Sure most Chargers fans have been walking around with their heads hung low, cursing Tom Telesco and preparing themselves for a 6 win season. But there is hope and it is not Obi Wan Kenobi. Games on the schedule that we had looked at as tough games at the beginning of the season are now looking easier as the season has played out.
Not that we would wish injuries on any player, but a few injuries have made the Chargers schedule a little easier. Terrell Suggs going down has hurt the Ravens. Jamal Charles’s injury has left KC reeling. Miami had to clear out its coaching staff. And Peyton manning looks old and vulnerable.
What does it all mean for the Chargers? The schedule has gotten easier. Sure this is the NFL and there are no easy games, but on the other hand games become more winnable when key players are missing.
Right now the Chargers are 2-4 which is crappy, but the have the #1 offense by yardage gained and the 14th ranked defense by yardage allowed. They have scored 136 points and given up 161. This team has talent, and if they can get the O-line healthy, eliminate sloppy play and find a way to mask a weak D-line they could string some wins together.
Let’s look at the opposition for the rest of the season.
Oakland – Home – off rank 23, def rank 26, record 2-3, PF 107, PA 124Baltimore – Away – off rank 9, def rank 25, record 1-5, PF 143, PA 162Chicago – Home – off rank 26, def rank 9, record 2-4, PF 120, PA 179KC – Home – off rank 20, def rank 22, record 1-5, PF 127, PA 159Jacksonville – Away – off rank 16, def rank 19, record 1-5, PF 113, PA 176Denver – Home – off rank 29, def rank 2, record 6-0, PF 139, PA 102KC – Away – off rank 20, def rank 22, record 1-5, PF 127, PA 159Miami – Home – off rank 24, def rank 24, record 2-3, PF 103, PA 110Oakland – Away – off rank 23, def rank 26, record 2-3, PF 107, PA 124Denver – Away – off rank 29, def rank 2, record 6-0, PF 139, PA 102
The average rankings of the remaining teams…Offense rank per yardage: 21stDefense rank per yardage: 19th
Total record of the remaining opponents: 15-25
When I look at those numbers I smell blood in the water and start thinking 10-0 RUN!!!!. Finish the season 12-4, one game ahead of the Donkeys and CHAMPS OF THE AFC WEST!
BOLT UP PEOPLE – IT’S GAME TIME!