It is a thought that most Bolt fans care not to think about or even address. Safe to say that Chargers’ players and management feel the same way.
With not a cloud in the sky and dry conditions on the ground, you would think both offenses would have been able to move the ball up and down the field and put points on the board. Think again.
Sunday’s game for the San Diego Chargers against hated AFC West rival Oakland is essentially a “must-win” game if the Bolts are to remain in the hunt for the division crown or a wild card spot come the end of December.
After dropping their season-opener 18-17 to the now 8-1 Arizona Cardinals, the Bolts reeled off five straight victories, even holding the lead in the AFC West for a time. Now, however, the Chargers (5-4) sit in third place in the division, with a pair of hot teams in front of them, respectively Denver (7-2) and Kansas City (6-3).
In one of their tougher tests of the season, the Chargers scratched and clawed their way to a 31-28 victory over the Raiders in Oakland last month. Since that win, however, the Bolts have gone 0-3, including a 37-0 blowout loss in Miami a week ago this past Sunday.
While the Bolts are far from out of the playoff hunt, their road to the post-season looks to be much more daunting now then it did about a month or so ago.
In order to leave Denver victorious this Thursday evening, San Diego will need a complete game on both sides of the ball and along the special teams front.
After rattling off a five-game winning streak, the San Diego Chargers watched the AFC West rival Kansas City Chiefs come into town and escape with a 23-20 win on a late fourth quarter field goal.
The Pro Bowl free safety continues to roam the secondary for a team that currently sits atop the AFC West at 5-1, preparing for this Sunday’s home encounter with the rival Kansas City Chiefs.
Following a hard-fought 31-28 win Sunday in Oakland, the Chargers turned their attention to division rival number two, the Kansas City Chiefs.