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San Diego Chargers Rise to 7 in Power Rankings


Jan 5, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; San Diego Chargers coach Mike McCoy reacts during the 2013 AFC wild card playoff football game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Time to look at the power rankings again. I guess it is that time of the week. This is going to be the highest that the San Diego Chargers have been on those power rankings all season and we still have some room to rise.

The Chargers ranked in at number 7 on the power rankings this week. We actually are not at the bottom of all the teams that are remaining in the playoffs now. We are gaining our respect a little bit at a time. We actually rank higher than Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts.

We rose 6 spots this week. Here is the commentary off of

San Diego leapfrogs the Colts on the strength of five straight wins and a defense that has finally started playing. While Indy allowed a badly banged-up Chiefs team to score 44 points at Lucas Oil, the Chargers triumphed on the road after forcing Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton to make repeated mistakes. The way San Diego offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt uses his running backs is a football work of art, and the rotation was outstanding again last weekend. This club needs Ryan Mathews healthy and ready to go — and Mathews says he will be.

After 4 quarters, we could find ourselves in the top 4 of this list. Rising to the top!