After dropping a tough 23-14 loss this past Sunday evening to the AFC East-leading New England Patriots, the Chargers find themselves sitting at 8-4 with three games remaining in the regular season.
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.
Two teams only separated by a game in the AFC standings, the Patriots and Chargers, have different agendas when the two square off in front of a national audience on NBC.
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).
Going into the contest, the Chargers and Ravens were tied in the hunt for an AFC wild card spot at 7-4. With the win, San Diego moves to 8-4 and firmly holds down one of two wild card spots with four games remaining in the regular season. Going into the contest, the Chargers and Ravens were tied in the hunt for an AFC wild card spot at 7-4. With the win, San Diego moves to 8-4 and firmly holds down one of two wild card spots with four games remaining in the regular season.
With five games remaining in the regular season, the San Diego Chargers are in a race with about half a dozen other AFC teams for wild card spots, with the possibility of winning a division title also in the mix.
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 putting away a gritty Oakland Raider team last Sunday at home (won 13-6), the Chargers get another challenge this weekend from a team that used to call Los Angeles home back in the day.