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Week 16 outcomes that help the LA Chargers playoff chances

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The LA Chargers fell in overtime to the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 15 and with the loss the Chargers' chances of winning the division essentially went out the window. Now, the Chargers have to just focus on making it to the playoffs as a wild-card as the AFC is stacked with teams that are in the hunt.

The Chargers control their own destiny and if they win out then they make the playoffs regardless of what else happens. However, we cannot take anything for granted and the Bolts very well could drop one of their final games, especially with two division matchups. The team's playoff chances are really good, but nothing is 100% certain.

The more help the Chargers get the better and there are plenty of Week 16 games that Charger fans should be keeping an eye on.

Week 16 outcomes that help the LA Chargers playoff chances:

Green Bay Packers over Cleveland Browns

The Cleveland Browns were defeated by the Las Vegas Raiders on a special edition of Monday Night Football with Nick Mullens at quarterback. While Charger fans hate to see the Raiders win, this was the better outcome for the Bolts as it resulted in both teams being 7-7 instead of the Browns joining the fray at 8-6.

The Chargers have a game lead over the Browns but nothing can be taken for granted and the more losses they pick up the better. The Browns have a really tough game against the Green Bay Packers, who do not impact the Chargers whatsoever as an AFC team.

The Browns are a good team and they can definitely make some interesting things happen in the last two weeks of the season. Getting a two-game lead on them with only two more games remaining would be ideal for the Bolts.