The LA Chargers are currently the seventh seed in the AFC and are entering the most important game of the season to date. The Chargers are on the road to take on the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 13 and the result of this game will be huge for playoff seeding and tiebreakers.
There are so many teams that are in the hunt in the AFC thus there are so many games that are impactful for the LA Chargers. While the team cannot get ahead of itself, Charger fans can certainly keep an eye on the other games that matter for the Chargers' chances of making the playoffs.
Here are the Week 13 outcomes that most help the LA Chargers playoff chances:
Houston Texans over Indianapolis Colts
The Indianapolis Colts are red-hot and even though they are coming off of a loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers they are still in a good position to make a run with an easy schedule ahead and Jonathan Taylor peaking at the right time.
A loss to the Houston Texans would be the worst thing for the Colts' momentum and would only help the Chargers' playoff chances as it would give the Bolts more cushion over a team whose arrow is pointing much higher right now than the Bolts.
However, expecting the Texans to beat the Colts is wishful thinking. While Houston beat the Titans two weeks ago they are still one of the worst teams in the league and should not stand a chance against a team like the Colts, who are looking to fight for their spot in the playoffs.