The Chargers should be out of it. Done.
They’re not. Technically, at least.
Forget the Wild Card. It’s the division or bust. Being only two games out of the lead with six games to go, anything could happen. If this sounds like a broken record, it is.
It seems week after week, loss after loss, players and fans alike are hanging on to the hope that Denver will collapse and the Chargers can patch together a few wins to pass them. When is this master plan supposed to come to fruition?
Let’s say the Chargers pull it together and take the division. What’s next? Early exit in the playoffs, finger pointing in the offseason, draft day, and then another season of trying to meet and exceed lofty expectations. The Bolts will not win the Super Bowl. I doubt they will make the playoffs.
Why? Two reasons.
First, injuries on defense mixed with a lack of comparable backup personnel peppered with a shaky coaching staff has made the Chargers hemorrhage points like a stuck pig.
Second, and quite simply, the running game has ran out. The running threat is non-existent.
And San Diego gets lay all this out at home on Sunday against the Colts. A team on a three game win streak that is battling for a Wild Card bid in a division that has the Titans with a near death-grip on the crown.
Indy has plenty to play for. Not sure what the Bolts have left to play for.
Appears that if Denver loses then it doesn’t matter how much the Chargers disappoint and under-perform. So, I say, “go whoever is playing the Broncos! Save the Chargers season… someone has to.”