toughens this week when the Chargers face Tom Brady. You know, the guy who tossed for 517 yards at Miami in Week 1.

If the Chargers can knock a couple hundred yards off Brady’s total, they may have a shot. Please join me for pre and post-game coverage in addition to a live chat during the game. I will also have coverage of all of the AFC West action in Week 2.