In recent years the Los Angeles Chargers have not made the playoffs but I feel this is the year that they not only make the playoffs, but go to the Super Bowl.
The Chargers are two games into the season and have already shown that there is a little hope for making the Super Bowl. Losing to the Kansas City Chiefs was disappointing and for me being a fan of the Chargers’, it was miserable watching Tyreek Hill run all over them.
Week 2 rolled around and with little worry, I knew they would get the job done against the Buffalo Bills but there were some question marks over the win. The young core the team has on defense showed that they need more reps and can compete. Players like Derwin James had his second sack on the season against the Bills and linebacker Kyzir White came up with his first career interception as well.
However, the real contest will come against the Los Angeles Rams, our hometown rival. The game is set for Sunday, September 23, and I will be watching every snap. If this team can somehow come out with a win then I will know 100 percent that they are ready to make a Super Bowl run. But until then the team still has a lot to work on.
The Chargers’ have the tools to compete with any team in the NFL and with Philip Rivers under center, I feel we will prove that statement. With the hope that Joey Bosa will return sooner than later, guys like Melvin Ingram, Isaac Rochell and Uchenna Nwosu can hold down the fort till he gets back.
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Another weapon that has come on as of late is wide receiver Mike Williams. Williams came down with his first touchdown against the Bills and has shown that he is a reliable target for Rivers. I’m really high on Williams this season and I expect him to have a breakout year.
Also, with the loss of Hunter Henry, which we all hope to come back later in the season, tight end Virgil Green has also shown that he can be a reliable target as well.
A surprise so far for me on the season is the duo of Melvin Gordon and Austin Ekeler. The running back tandem has proven so far that they are one of, if not the best in the league.
Overall, Rivers has the weapons to compete against the best defenses and the Chargers’ defenseis elite enough to stop opposing offenses. Let’s not forget about the job the offensive line is doing and hope to do even better once Forrest Lamp returns.
The Battle of Los Angeles is going to be interesting to watch and that game will be the stamp on our season along with the hope of beating the Chiefs, of course.