With back-to-back losses to the two top teams in the conference, the Chargers (8-6) now are essentially in must-win mode over the final two weekends of the season, which still does not guarantee San Diego a playoff spot when all is said and done.
With three games remaining in the regular season, the Chargers really need to win out in order to control their own playoff destiny. Lose a game or two, and they may not even be playing come January.
After dropping a tough 23-14 loss this past Sunday evening to the AFC East-leading New England Patriots, the Chargers find themselves sitting at 8-4 with three games remaining in the regular season.
Can you say Illuminati?
While many Denver fans and others around the league have been familiar with the likes of Demaryius Thomas, Julius Thomas and Wes Welker in the orange and blue, Sanders came over to the Mile High City from the Steel City of Pittsburgh. After his performance Thursday evening in front of the home faithful, no doubt many more people now know what a weapon he is in playing with one of the greatest quarterbacks of all-time.
In order to leave Denver victorious this Thursday evening, San Diego will need a complete game on both sides of the ball and along the special teams front.
NFL players union approves drug policy changes and implementation of HGH testing.
With all the extra attention an outdoor, cold weather Super Bowl has given the league, the NFL should commit to making the host city a major part of the Super Bowl story every year.
The 2013 New England Patriots overachieved this season, but they couldn’t overcome a powerful Denver Broncos squad in the AFC Championship Game.
Both Patriots Nation and Broncos Country are looking forward to Brady/Manning XV. The rest of the planet will probably enjoy the game, too.
Peyton Manning set a multitude of NFL records this season, but one may be taken away by the NFL. The league and their official statisticians are currently reviewing a play that could mean a loss of one record.
For the San Diego Chargers, this game had all the makings of a playoff game. In the end, the Chargers kept their AFC wild card hopes alive.
The San Diego Chargers have likely circled this date on their calendar for sometime now. Come late Thursday night, the Chargers will know whether they have a reason to play the final two weeks or just go through the motions.
Although they are hanging by a thread or two in the AFC wild card race, where would the San Diego Chargers be this season without the play of one Donald Butler?
With faint AFC wild card playoff hopes still in front of them, the San Diego Chargers face an uphill battle this Thursday evening in the Mile High City, meeting the AFC West leading Denver Broncos.