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Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Bruschi's keys for Patriots vs. Chargers

By ESPNBoston.com



Looking ahead to Sunday's matchup in Southern California, Tedy Bruschi gives his keys for the Patriots to beat the Chargers this weekend (video above):

* Get pressure on Philip Rivers: Last week the Rams sacked Philip Rivers 7 times.

* Get the running game going: The Chargers' run defense has shown a lot of vulnerability.

* Spread the ball around offensively: If the Patriots establish the run, watch for Tom Brady to pick apart the defense by hitting targets all over the field.

Bruschi also sees this game as an opportunity for the Patriots to establish confidence on the road. If they win Sunday, it'll be two straight road victories. Last season, they had just one true road win all season (not counting the neutral site game in England).