Season Recap: Chargers Left To Wonder What Might Have BeenAfter dropping a heartbreaking 18-17 loss on the road in the season opener at Arizona, the Bolts would reel off five straight victories, including a win over the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks.
Team Grades: Kansas City Sacks San Diego's Playoff HopesOn Sunday in Kansas City the Chargers were simply outplayed by a Chiefs team that was also playing for its playoff life. With their 19-7 win and season sweep of the Bolts, Kansas City eliminated the Chargers and claimed second place in the AFC West outright. That is probably little relief, however, as the Chiefs will also be in for a long off-season.
Injury Report: Updates On Philip Rivers And Corey LiugetThose are just the games with playoff implications as to which teams get in etc., while several other games will determine final playoff seeds and first-round byes.
Team Grades: Chargers Dodge Bullet, Top 49ers 38-35 In OTIn what was all but a must-win game for the Bolts Saturday evening in Santa Clara, Rivers willed the Chargers to a wild 38-35 come-from-behind win over the San Francisco 49ers, keeping San Diego (9-6) alive in the AFC playoff hunt.
Injury Report: Updates On Philip Rivers And Keenan AllenWith two games left in the regular season, the Bolts find themselves at 8-6, with road dates left in San Francisco (7-7) and Kansas City (8-6). In essence, the Chargers must win both games and get some help along the way, i.e. Pittsburgh (9-5) and Baltimore (9-5) stumbling.
Team Grades: Broncos Clinch AFC West, Temporarily Keep Chargers Out Of PlayoffsWith back-to-back losses to the two top teams in the conference, the Chargers (8-6) now are essentially in must-win mode over the final two weekends of the season, which still does not guarantee San Diego a playoff spot when all is said and done.
Injury Report: Updates On D.J. Fluker And Corey LiugetTwo 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.
Team Grades: Chargers Clip Ravens 34-33Going 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.
Injury Report: Updates On Philip Rivers And Rich OhrnbergerAfter 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.
Where Would Chargers Be Without Rivers?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.
Injury Report: Raiders Short-Handed Again For Matchup In San DiegoIt never seems to end for the 2014 Oakland Raiders: They always have a ton of players on the official injury report each week. That's not the primary reason the Silver & Black can't win a game, of course, but it's been a consistent theme this year for the last winless team in the NFL.
Opponent Profile: Can The Raiders Beat Suddenly Sinking Chargers?The San Diego Chargers have lost three straight games, the last two by whopping margins. Does this mean the winless Oakland Raiders have a chance to beat them? The Silver & Black came close in the teams' first matchup in Oakland, but this Week 11 contest will be in San Diego. There are always a lot of Raiders fans in San Diego, though, so maybe this is Oakland's chance to get into the win column and avoid a 16-game losing streak.