Division. North Carolina preview capsuleEd

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The Oakland Raiders are displaying that they plan to be a factor in the AFC West.The San Diego Chargers cant say the same because of a penchant for blowing fourth-quarter leads.San Diego (1-3) has blown three leads in the games final five minutes and aims to halt a nine-game division losing streak when it visits the Raiders on Sunday (4:25 p.m., CBS).While the Chargers couldnt figure out how to protect another lead, Oakland (3-1) rallied for a road victory in Baltimore last Sunday, revealing the clutch gene that San Diego seems to lack.Raiders quarterback Derek Carr tossed a 23-yard touchdown pass to receiver Michael Crabtree with 2:12 remaining to provide Oakland with a 28-27 victory. Coach Jack Del Rio sees the comeback as another sign of the progression of Carr, who threw four touchdown passes in the win.He is a guy that is very well-prepared, Del Rio said. Hes really, I think, taken a step forward in terms of emotional control, the poise to be, kind of, surgeon-like and just be accurate with the ball and let his playmakers do their thing.So, its a combination of things but I think hes definitely taken a step forward for us.Meanwhile, San Diego is heading backwards as it cant close out games under beleaguered coach Mike McCoy.The Chargers blew a 13-point lead while losing to New Orleans 35-34 last Sunday. Running back Melvin Gordon and receiver Travis Benjamin each lost fourth-quarter fumbles to set the stage for the teams latest collapse.San Diego also let fourth-quarter leads get away in losses to Kansas City and Indianapolis.Theres 53 minutes of some good football and then unfortunately we turned the ball over twice there to give them a great opportunity to do what they did, McCoy said of the Saints game. Youre furious when you watch because you see all the positives, but then theres the blowups.We can put it on two plays, but thats not the only reason. Theres a number of times during the games. Like I told the players, thats every week. Theres so many things we can do better.The setbacks have increased speculation that McCoys job is in jeopardy, but the fourth-year coach said he isnt worried about being dismissed.San Diegos injury-riddled roster took another hit Wednesday, when Pro Bowl cornerback Jason Verrett said he would miss the rest of the season with a partially torn ACL in his left knee.The feeling I had in my knee, I knew something wasnt right but I have the mindset of being out there, Verrett said. Then getting the results, it was crushing. It was tough, but I knew something wasnt right.The loss of Verrett and the probable absence of veteran cornerback Brandon Flowers (concussion) will make it harder for the Chargers to halt the Oakland passing game.Carr has passed for 1,066 yards, nine touchdowns and one interception. Crabtree, who has 26 catches for 308 yards, had a career-best three touchdowns against the Ravens and is tied for the NFL lead with four scoring receptions.He was so committed to making sure he made so many plays for me that I would always look his way -- thats what he wants and so far, hes done that, Carr said. You have to give him credit. The guys worked his tail off and hes super competitive to get to where hes at to where if its one-on-one, hes a great matchup.The Raiders have struggled on the defensive side and are allowing a league-worst 460.0 yards per game. Standout defensive end Khalil Mack finally recorded his first sack of the season against Baltimore after posting 15 last season.San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers has passed for 1,110 yards, seven touchdowns and one interception despite losing standout receiver Keenan Allen (knee) for the season. Gordon leads the NFL with six rushing touchdowns after not finding the end zone as a rookie, but he is averaging a paltry 3.2 yards per carry.First-round pick Joey Bosa, the defensive end from Ohio State, is expected to make his NFL debut for the Chargers.San Diegos most-recent win over an AFC West foe came against the Raiders 13-6 on Nov. 16, 2014. The Chargers lost their final two division games that season, went 0-6 versus the AFC West last season, and lost to Kansas City in this seasons opener.The Raiders averaged 30 points while sweeping last seasons two meetings. Air Max 90 Günstig Herren . -- Charline Labonte couldnt have asked for a better homecoming. Air Max 90 Günstig Schweiz . 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North Carolina preview capsuleEds: With: BKC--North Carolina Preview. Should stand.By The Associated Press=North CarolinaLast season: 33-7, lost in NCAA championship game.Nickname: Tar Heels.Coach: Roy Williams.Conference: Atlantic Coast.Whos gone: G Marcus Paige, F Brice Johnson, C Joel James.Whos back: G Joel Berry II, a junior likely to get the first crack as the successor to Paige when it comes to taking a big shot. G/F Justin Jackson, a junior who averaged about 12 points per game. F Kennedy Meeks, a 6-foot-10 senior and the teams top returning rebounder. F Isaiah Hicks, a senior who can provide scoring and rebounding if he stays out of foul trouble.Whos new: F Tony Bradley Jr., a 6-10 McDonalds All-American set for an immediate contributing role up front. G Brandon Robinson, a 6-5 freshman wing. G Seventh Woodss, a 6-2 guard known for his athleticism.ddddddddddddG Shea Rush, the son of former UCLA player JaRon Rush.The Skinny: Losing Paige and Johnson were huge blows for a team that lost to Villanova on a last-second 3-pointer on the final Monday night of the season. But the Tar Heels top four upperclassmen all boast double-digit scoring potential and the team has plenty of depth on the wing with the return of Nate Britt and Theo Pinson. If Hicks can stay on the floor after past battles with foul trouble and Bradley provides a reliable interior presence, this looks like a group that can contend for an ACC title and a Final Four berth.---Online:AP College Basketball: ' ' '

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