Chargers Rank in at Lucky Number 13 in Power Rankings

By Ernie Padaon

Dec 29, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) rolls out of the pocket in overtime against the Kansas City Chiefs at Qualcomm Stadium. The Chargers won 27-24 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

I know the power rankings mean nothing now. We all have the same record now, but it still is nice to look back and see how we ranked at the end of this season. has ranked us in at number 13 to end the season.

We predicted San Diego would be the sixth seed way back in October, and we continued to stick with it, even after the Bolts dropped to 5-7. That was the result more of our stubbornness than football IQ, but whatever.

Look, everyone knows the Chargers got lucky Sunday. Now that they’re in, they just need to ball out like they did in Denver in Week 15. That starts with pounding the Bengals on the ground, which means Ryan Mathews and Danny Woodhead should have 30 carries combined. On the road and against that pass rush, San Diego should not put the game on Philip Rivers.

The number 13 has been good for us so far this season.That is the number of rookie WR Keenan Allen.

There are 12 playoff teams in the league, but somehow we are ranked in at number 13. The Arizona Cardinals are the only team that is not in the playoffs that has cracked the top 12 and put the Chargers where we are at. If these power rankings were just of playoff teams we would be at the very bottom of them.