LA Chargers: 3 franchise records that could be broken in Week 18

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The LA Chargers have huge implications in Week 18 as they are playing for their playoff lives against the Las Vegas Raiders. The winner of the Week 18 matchup will be one of the seven teams competing in the AFC playoffs while the loser will be watching the playoff action at home.

An extra game could potentially rob the Chargers of a playoff berth as they are currently in a position to make the playoffs after 16 games. However, it also allows certain certain Chargers to set franchise records with the extra game that they have to play.

Justin Herbert already passed Philip Rivers' passing touchdowns record and there is even more on the line in Week 18.

3 LA Chargers franchise records that could be broken in Week 18:

1. Joey Bosa: Forced fumbles

Believe it or not but Joey Bosa is only one forced fumble away from tying the all-time franchise mark for forced fumbles in a season. Shaun Phillips currently holds the record with seven forced fumbles in 2009 and Bosa has six in 15 games played this season.

The odds of Bosa outright breaking the record are pretty slim. It is a rare occurrence to force two fumbles in one game. However, against a Raiders team that has fumbled the fourth-most times this season, it definitely is possible.

If Tevaughn Campbell can knock out two fumbles against the Kansas City Chiefs the Joey Bosa is definitely able to force Derek Carr to fumble twice, especially considering Carr is third in the league in total fumbles this season with 12.

This is a testament to just how good Joey Bosa is and on top of potentially setting the record for forced fumbles in a season, Bosa can accomplish another feat; if he recovers his own forced fumble then he will record his first fumble recovery of the entire season.