Sep 11, 2011; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) in the tunnel prior to the game against the Minnesota Vikings at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-US PRESSWIRE
How many wins are you predicting for the San Diego Chargers this season? Here is my breakdown of the season:
Week 1: LOSS at OaklandWeek 2: WIN vs TennesseeWeek 3: LOSS vs AtlantaWeek 4: LOSS at Kansas CityWeek 5: LOSS at New OrleansWeek 6: WIN vs DenverWeek 7: BYEWeek 8: WIN at ClevelandWeek 9: WIN vs Kansas CityWeek 10: WIN at Tampa BayWeek 11: LOSS at DenverWeek 12: WIN vs BaltimoreWeek 13: LOSS vs CincinnatiWeek 14: LOSS at PittsburghWeek 15: WIN vs CarolinaWeek 16: WIN at New York (A)Week 17: WIN vs Oakland
If things go like I predicted above, we will start out the season at 1-4! People will lose their minds early in the year and the FIRE NORV train will be rolling hard! The bandwagon will be empty and only the crazy fans (points at myself) will still be watching the train wreck.
Then, as the Norv Turner teams like to do, the Chargers will catch a little bit of fire and go on a run.
If they can flip one of those losses around in the back half of the season, it will probably mean a playoff spot. A wild card spot might come down to those games against Baltimore, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh.
Winning the division will come down to the division games (as they always do). My current prediction has them at 3-3 in the division. If they can steal one of those games on the road (like this Monday Night), we could be wearing that division crown again.
What are your predictions for the season? Post your predictions for the season in the comments section and we will bring back this post later in the season to see who is our resident Nostradamus.