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Chargers: 3 things left for team to play for in 2019

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - NOVEMBER 18: Defensive back Daniel Sorensen #49 of the Kansas City Chiefs intercepts a pass intended for running back Austin Ekeler #30 of the Los Angeles Chargers in the fourth quarter of the game at Estadio Azteca on November 18, 2019 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Manuel Velasquez/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - NOVEMBER 18: Defensive back Daniel Sorensen #49 of the Kansas City Chiefs intercepts a pass intended for running back Austin Ekeler #30 of the Los Angeles Chargers in the fourth quarter of the game at Estadio Azteca on November 18, 2019 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Manuel Velasquez/Getty Images)
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CARSON, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 06: Head coach Anthony Lynn of the Los Angeles Chargers on the sidelines during a 20-13 loss to the Denver Broncos at Dignity Health Sports Park on October 06, 2019, in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
CARSON, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 06: Head coach Anthony Lynn of the Los Angeles Chargers on the sidelines during a 20-13 loss to the Denver Broncos at Dignity Health Sports Park on October 06, 2019, in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

It’s a drag when your team has been eliminated from playoff contention, but there is still reason to watch and look for some positive takeaways.

Following a great run to the divisional round of the playoffs last year, the Los Angeles Chargers seemed to be on the doorstep of a Super Bowl run. They earned the playoff experience and they kept most of their key pieces intact. Most importantly, they have managed to keep those players healthy this season.

But almost inexplicably, the team sits at 5-9 and at the bottom of the AFC West division. None of the experts saw that coming and neither did a large portion of the team’s fans. Yet, here they are.

The best the Chargers can do is finish the season 7-9, which would still leave them out of the playoffs. With that being the case, many fans would prefer the team to lose the last two games in order to have a higher draft pick. However, higher draft picks don’t always equate to “better” draft picks. The good general managers are able to get the guys they want regardless of draft position.

Besides, no fan should ever root for their team to lose, right?

Keeping those things in mind, let’s talk about some things the team still has to play for over the course of the last two games. There will be no talk of moral victories here, but keeping a positive outlook and looking at the situation from a best-case scenario perspective, here are some reasons for fans to watch and still get behind the Chargers this season.

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