ESPN Power Rankings: Chargers at 18

By Ernie Padaon

Dec 8, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers running back Danny Woodhead (39) carries the ball as he tries to get past New York Giants outside linebacker Jacquian Williams (57) during first half action at Qualcomm Stadium. Woodhead had 50 receiving yards and 42 yards on the ground in the Chargers win. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

The Chargers are not going to get any love from the power rankings at this time. We are in need of some miracles to happen in order to make the playoffs, but we have a chance at getting this thing over to a winning record. The Chargers currently rank in at 18 on the ESPN power rankings and here is the little blurb they placed on the team.

The signing of Danny Woodhead elicited about as much excitement as a Jim Kleinsasser touchdown run, but no one can deny his contribution to the Chargers this season. He gained 94 yards from scrimmage and scored a touchdown on just 11 touches in Sunday’s win over the Giants — and now has 65 receptions on the year. The Bolts are still alive.

The more interesting part of the power rankings for Chargers fans can be seen at the very bottom of it. The last two teams on the power rankings are the Houston Texans and the Washington Redskins. Sadly, those are a couple of teams that we have lost to this season and could mean our doom for the chances at the playoffs. We lost games against the two worst teams in the league. The consistency just has not been there for the Chargers this year.