CBS Sports' Steve Beuerlein Talks San Diego Chargers Vs. San Francisco 49ersThe San Diego Chargers are still in the hunt for a playoff spot, but after three consecutive NFC Championship Game appearances, the San Francisco 49ers are out. They have the opportunity to play the spoiler for the Chargers, but what has happened to them this year? CBS Sports' Steve Beuerlein spoke on this weekend's west coast game and looks at what has gone wrong and right.
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 Corey Liuget And Ryan MathewsWith three games remaining in the regular season, the Chargers really need to win out in order to control their own playoff destiny. Lose a game or two, and they may not even be playing come January.
Opponent Profile: Will Broncos Add To San Diego's Misery?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.
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.
Team Grades: Chargers Outslug Raiders In 13-6 AffairWith 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.
Injury Report: Updates On Ryan Mathews And Dwight FreeneySunday'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.
Which Chargers' Team Shows Up This Sunday?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).
Opponent Profile: Can Chargers Keep Raiders Winless?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.
Studs And Duds: Who Is Making An Impact For The Chargers?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.
Injury Report: Updates On Brandon Flowers And Manti Te'oIn 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.
Team Grades: Chiefs Boot Chargers' Five-Game Win StreakAfter 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.
Weddle Continues To Put Charge In DefenseThe 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.
Opponent Profile: Chargers Look To Continue Momentum, Host Chiefs SundayFollowing a hard-fought 31-28 win Sunday in Oakland, the Chargers turned their attention to division rival number two, the Kansas City Chiefs.