By Dave Thomas
Where was this Los Angeles Chargers team after the first month of the season?
Starting the season 0-4, the Chargers were left for dead by many NFL prognosticators. In fact, there were thoughts that the Bolts would have last place in the AFC West all to themselves when the season finished.
Turning the page to early December, the Chargers are in the thick of things in what is both a competitive and less-than-stellar AFC West.
With only Denver at 3-9 really out of the AFC West race, Kansas City, Los Angeles and Oakland sit tied for first. While the Chiefs currently hold the division due to the first tiebreaker rule, the other two are right on their heels.
So, what to expect these last four games of the regular season?
Chargers Have Momentum On Their Side
While Kansas City has been in a free-fall this last month of play (losers of four straight), Los Angeles has instead been trending in the opposite direction.
Early in the season, the Chiefs looked like one of the AFC favorites to make it to the Super Bowl. Although that could still happen, not too many folks around the NFL are betting on it these days.
Meanwhile, the Chargers have been on a tear, winning their last three contests by a combined score of 101-40. During this roll, Los Angeles has beaten three teams that are not exactly the Patriots or the Eagles. That said, the wins all add up just the same.
Heading into this Sunday’s home contest with the floundering Washington Redskins (5-7), the Chargers have yet another shot to keep the good times rolling.
While Washington is more than capable of pulling the upset, the Redskins are all but left for dead in the NFC East. Although still mathematically alive in the NFC Wild Card race, not many people are …read more
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