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Chargers get a win vs. Chiefs; Talib traded to Pats

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Get a head start on the day's football talk with "NFL AM" at 6 a.m. ET on NFL Network. Today, highlights from "Thursday Night Football," analysis of all the big Week 9 matchups and all the latest news from around the league.

Here's what else is on tap for Friday:

» The San Diego Chargers needed a win in the worst possible way, and they had the right opponent Thursday night in the Kansas City Chiefs, who still have not held the lead during a game this season after losing 31-13 in San Diego.

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» The NFL's trade deadline went quietly on Thursday, but the New England Patriots acquired cornerback Aqib Talib from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for a fourth-round draft pick.

» Daniel Jeremiah profiles some key matchups in his Follow Friday, including Eli Manning vs. Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau.

» Adam Schein looks at the 6-1 Chicago Bears in The Schein Nine.

» Bucky Brooks looks ahead to the best college games of the weekend.

» Find out how your team would fare if the season ended today with the updated Playoff Picture.

» Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman hasn't been a household name for fantasy owners this season, but Michael Fabiano says he's a must-start against the Oakland Raiders. Plus other tips for Week 9 in "Start 'Em, Sit 'Em."

» It's not too late to start a fantasy football team on NFL.com.

» Happy birthday to Tennessee Titans guard Steve Hutchinson, who turns 35 on Friday.

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