Toronto Raptors and Vince Carter: The 2001 playoffs and the rise before the fall - As that ball reached its height, optimistic projections and real-world success were as close as they have ever gotten together
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Game Balls: Denver vs. San Diego -
Broncos reporter Jeff Legwold's game ball goes to wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, who finished with nine catches for 120 yards and 3 TDs. Chargers Safety Eric Weddle gets the honor from Eric Williams after 11 tackles.
Game Balls: Kansas City at San Diego -
Chiefs reporter Adam Teicher's game ball goes to rookie kicker Cairo Santos, who made all three of his field goal attempts. Chargers run-blocking tight end John Phillips gets the nod from Eric Williams.
Game Balls: NY Jets at San Diego -
Chargers reporter Eric Williams' game ball goes to undrafted rookie free agent Branden Oliver, who ignited San Diego's stagnant running game, finishing with 114 yards rushing,and two total touchdowns. Phillip Adams gets the nod from Rich Cimini.
Game Balls: Jacksonville at San Diego -
Chargers reporter Eric Williams' game ball goes to Philip Rivers, who completed 29-of-39 passes for 377 yards and three touchdowns. Blake Bortles gets the honor from Jaguars reporter Mike DiRocco after completing 29 of 37 for 253 yards and a score.