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San Diego (3-1) at Denver (1-3)

San Diego has emphasized the need for a fast start to solidify itself, and a win here gives the Chargers just that as they head into a bye week. The matchups favor them, particularly against a Denver team that struggles to cover anybody. The Broncos also lead the league with 11 giveaways.

The Chargers never have gotten going this quickly under coach Norv Turner.

“Winning football games, I think, obviously, gives you momentum, excitement, energy, concentration,” Turner said. “You don’t have to deal with some of the distractions you have when you’re not.”

Denver knows all about those distractions as fans clamor for third-string QB Tim Tebow to get behind center.

Philadelphia (1-3) at Buffalo (3-1)

Michael Vick says to can the “Dream Team” nickname Vince Young placed on the Eagles. OK, done.

Now, it’s time for all those supposed standout acquisitions to play like stars, particularly on defense. Buffalo has scored the fourth-most points in the league (133) and is especially dangerous at home, where it beat Oakland 38-35 and New England 34-31.

The Bills also stumbled last week at Cincinnati and need to show it was a misstep, not the beginning of a slide.

“Every week is gut-check for us, being a Buffalo Bill,” receiver Stevie Johnson said. “We got to prove ourselves every Sunday. It’s how everybody in the league should be feeling. I don’t think it’s any pressure as far as we have to win this or else we’re going to be considered losers or whatever. We have to win every game. That’s how you should feel as a player.”

Tennessee (3-1) at Pittsburgh (2-2)

The Titans are surging and the Steelers are suffering. With injuries to James Harrison (right eye) and Ben Roethlisberger (left foot), Pittsburgh limps into a meeting with one of the league’s hottest teams.

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