Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers face Marcus Mariota and the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. Here is the open thread.
The Chargers lost to the Denver Broncos last Sunday, but it was a game they could have won if not for boneheaded play-calling in the fourth quarter (RUN THE BALL ON THE TWO-YARD LINE NEXT TIME).
Anyway.. the Bolts still won two-of-three games against good opponents (Falcons in Week 7 and Broncos in Week 6), so that’s a positive sign. They face a Titans team that has a dominant running game and franchise quarterback. They are 4-4 and in second in the AFC South. The Chargers are 3-5, and if they want to stay alive in the playoff race, they need to come away with a win.
Quite frankly, the AFC (aside from the Patriots) is weak, so that gives the Chargers a chance to make the postseason this season; but the Broncos, Raiders and Chiefs have just two losses a piece, so the Chargers really can’t afford to lose this game.
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We don’t know who is inactive yet, but the Chargers are one of the most hurt teams in the NFL. This tweet from San Diego Union-Tribune’s Michael Gehlken was crazy to read:
— Michael Gehlken (@sdutGehlken) November 5, 2016
What’s crazier? The Chargers are still a very good football team, led by a very good quarterback and very good running back (who’s leading the league with 10 touchdowns by the way). Even NFL.com predicts the Chargers to “come back from the dead” and make the playoffs. Let that sink in.
Hopefully, the Chargers find a way to win this game. They need the momentum on their side, especially with the stadium vote coming up.