Chargers vs Bengals: Open Thread

By Ernie Padaon

Dec 29, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers players celebrate after a win against the Kansas City Chiefs at Qualcomm Stadium. The Chargers won 27-24 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Playoffs!?! This. is. the. playoffs.

Now that we got in… what are we going to do with it? I will go into the game expecting for good things to happen. Expecting us to beat the Bengals and expecting us to move on to the next round to face Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos. The expectation will be there. If I get disappointed, then OH WELL!

The Chargers are hot at the right time and they have some players healthy at the right time. Seems to be a bit of a perfect storm.

The weather is going to be wet and rainy and snowy. Things could get ugly in the game, but the Chargers have different ways that they can move the football down the field. The resurgence of Ryan Mathews will be huge for our offense in the playoffs. Teams will not be able to keep all their focus in on stopping Philip Rivers and will have to find a way to stop the running game.

Great things are happening.

Here is a our playoff open thread. This will not be the last one.