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Philip Rivers will be main reason for Chargers’ 2018 playoff run

CARSON, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers looks on during the NFL game against the Buffalo Bills at the StubHub Center on November 19, 2017 in Carson, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers looks on during the NFL game against the Buffalo Bills at the StubHub Center on November 19, 2017 in Carson, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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CARSON, CA – NOVEMBER 19: Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers looks on during the NFL game against the Buffalo Bills at the StubHub Center on November 19, 2017 in Carson, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA – NOVEMBER 19: Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers looks on during the NFL game against the Buffalo Bills at the StubHub Center on November 19, 2017 in Carson, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Chargers are going to make the playoffs in 2018. In fact, if you ask Melvin Ingram, they’re also going to win the Super Bowl.

This year’s Chargers team is for real and as the season gets closer, you’re going to hear from more and more believers. Last season, many of those analysts would have scoffed at the notion of a playoff run for the team that had just moved to a new city, but this year, it’s almost expected.

That’s for a variety of reasons, and one of those new believers, Adam Rank of NFL.com, listed five reasons why the Chargers will qualify for the postseason this year.

All of Rank’s reasons are legitimate from the defensive combination of Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram to the addition of rookie Derwin James all the way down to the fact that the team just narrowly missed playing in the postseason last year.

But one of his reasons sticks out as the main factor for this team’s playoff push, and that is his statement that the Chargers have the best quarterback in the division.

Now, many Denver Broncos fans are going to bring up Case Keenum’s huge year with the Minnesota Vikings last season and fans of the Oakland Raiders will talk up Derek Carr’s being in the MVP race a couple of seasons ago. Heck, you’d probably even get an argument from fans of the Kansas City Chiefs that the ridiculously strong arm of Patrick Mahomes is going to carry them to a championship.

They’d laugh at the thought of Rivers being the best quarterback in the division but truthfully, it’s not even all that close. Here’s why.

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