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Predicting every Week 17 game that impacts the LA Chargers playoff chances

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There are two weeks left in the 2021 season and there are a lot of games that impact the AFC playoff picture. Prior to losing to the Houston Texans in Week 16, the LA Chargers had the comfort of not even worrying about the other outcomes in the AFC as they controlled their own destiny. Now, they need some help to get to the playoffs.

There are several games that Charger fans will be monitoring in Week 17 that will have an impact on the LA Chargers playoff chances. In order from least to most impactful, the games that Charger fans should be watching in Week 17 are Raiders vs. Colts, Chiefs vs. Bengals, Rams vs. Ravens and Dolphins vs. Titans. The Browns. vs Steelers could have playoff implications, but if it does that means the Chargers lost and won't make the playoffs.

Oh, and of course, the Chargers vs. Broncos. With a big day of football coming tomorrow, let's predict the outcome of all of these games with playoff implications.

LA Chargers 27, Denver Broncos 17

The Denver Broncos got the best of the LA Chargers last time these two teams squared off but we have multiple reasons to believe that this game will be different this time around. It has to be different for the Chargers, who should get the best of the Broncos this time around to extend their playoff hopes.

This won't be the best game that the Chargers offense has as the Broncos are a really well-coached defensive team and Denver will hang around with a stout running attack. However, at the end of the day, it is hard to see Drew Lock keeping up with Justin Herbert.