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Los Angeles Chargers: 5 things team is thankful for

JACKSONVILLE, FL - NOVEMBER 12: Defensive coordinator for the Los Angeles Chargers Gus Bradley watches the play on the field during the first half of their game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field on November 12, 2017 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Logan Bowles/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FL - NOVEMBER 12: Defensive coordinator for the Los Angeles Chargers Gus Bradley watches the play on the field during the first half of their game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field on November 12, 2017 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Logan Bowles/Getty Images)
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It’s Thanksgiving, the time for giving thanks. What are some of the things the Los Angeles Chargers should be thankful for?

The Chargers have had an up and down season and will next take the field on Thanksgiving Day for the first time since 1969 when they face the Dallas Cowboys. At 4-6, the team is still alive in the playoff race.

Of course, there’s many reasons for that and several of those will be listed here. Let’s look at what the Chargers are giving thanks for on this holiday.

Playing in the AFC West

OAKLAND, CA – OCTOBER 15: Melvin Gordon
OAKLAND, CA – OCTOBER 15: Melvin Gordon

When the season started, this seemed like a pretty daunting task, right? Many analysts felt that the AFC West was the strongest division in the NFL and didn’t feel that it was all that close.

That’s been proven wrong. In fact, the AFC West instead appears to be one of the worst divisions.

The Denver Broncos have completely fallen apart and the Oakland Raiders have been much worse than expected. Even the Kansas City Chiefs, who at one point looked like the best team in football, have looked quite beatable the last several weeks.

As a result, the Chargers are still in the race. Not just for a Wild Card spot, but even the division title. The Chargers are just 2-2 against the division this year, but the remaining games against the Raiders and Chiefs don’t look anywhere near as intimidating as they once did.

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