The latest power rankings from NFL.com went out yesterday and the Chargers moved up a slot. The Chargers are now ranked in at number 21, moving ahead of the Carolina Panthers. Here is their breakdown:
Hate that Melvin Ingram went down, but love the Dwight Freeney signing. He might not be Dwight Freeney circa 2009, but he’ll bring an attitude and a presence that the San Diego Chargers’ defense dearly needed. Remember Sean Jones signing in Green Bay, or Neil Smith in Denver? Guys who can provide leadership and eight sacks off the edge make a difference. The thinking here is that people are way too down on San Diego.
I like that they are finally realizing that the Chargers might be a little underrated by the rest of the league. Finally seeing that the Chargers might have a decent team. There is a lot of new pieces that will need to gel fast, but there is talent.
A more fun note from the power rankings, the Oakland Raiders have moved down a slot in the power rankings, putting them at the very bottom of the list. DEAD LAST!