With last Sunday’s crucial loss to the Broncos the Chargers fell to a 4-6 record. With that loss the Chargers are effectively knocked out of the divisional race, and their wild card prospects are slim. With a loss Norv Turner is a lame duck, and AJ Smith might be as well. However there’s still hope, if you remember in 2008 the Chargers started 4-8 and the Broncos started 8-4. The Chargers won their next four and the Broncos lost their next four. Now I’m not saying that’s going to happen, because it’s probably not. But Philip Rivers has put the team on his back before and is almost unbeatable in December. His record in December is 20-2. Here’s the Chargers remaining schedule.
Week 12 Vs. Baltimore Ravens
The Ravens are obviously a good team, but they’re not as threatening as they used to be. The defense is banged up, and they’re offense is anemic at times. However the Chargers have the worst offensive line in the league(Arguably). Philip Rivers is an elite quarterback when given time, when he can’t trust his offensive line the Chargers are toast. The Chargers defense kept them in the Denver game last week, forcing two turnovers and a safety, so they’ll play good this Sunday. My prediction Ravens 21 Chargers 17
Week 13 Vs. Cincinnati Bengals
The Chargers get hot in December but at this time it might be too little to late. The Bengals are a confusing team, they’re decent but not too good. Andy Dalton should have a field day against the Chargers anemic secondary. Besides Eric Weddle the Bolts have a below average secondary. Philip Rivers should be able to light up the Bengals secondary as well. Look for Rivers and Danrio Alexander to light it up.
My prediction Chargers 31 Bengals 24
Week 14 San Diego Chargers @ Pittsburgh Steelers
I’ll keep this one brief. Depending on the starter either Byron Leftwich or Charlie Batch the Chargers will pull this one out. The Steelers defense will keep them in the game, but their offense will sputter. Philip Rivers will throw at least one pick, and probably a fumble. But he’ll be more motivated as they’re playing for their season every game from now on.
My prediction Chargers 17 Steelers 13
Week 15 Chargers Vs. Carolina Kittens(Oops.)
The Chargers haven’t forced too many turnovers but they will force at least one against Carolina. Cam Newton is making rookie mistakes in his sophomore season. The Panthers have probably the worst defensive line in the NFL. They will score points but the turnovers will make it counter productive.
My prediction Chargers 38 Panthers 20
Week 16 San Diego Chargers @ New York Jets
The Jets have a lot of players on their offense that shouldn’t be wearing an NFL jersey. They have a glorified Full Back who was acquired for headlines and headlines only(And to protect the punter). They have a Quarter Back who barely completes 50% of his passes. And a soft running game. Their secondary took a HUGE hit when Darelle Revis got injured. So Philip Rivers will attack. Their solid on the D-line so Ryan Matthews won’t have too much success running the ball.(He’ll probably fumble too.) The Chargers will be riding a hot streak at this time and be hitting the weak part of their schedule. Besides they play good against bad teams. It’ll be close though.
My prediction Chargers 27 Jets 21
Week 17 Chargers Vs. Oakland Raiders
The Raiders stink, they have a good quarter back but he’s a turnover machine. Their running backs are banged up and their defense stinks. They’re head coach has done an admirable job even though he’s like 27 and looks like the coaches son. It’s a rivalry game and the season might be on the line. I’ll keep it short, It’ll be a blowout.
My prediction Chargers 35 Raiders 13
If I’m right the Chargers might get a wild card spot, either that or I’m Nostradamus. However I’m deluding my self a little too much. They might lose to the Bengals(The spread is even) and I’m being a little too hopeful. But the Chargers have been known to surge and play good against bad teams.
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