Chargers Climbing Up Power Rankings

By Ernie Padaon

Aug 8, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) calls an audible during a game against the Seattle Seahawks at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jody Gomez-USA TODAY Sports

The latest power rankings from has been released and the San Diego Chargers are starting to climb, even after getting blown out by the Seattle Seahawks in the first preseason game.

The Chargers moved up 2 spots and are now at rank 19:

Took in a fair amount of the San Diego Chargers’ preseason opener against the Seattle Seahawks, and I can’t help but think that the Bolts could be a sleeper team in 2013 — a true sleeper. (If everyone keeps chatting up the Kansas City Chiefs, then you can’t really say they’re under the radar, right?) San Diego’s offense made some plays against Seattle’s stout D. Meanwhile, the defense stifled Russell Wilson and the Seahawks’ first-team offense — two drives, two punts. Thinking former Dallas Cowboys tight end John Phillips can bring this club some value in 2013.

Is that a little respect from the boys over at The Network? How can that be?

It should be interesting what they think after we keep on rolling this week against the Chicago Bears. I love that they hype is starting already. We haven’t played a real game yet, but some people are starting to notice that there is some talent on the left coast.