Dec 22, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers safety Eric Weddle (32) celebrates after a win against the Oakland Raiders at Qualcomm Stadium. The Chargers won 26-13. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
I had written a post with this same title before the season started. I had many reasons to believe. I mentioned the off season moves, the ability of our veteran players, the abilities of the new players we had drafted and of course, our new coaching staff. Also, I never quit believing in Philip Rivers or Ryan Mathews and I took a lot of heat in here for keeping the faith for those two. I may have been a little off kilter due to too much of my Chargers kool-aid when I thought we would go 14-2 on our trip to the playoffs, but I still think that could have been possible if not for a few key mistakes.
The good news is, that even though the Bolts made mistakes and lost games during the season, that those mistakes were corrected and all of the planets came into alignment in December. Man, oh man, the Chargers and Philip Rivers are the boys of December if any team ever was and I could not be more excited that we are headed back to the playoffs. This will be the first time since 2009!
My throat is so sore from all of the yelling, my legs hurt from all of the jumping around and my heart is full of happiness for the hard fight and the win yesterday. I cannot remember a more exciting day of football – ever. I’m sure the actual players are in varying sorts of pain, but they all have smiles on their faces as well.
So, thanks for hanging in there with us Chargers faithful! See you in Cinci on Sunday!