When destiny is under control for weeks, tragedy can be averted.
When the improbable must be done, greatness can come to fruition.
In the end determination wins out. With a 52-21 win the Chargers left no doubt.
A mile-high collapse on a brisk San Diego night was witnessed, the effects of which are still soaking in for fans that never truly gave up but were staunch in the realistic outcome of this season.
The Chargers evidently scoffed at ‘reality’, spat at the improbable, and jettisoned through the backdoor into the NFL’s second season.
For weeks I have stated this team would not make it. For Chargers fans, I am happy to be proven wrong.
However, before the season began, I made a small note about the Week 17 matchup:
Another small caveat is those Denver Broncos. The Bolts will see their divisional rival in Week 2 and not again until Week 17. The Bronco bookend could pan out into something special. If Denver wants a shot at the division they must have both games scheduled in obnoxious orange. (“Much Ado About The Schedule”)
At least I got something right. Sort of.
A legion of San Diego supporters were camped out at Qualcomm for playoff tickets and left like thousands of Charlie’s with Golden Tickets to the Wonka factory. To the suddenly postseason bound Chargers fans now walking on air, I say go nuts.
An odd season resulted in a fitting end for San Diego. As for what lies ahead I will defy anyone to rest on their laurels and declare a lock for the Conference.
For a team that’s been in playoff mode for nearly a month, a seminal force is coming back to town for another battle. The 12-4 Wild Card Indianapolis Colts are traveling to the 8-8 Chargers, your AFC East Champions.
Reality be damned. It’s playoff time.