Sitting at 4-4 after a tough defeat to the Washington Redskins, the Chargers are at a crossroads. A win over their division rivals, puts them right back in the hunt, but a loss to the Denver Broncos might end the Bolts season. Broncos sit at 7-1 and are trying to keep pace with the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs. The biggest challenge on paper right now appears to be the Broncos wide receivers against the Chargers secondary. With a secondary that has been victimized for the majority of the year, the Bolts need to make sure they get off the field on 3rd down.
Sitting at 4-3 and coming off a bye week, the Chargers currently hold the #6 seed in the AFC. Now comes the final stretch run for a team many people had predicted as a pretender. With the NFL parity really showing its true colors, it is imperative for the Bolts to take care of business. Two games remain with the NFC East and both games are there for the taking from the weakest division in the NFL. As the strength of competition increases (KC, Den, Cin), so does the pressure.
Well the Chargers are off this week as they head into the bye week at 4-3. It's the first time over .500 this season, but will it last? With the week off, there could be a chance for the Bolts to gain some ground on their fellow division rivals. While it's unlikely to happen, the Chiefs take on the Browns and the Broncos will face the Washington Redskins. Coming from the rear, Oakland will play host to Pittsburgh in a battle of 2-4 squads.
Chargers head to Jacksonville to take on the winless Jaguars. Heavy favorites on the road, do the Chargers get over .500 for the first time this season? This season has been an up and down roller coaster so far, but does that mean the trend continues. If it does, that means the Bolts head into the bye week with a loss. With Keenan Allen showing great promise, Ryan Mathews finally surpassing the 100 yard mark, and Philip Rivers continuing his high level of play, look for the Chargers to win back-to-back games.
A new season is underway yet Chargers fans don't think things haven't changed much. Reports throughout the week say that there are at least 9,000 tickets still available for the Monday night contest versus the Indianapolis Colts. With a new GM and head coach in place, why aren't people willing to support a new style of football in SD????