3 reasons why the Chargers will make the playoffs after beating Dolphins

Jason Reed
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3. The Chargers are getting reinforcements

We have not seen the Chargers at full strength since Week 2 and even then the team was without Keenan Allen. In that first half against the Kansas City Chiefs, though, the Chargers looked like they were legitimate Super Bowl contenders.

We finally saw a version of this offense that we have not seen since last season in Week 14 with Mike Williams and Allen back in the lineup. The team overcame some pretty shoddy play-calling from Joe Lombardi to do enough to get the victory.

The offensive side of the ball is getting more reinforcements as well. Barring a setback, Donald Parham will return in Week 15 against the Tennessee Titans, which is a huge boost to both the passing and running game. Trey Pipkins should return soon as well, giving the Bolts four of their five starting offensive linemen back.

Defensively, massive news broke on Sunday that Joey Bosa could be close to returning. Assuming Derwin James' injury is not serious, the Chargers could potentially be getting both Bosa and James on the field together for the first time since Week 3. That is huge.

Oh, and Rashawn Slater could potentially return this season. Like that isn't a massive deal.

Sure, the Chargers team that we have watched all season might not be able to finish 3-1 and reach the playoffs. But the Chargers team we could see in these final four games might end up being completely different from the first 13 games.

A full-strength Chargers team is a team that nobody wants to see in the first round of the playoffs and the win over Miami might just be the launching off point to get them there.

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