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SAN DIEGO (AP) — A lot has changed for the San Diego Chargers since they last made the postseason.

Make that almost everything.

There's a rookie coach and general manager, a new offense and 37 players on the 53-man active roster who've never been in a postseason game going into Sunday's wild-card matchup at Cincinnati, the last team to beat the Bolts.

Only seven players remain from 2009, when the Chargers followed a 13-3 regular season with a playoff face-plant, losing at home to the New York Jets in the divisional round. Six of them have playoff experience.

Ten Chargers have playoff experience with other teams. Everyone else is a newbie.

Says Pro Bowl safety Eric Weddle: "We're younger, more vanilla-green mentality-wise."

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