Yes, the Bolts have a pulse.
While their victor over the hapless Raiders wasn’t pulse-pounding, it was a great win at home, sorely needed.
Going into Thursday only a game separated these stalwart adversaries (or lame duck underachievers, depending who you ask) but on Thursday the Chargers and Raiders seemed worlds apart. It wasn’t close from the onset and you saw the Bolts firing on every level. Sure, bad teams make mediocre teams look special… but I won’t digress into anymore wallowing or get a case of the ‘coulda-ben’s.
Denver has to lose three out of four and the Bolts have to win out for a showdown Week 17. I still stand by my earlier forecast that their playoff hope is as dead as disco.
Nevertheless, it was a great show for the home team that was sorely needed. The Chargers looked energized, poised, and confident. For a short week against a divisional foe, that’ll due.
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