East Meadow's Rich Ohrnberger might get start

San Diego Chargers guard Rich Ohrnberger (74) celebrates

San Diego Chargers guard Rich Ohrnberger (74) celebrates after a 27-10 win over the Cincinnati Bengals in an NFL wild-card game. (Jan. 5, 2014) Photo Credit: AP

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With Chargers center Nick Hardwick listed as questionable for today's divisional playoff game against the Broncos, former East Meadow High School star lineman Rich Ohrnberger might get the start, which would be the first of his NFL career.

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Ohrnberger did a terrific job in relief of Hardwick, who suffered a stinger and a concussion in last Sunday's first-round win over the Bengals. San Diego used a run-heavy offense, and Ohrnberger was strong up the middle.

The Chargers likely will use a similar approach against Denver, hoping to milk the clock with a heavy dose of runs and short passes to keep Peyton Manning off the field as long as possible.

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