Nothing like keeping a little drama along for the ride right to the very end. With two games left in the regular season, the San Diego Chargers may be trying to pull a rabbit out of a hat.
With 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.
The 49ers season is still not over. They can still make the playoffs, and even if unable to do that still need to show the rest of the NFC West where they stand. The team needs to forget about the past two weeks and focus on a strong finish as things could still fall their way before it’s all said and done.
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.
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.
There is no reason for the 49ers to panic despite their 4-4 record. There is a big difference between 5-4 and 4-5 so a win this week should silence the panic talks. A loss though will certainly warrant a raise in concern.
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.
The Kansas City Chiefs lost an eighth-straight postseason game on Saturday, losing 45-44 to the Indianapolis Colts after holding a 28-point lead in the third quarter.
The Green Bay Packers have had trouble stopping the 49ers in their last two meetings. Now they have to try and beat them in the playoffs while facing injury issues on defense.
Fans in New York never want to abandon thoughts of the postseason this early into any season. As frustrated as they may be, the hope of a postseason run remains in the minds of the fans of both New York NFL teams.