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Chargers: 3 times team has rallied to make the playoffs

By Travis Wakeman
25 Oct 1992: SAN DIEGO CHARGERS QUARTERBACK STAN HUMPHRIES IS SACKED BY BRIAN SOCHIC OF THE MIAMI DOLPHINS.
25 Oct 1992: SAN DIEGO CHARGERS QUARTERBACK STAN HUMPHRIES IS SACKED BY BRIAN SOCHIC OF THE MIAMI DOLPHINS. /
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27 Nov 1995: Runningback Aaron Hayden of the San Diego Chargers tries to break through linebacker Greg Biekert and cornerback Albert Lewis of the Oakland Raiders at Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego, California. The Chargers won the game 12-6.
27 Nov 1995: Runningback Aaron Hayden of the San Diego Chargers tries to break through linebacker Greg Biekert and cornerback Albert Lewis of the Oakland Raiders at Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego, California. The Chargers won the game 12-6. /

1995 Chargers

The Chargers were the defending AFC champions in 1995 and high expectations followed the team, but it went through a tough stretch following a 3-1 start to the season.

Starting with a 31-16 loss to the Steelers in Week 5, the Chargers lost six of seven games and were 4-7 and the division title was out of reach as the Chiefs were one of the best teams in the league that season.

But the Chargers then went on a run.

They were able to defeat the Raiders, a team they lost to in the season opener, by a score of 12-6 in Week 13. They then smashed the Cleveland Browns 31-13 before beating the Arizona Cardinals by three points.

However, at 7-7, the Chargers were facing back-to-back road games against the Colts and New York Giants to close the season. They were able to win both of those games and qualified for the playoffs with a 9-7 record, ending the season on a five-game winning streak.

Unfortunately, the Chargers drew the Colts in the Wild Card round and Jim Harbaugh led the Colts to a big win and nearly took that team to the Super Bowl. Following that loss, it took the Chargers nine seasons to get back to the playoffs.

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