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Chargers lack playoff experience entering playoff game with Bengals

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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.

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 Jets in the divisional round.

‘‘We’re younger, more vanilla-green mentality-wise,’’ safety Eric Weddle, a Pro Bowler, said of the current Bolts.

‘‘There are so many guys that haven’t been through the playoffs, for one; haven’t played together for that many years like we did in those years.”

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