The San Diego Chargers were battling the AFC’s top-seeded New England Patriots this past Sunday evening, leading 14-3 at one point. Before too long, however, the direction of the game and ultimately the final score would change rather dramatically.
For the New England Patriots, they left town with what they wanted, a 23-14 victory. Meantime, the Chargers continue to show that they are not quite there with the upper echelon of the AFC, particularly the Patriots and the Denver Broncos.
That would best describe this Sunday night’s much anticipated meeting between the 9-3 New England Patriots and the host 8-4 San Diego Chargers.
Well, the San Diego Chargers will face that task at home this Sunday evening when they host the 9-3 Patriots, a team that just had its seven-game winning streak snapped this past Sunday in Green Bay (26-21).
On the professional level, there is exciting jockeying for a handful of playoff spots in the respective conferences after the division winners have all but been established. For the San Diego Chargers, they find themselves right in that mix.
A Super Bowl champion just two seasons ago, the Ravens are in a dogfight in the AFC North with Cincinnati, Pittsburgh and Cleveland for the division title and a possible wild card spot.
After a two-game span in five days that left them sitting at 5-3, the Bolts are hoping that their game two days after Halloween does not continue a frightful trend that appears to be emerging.
After an impressive performance on Monday Night, the 49ers get to try and keep things going this week against the Broncos. Another good game and the 49ers will have confidence and momentum heading into their week off. A loss though could create some doubt in a team still fighting for its playoff life.
It’s not as toxic a topic as the New York/New Jersey border war, or as socially inflamed as the Richard Sherman saga. But, in a strictly sporting sense, it really is the topic du jour. If he wins Sunday’s Super Bowl, is Peyton Manning the greatest quarterback in NFL history?
Being the sixth and final seed in the NFL playoffs usually means you’re a sizable underdog. When it comes to the San Diego Chargers, that holds true a second weekend straight.