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.
Chargers Going Down To Wire In Playoff BidNothing 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.
Opponent Profile: Chargers Can't Overlook NinersEven though the Niners have stumbled to a 7-7 record this season, a mark that won't take them to the promised land this season, they still could play the role of spoiler when Philip Rivers and the Chargers come calling for a primetime game on CBS Saturday evening.
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.
Chargers Find Loss Of Scifres A Kick In The GutThe 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.
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.