With five games remaining in the regular season, the San Diego Chargers are in a race with about half a dozen other AFC teams for wild card spots, with the possibility of winning a division title also in the mix.
On the professional level, there is exciting jockeying for a handful of playoff spots in the respective conferences after the division winners have all but been established. For the San Diego Chargers, they find themselves right in that mix.
The Chargers head into the most critical and challenging part of their schedule on a dubious note.
A Super Bowl champion just two seasons ago, the Ravens are in a dogfight in the AFC North with Cincinnati, Pittsburgh and Cleveland for the division title and a possible wild card spot.
For the second weekend in a row, the Chargers (7-4) looked out of sync at times, yet still found a way to escape with a victory, topping the 4-7 St. Louis Rams 27-24.
Marcus Gilchrist intercepted Shaun Hill at the goal line with 56 seconds left to preserve the San Diego Chargers’ 27-24 victory against the St. Louis Rams on Sunday.
After putting away a gritty Oakland Raider team last Sunday at home (won 13-6), the Chargers get another challenge this weekend from a team that used to call Los Angeles home back in the day.
It is a thought that most Bolt fans care not to think about or even address. Safe to say that Chargers’ players and management feel the same way.
It’s hard not to be impressed by the accomplishments of the Rams, who have beaten the 49ers, Seahawks and Broncos in recent weeks.
With that in mind, are the Chargers possibly going to embark another losing streak, this after just snapping a three-game slide that saw them slip to third place in the AFC West?
With not a cloud in the sky and dry conditions on the ground, you would think both offenses would have been able to move the ball up and down the field and put points on the board. Think again.
Philip Rivers threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to Malcom Floyd on the game’s third play from scrimmage, and the San Diego Chargers held on for a lackluster 13-6 victory against winless Oakland on Sunday, extending the Raiders’ losing streak to 16.
The fading San Diego Chargers may get help from running back Ryan Mathews and linebacker Manti Te’o against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.
Sunday’s game for the San Diego Chargers against hated AFC West rival Oakland is essentially a “must-win” game if the Bolts are to remain in the hunt for the division crown or a wild card spot come the end of December.
After dropping their season-opener 18-17 to the now 8-1 Arizona Cardinals, the Bolts reeled off five straight victories, even holding the lead in the AFC West for a time. Now, however, the Chargers (5-4) sit in third place in the division, with a pair of hot teams in front of them, respectively Denver (7-2) and Kansas City (6-3).
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