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.
With the Chargers (5-4) currently in the midst of a three-game slump, here is a look at the remaining seven games and who is likely to be favored going into each of them:
Southland school bus drivers trained Sunday for the worst: gunfire on the job.
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.
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In the latest thrashing, the Chargers gave up 37 points to the Miami Dolphins this past Sunday in a 37-0 blowout in Miami. Keep in mind, that the Dolphins and Ryan Tannehill are not exactly the equivalent of Peyton Manning and the Broncos, or Drew Brees and the Saints when it comes to offensive firepower.
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After losses to Kansas City and Denver, San Diego was hoping to use its visit to South Florida to get back on the winning track, but Miami (5-3) had much different plans.
At best, the Bolts would have come out of games with Kansas City (lost 23-20) and Denver (lost 35-21) at 2-0 or even 1-1. At worst, the Chargers would lose both games. As fans know, the latter was the end result.
After rattling off a five-game winning streak, the San Diego Chargers watched the AFC West rival Kansas City Chiefs come into town and escape with a 23-20 win on a late fourth quarter field goal.
As they demonstrated in thrashing the Jets 31-0 and raising their record to 4-1, the Chargers showed that stats do not always tell the true story.
Before anyone starts buying tickets for the Super Bowl in Glendale (Arizona) in February, take note that San Diego’s one quality win this season was at home in the second week against the defending champs (Seattle).
As has been the case for much of his career in San Diego, the Fresno State product has had some glorious moments, but also either fumbled in key situations or failed to bounce back up after a tough hit or a plant of one of his legs during a rush.
Jeremy Poincenot and his friends took part in a 6th annual bike ride over Labor Day weekend to raise awareness and funds for a rare eye disorder.
If before the 2013 season you would tell Bolt fans that Cal rookie Keenan Allen would become the “go-to” guy for much of last season, many may have scratched their head a time or two. When all was said and done last season, Allen emerged not only as the Chargers’ top threat, but one of the top wide receiver stories around the NFL.