Chargers Rank in at Lucky Number 13 in Power Rankings

Dec 29, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) rolls out of the pocket in overtime against the Kansas City Chiefs at Qualcomm Stadium. The Chargers won 27-24 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

I know the power rankings mean nothing now. We all have the same record now, but it still is nice to look back and see how we ranked at the end of this season.

NFL.com has ranked us in at number 13 to end the season.

We predicted San Diego would be the sixth seed way back in October, and we continued to stick with it, even after the Bolts dropped to 5-7. That was the result more of our stubbornness than football IQ, but whatever.

Look, everyone knows the Chargers got lucky Sunday. Now that they’re in, they just need to ball out like they did in Denver in Week 15. That starts with pounding the Bengals on the ground, which means Ryan Mathews and Danny Woodhead should have 30 carries combined. On the road and against that pass rush, San Diego should not put the game on Philip Rivers.

The number 13 has been good for us so far this season.That is the number of rookie WR Keenan Allen.

There are 12 playoff teams in the league, but somehow we are ranked in at number 13. The Arizona Cardinals are the only team that is not in the playoffs that has cracked the top 12 and put the Chargers where we are at. If these power rankings were just of playoff teams we would be at the very bottom of them.

NO RESPECT!

Topics: San Diego Chargers

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  • PakMaN

    If anyone has watched the Chargers during the last 3 years you know this:

    Chargers can beat any team, doesn’t matter how elite they may be considered. We’ll beat them!

    Chargers can lose to any team, doesn’t matter if they are ranked #32 on offense and defense. We’ll lose!

    This team is unpredictable, but that being said. We have a shot of really getting deep into the post season.

    I’m sure most of you feel the same as I do. There is nothing more I want than for us to go through Denver to get to the AFC Championship.

    • supersurge619er

      Well said

  • supersurge619er

    They never have respect for our chargers maybe until we bring that trophy home but either way I stay charged till the end …lets go bolts do your best and bring this trophy home

  • Aaron Johnson

    I dont think we got lucky Sunday. I think we got unlucky against the Texans which is the only reason the 2nd game against KC mattered. Funny how no one talks about that blown call and would rather us not deserve to be there. Short memory I guess but I rather us be underdogs than to be hyped up.

    Now if Keiser would stop getting in fights.

  • bk

    FIRST, Ryan the pound-and-ground beast is one huge key, and he has been coming up big in many games. The Bengal defense played us cocky and confident in the first meeting like they owned us, and they did. The Charger O Line has to get down and mean so that the beast can have a dominant day. We have to make the cocky Bengal D Line eat dirt with smash mouth football at the line of scrimmage. The battle will be won first of all in the trenches as it always is…..SECOND, Wisenhunt must use Woody creatively. Burfict in the first meeting had Danny covered like a blanket, and totally negated Woody’s effectiveness. The usual out slants and short crossing patterns for Woody are getting old, and by now even grandma Moses knows what’s coming. Burn Burfict with screen passes, delay dumps, and even wheel routes to Woody. Hit Woody in open space on the wing behind the line and block Burfict’s butt, and let Danny go to work in open space. Come on Wisenhunt, use Danny creatively and often…..THIRD, the Bolt’s secondary was again weak against the Chief’s B team receivers. We must have man-to-man coverage like flies on flypaper right from the line of scrimmage. Forget zone defense which will burn the Bolts. Are you listening Pagano? The only way we will stick it to the Bengal receivers is to stick on them like Superglue. Suffocate them!……FOURTH, we must pass rush the Bengal QB to death. The Chief’s second-string QB had all day and it cost us again and again.That must not happen!!! It we don’t harass their QB, we are dead meat, and the Bengal receivers will have a football feast as they eat us for breakfast, lunch, and dinner…..FIFTH, the Bolt’s D Line must shut down the Law Firm, and Mantow (spellng?) the linebacker must have the game of his life and stop the Bengal rushing attack to no more than 3 yard gains. We can’t allow Charles to receive passes on the wing and fake our pass defenders out of their jock straps like he did the first time we played them and lost…..Well then, it makes do difference how they rate us! Excel in these basics, and we will inflict the Bengals with their first home loss this year. GO BLOTS!!!

    • Gunnar Martin

      Oh yeah! I totally second that. Really need to get interior pressure on Dalton. That’ll be the difference maker. GO BOLTS!!!

  • Gunnar Martin

    Underdogs. Still. I love it.

  • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

    Right where I predicted we would end off a month and a half ago. Hey-O. Here’s t crackin the top ten next season, folks!

    On a side note… despite my feelings about our rivals… I’m extremely proud of our division! We have been a slump-buster division, and the joke of the league recently. Now, we have 3 teams in the playoffs. #1 division now…. The West is the best… AFC & NFC… whatcha gotta say about being soft now?

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