The Kansas City Chiefs beat San Diego 19-7 on Sunday to eliminate the Chargers from playoff contention, moments before they were eliminated themselves by games happening elsewhere.
Nick Novak kicked a 40-yard field goal nearly 5 minutes into overtime after Philip Rivers rallied San Diego back from a 21-point deficit in the second half, keeping the Chargers’ slim playoff hopes alive with a 38-35 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday night.
Keenan Allen, the San Diego Chargers’ leading receiver, has a broken right collarbone, the team said Tuesday.
Philip Rivers capped a frantic drive with a 1-yard touchdown pass to Eddie Royal with 38 seconds to go, giving the San Diego Chargers a 34-33 victory over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.
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.
While the Bolts are far from out of the playoff hunt, their road to the post-season looks to be much more daunting now then it did about a month or so ago.
Sitting at 5-1 atop the AFC West (Denver is 4-1, Kansas City 2-3), the Chargers look to continue their recent dominance over the Chiefs (have won the last four meetings).
With Central Florida product Blake Bortles getting his first career start under center, the Jaguars had hoped to sneak up on a San Diego (3-1) team coming off of impressive back-to-back wins over defending Super Bowl champ Seattle and Buffalo. So much for that idea.
Philip Rivers found a new go-to target in leading the San Diego Chargers to their latest victory.
Don’t call this just another game for the San Diego Chargers. For all intent purposes, Sunday’s game in Miami against the Dolphins is an AFC playoff game.
Although some might think a game in early November is not a must-win situation, it pretty much is for a 4-4 San Diego Charger team looking for an identity.
Trying to extend their win streak to a season-high, three games, the San Diego Chargers travel to the nation’s capital, hoping to avoid a letdown against Robert Griffin III and the struggling Washington Redskins.
As most followers of the San Diego Chargers can tell you, they are never quite sure which team is going to show up week in and week out.
It was not pretty at times. It was not exactly how the San Diego Chargers likely drew it up on the drawing board. It was certainly something one would not want to watch over and over again in the film room.
Not having met the Browns since 2009, the Chargers come into Northern Ohio with much to prove and little room for error.