It does not take much to stir the pot when it comes to the San Diego Chargers tackling the rival Oakland Raiders on the gridiron.
After surviving a wild 33-30 victory in Philadelphia on Sunday, the San Diego Chargers can only hope that they do not have to out duel the Tennessee Titans this coming Sunday in the same fashion.
Neither team is heading to the playoffs, but the both want to go out on a win. So, will it be a clean sweep or a split series for 2012?
The San Diego Chargers really want this season to be over so that things can be put into a bit more clarity. Their opponent for this week, the New York Jets, are willing to even pay for a time machine to get out of the 2012 season.
The San Diego Chargers impressively took down the Pittsburgh Steelers last week, but the lowly Carolina Panthers defeated the NFC-leading Atlanta Falcons. Which team will carry that momentum over into this week, and will Cam Newton show two weeks in a row?
The Bengals have the playoffs in their sights, and the Chargers just want to stop the bleeding. Cincinnati has the weapons in place to open the San Diego wound a little bit more.
San Diego doesn’t have a lot going for them as they head into this weekend’s game, and morale surely has to be low in the locker room. Well, it doesn’t appear as if it will be too much higher after the game as the Ravens are pushing for a high playoff seed and won’t let the faltering Chargers stand in their way.
If the San Diego Chargers lose to the Denver Broncos on Sunday, the Bolts all but end their hopes of catching Denver (6-3) for first place in the AFC West.
For the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the season has been one of ups and downs, yet they still find themselves in the NFC playoff race at the halfway point.
If you thought the Chargers were struggling at 3-4, the Chiefs are in a free-fall meltdown at 1-6.
As a team that has never made it to the Super Bowl, the Cleveland Browns this season have pretty much done what people thought they would do — lose. Still, the San Diego Chargers can’t afford to be complacent when they face the Browns this weekend.
That being said, Manning, who currently ranks fourth in the league with a 101.2 passer rating, has not exactly enjoyed a ton of success against the Chargers from his days in Indianapolis.
After nearly pulling off an upset win at Green Bay last weekend (Packers won 28-27), the Saints limped home to the bayou as one of only two remaining winless teams (Cleveland) in the NFL. The Browns’ status does not come as a big shocker. The Saints’, however, is definitely more of a surprise.
For San Diego (2-1), Sunday’s visit to Arrowhead Stadium will say much about where the Chargers are headed after a debilitating loss to the Atlanta Falcons last Sunday. In spite of the loss, the Chargers still lead the AFC West.
The Falcons (2-0) hung 40 points on Kansas City in the opener then posted 27 points against Peyton Manning and the Broncos this past Monday night. This came from the same team that dropped three of their four preseason games, once again showing essentially how meaningless the exhibition season is.