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January 14, 2008
Bolts' Rivers has MCL damage; questionable for Sunday
Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers is currently questionable for Sunday's AFC Championship game against the Patriots at Gillette Stadium.
Rivers, who was already wearing a brace on his left knee from an injury suffered last month, sprained the medial collateral ligament in his right knee Sunday when he landed awkwardly after completing a screen pass to Darren Sproles against the Colts.
"Right now, it's probably questionable in terms of playing in the game, but he's got a chance," Turner said Monday. "That will be a day-to-day thing and we'll monitor it as the week goes on."
Running back LaDainian Tomlinson, who also injured a knee in Indianapolis, has expressed confidence that he'll be able to face the Pats.
Backup Billy Volek finished the game for the Chargers after Rivers' injury, and led the team to its game-winning touchdown.
Turner said he's "concerned...real concerned" about the injuries, particularly to Rivers.
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Pats on NFL Network this week
As one would expect, the Patriots will play a starring role in NFL Network's programming this week:
* Tomorrow night at 8 p.m., the Pats' 31-20 win over Jacksonville on Saturday will be condensed to 90 minutes for NFL Replay;
* On Thursday at 8:30 p.m., New England's 24-21 upset of San Diego in last January's AFC Divisional playoff game will be re-aired in its entirety as part of NFL Classics;
* On Friday, the press conferences of all four head coaches who have teams in this weekend's Conference championships will be aired;
* At 9 p.m. on Friday, NFL Films' "NFL Legends" will look at how Tom Brady and Brett Favre, among others, became stars;
* And on Saturday at 2:30 p.m., the network will re-air New England's 38-14 Week 2 win over San Diego in its entirety.
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Tickets available for Sunday's AFC title game
The Patriots have announced that a limited number of tickets are available for Sunday's AFC Championship game at Gillette Stadium, and will go on sale through Ticketmaster on Wednesday morning.
Tickets will go on sale Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. Tomorrow morning, individuals on the team's season ticket wait list -- over 55,000 people -- will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to the game in a private sale.
Ducats remaining will be made available to the general public for Wednesday's sale; there will be a two-ticket limit per person. Tickets will be available through ticketmaster.com or Ticketmaster's phone lines -- 508-931-2222 or 617-931-2222. All purchases must be made using Visa cards.
Ticket prices are set by the NFL and are available in the following price categories; $179, $140, $125 and $100.
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