Bolts Power Ranking


Going into the mid-point of the season, here’s how your San Diego Chargers stack up in the power rankings…

BoltBeat.com Rank: 12th

  • With Merriman going down early, we knew the offense was in trouble. But no one expected the running game to be so stagnant. The Chargers need an answer to take the pressure off of Rivers. The team is one dimensional and that will mean disaster come playoff time, if they make it.

ESPN Rank: 17th

The Chargers will have to find their consistency in Europe, because it hasn’t happened stateside

 

FOX Sports Rank: 11th

Philip Rivers was one pass from putting the Chargers ahead of the Bills in the fourth quarter … too bad he completed it to the wrong team. Like the Colts, the one-time heavyweights in San Diego can’t make up their minds whether or not they want to dominate or deflate

 

Sporting News Rank: 17th

Another underachieving team, another underperforming running game. With LaDainian Tomlinson not his healthiest self and the blocking not always there, the Chargers shockingly have the 26th-ranked rushing offense. Perhaps they should have broke the bank to keep Turner with the lack of every-down types they have left: Darren Sproles is best used in spurts.

 

CBS Sports Rank: 20th

They head to London in need of a victory. The biggest worry has to be the way their pass defense is playing, which isn’t a good thing against Drew Brees.

 

Sports Illustrated (Dr. Z) Rank: 11th

Looking forward to a nice tape breakdown of the Bills game, when blooey! Off goes the transmission. So what did CBS, or DirecTV or whoever makes these decisions provide us with? Not Baltimore-Miami, in which I was really interested, but Pittsburgh-Cincinnati. Fooey! Yeah, I know, the regular action returned after enough of a delay to unhinge my mind, but do they invite guests of Dr. Phil to come up there and determine their programming, or what?

 

USA Today Rank: 17th

 Don’t want to come home from London on two-game skid.

 

NBC Sports Rank: 11th – (Fan Power Rankings: 11th)

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