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Predicting Los Angeles Chargers’ games between Weeks 13-17

BALTIMORE, MD - NOVEMBER 1: Running back Melvin Gordon #28 of the San Diego Chargers is tackled by inside linebacker Daryl Smith #51 of the Baltimore Ravens while tight end Ladarius Green #89 of the San Diego Chargers blocks tackle De'Ondre Wesley #77 of the Baltimore Ravens in the first quarter of a game at M&T Bank Stadium on November 1, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Matt Hazlett/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - NOVEMBER 1: Running back Melvin Gordon #28 of the San Diego Chargers is tackled by inside linebacker Daryl Smith #51 of the Baltimore Ravens while tight end Ladarius Green #89 of the San Diego Chargers blocks tackle De'Ondre Wesley #77 of the Baltimore Ravens in the first quarter of a game at M&T Bank Stadium on November 1, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Matt Hazlett/Getty Images)
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SAN DIEGO, CA – OCTOBER 12: Wide receiver Keenan Allen #13 of the San Diego Chargers is pursued by free safety Mike Mitchell #23 of the Pittsburgh Steelers at Qualcomm Stadium on October 12, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA – OCTOBER 12: Wide receiver Keenan Allen #13 of the San Diego Chargers is pursued by free safety Mike Mitchell #23 of the Pittsburgh Steelers at Qualcomm Stadium on October 12, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Week 13 at Pittsburgh

This one of the more difficult games on the entire schedule and it will be one that the Chargers will have to bring their best game to win.

Heinz Field is not an easy place to play at any time, but you can expect a cold day in December. That still won’t slow down the Steelers’ offense though as the combination of Ben Roethlisberger, Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown is as good as any in the league.

The Chargers actually won in their last trip to Pittsburgh back in 2012. On that day, Philip Rivers tossed three touchdowns as the Chargers handed the Steelers a 10-point defeat. But prior to that, the team lost six games in a row in the Steel City.

In this one, the Chargers will boast a strong secondary, but that doesn’t ever seem to matter when Brown is on the other side. Bell is the kind of player who could have a field day against the Chargers, at least against the kind of defense the team fielded last season.

This should be a classic matchup of solid defense versus solid offense but in Pittsburgh at this time of the year, you have to like the Steelers’ chances. I’ll lean toward them to hand the Chargers their third defeat of the season.

Prediction: Steelers 24, Chargers 20

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