The Los Angeles Chargers sit at 4-6 and their playoff hopes are waning with a game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Mexico looming.
But the Chargers have been in this position before. There have been many times where the team has just sunk at this stage of the season, but the Chargers have also made some historical runs during a season after a poor start to reach the postseason.
It’s what the team has become known for to a certain extent, at least in terms of the postseason. The Chargers are known for their slow starts and fans have come to almost expect something like an 0-4 or 1-3 start.
But it’s not about how you start, it’s about how you finish.
The Chargers still have a talented roster, a great leader in Philip Rivers, a running game that is starting to hit its stride with Melvin Gordon and a defense that can shut a talented offense down, as it did against the Green Bay Packers just two weeks ago.
Those are the marks of a playoff team and if the Chargers can rally and make the playoffs, they will be the team that no one wants to play.
Can they rally? That depends on many factors, but a win against the Chiefs on Monday Night Football changes everything.
The Chargers have a history of turning a bad season into a playoff berth. Here is a look back at a few times that it has happened before.