San Diego Chargers are not elite… Philip Rivers agrees
By Ernie Padaon
The San Diego Chargers are not elite. Earlier in the year, the team was ranked at the very top of the power rankings for a week, but that has proved to be all smoke and mirrors. The Chargers beat the Seattle Seahawks and beat the Buffalo Bills, but after those two solid wins, the team dominated against some terrible teams.
The team was hot and made a good run. An elite team would have sustained that run throughout the year instead of going on streaks like we have done. Our team has been inconsistent on offense and defense.
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Philip Rivers doesn’t think that this team is in the company of the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots either:
“We’re not in their company yet. We’re just not,” Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers said. “That doesn’t mean I don’t believe we can be, or don’t believe we can beat them. I believe we can. But those are the two teams that beat us in the last two weeks.” (USA Today)
Here is the thing about football. The playoffs are one and done and it is not always the best team in the league that wins the Super Bowl. It is the team that is the hottest at the end of the year. Elite teams are consistent and won’t go through the ups and downs that we have gone through. They will come out and play at a high level every game. Our team plays at that level some days and then look like HELL other days.
At the end of it all, if the San Diego Chargers play their best football and get hot, WE CAN BEAT ANYONE! The team will need to get hot to get into the playoffs and then sustain that ride for 3 more weeks.
When the Chargers went to the Super Bowl in 1994, we were not the best team in the AFC. The Steelers were the cream of the crop. We just were the best team on that Sunday in the AFC Championship against the Pittsburgh Steelers… barely. We were the best team on that Sunday in the Divisional Round against the Miami Dolphins… barely. We just didn’t have that type of game against the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl.
We need to be the better team on that day. We need to get hot.