Morning Dump: Chargers Playoff Contenders

By Ernie Padaon

Dec 12, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) celebrates at the end of the game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Chargers defeated the Broncos 27-20. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Chargers‘ upset could help or hurt Dolphins’ playoff chancesMiamiHerald.com_ If the Dolphins and Ravens go 2-1 down the stretch and the Chargers go 2-0, then Miami would win a three-team tiebreaker only if one of Baltimore’s losses is against New England or Cincinnati. That’s because the Dolphins would finish with a superior 

Chargers get well-deserved breakESPN (blog)SAN DIEGO — Mike McCoy said that after playing two games in five days — including an impressive win at Denver on Thursday — the San Diego coach will give players the rest of the weekend off so they can return to practice Monday rejuvenated.

Upon Further Review: Chargers Week 15ESPN (blog)At 7-7 and a half-game back in the race for the final AFC wild-card spot, the Chargersplay their final two games at home against AFC West rivals Oakland and Kansas City. San Diego likely will be favored in both games, with a reasonable chance to 

Chargers reduce Manning to mere mortalU-T San DiegoSan Diego Chargers strong safety Marcus Gilchrist (38) is congratulated by defensive end Kendall Reyes (91) and San Diego Chargers inside linebacker Reggie Walker (52) after sacking Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) in the second 

Chargers vs. Broncos: San Diego Creates Blueprint for Defeating DenverBleacher ReportThe San Diego Chargers pulled off one of the bigger upsets of the NFL season with a 27-20 win on the road against the Denver Broncos. With the victory, the Chargersshowed the rest of the league what it will take to beat one of the best teams in the NFL.

Chargers are surprise playoff contendersU-T San DiegoChargers linebacker Thomas Keiser reacts after intercepting a Peyton Manning pass in the fourth quarter in Thursday night’s 27-20 victory over the Denver Broncos. — Sean M. Haffey. Share Photo.  · ; ✉. Chargers linebacker Thomas Keiser reacts after