Monday, December 22, 2008


From three games behind with three to play, the Chargers now find themselves facing Denver next Sunday to decide the division title. Yesterday, at least, they earned it. They played with an intensity that has been missing all season and, even when trailing by three points, there was no doubt that they were going to win. Wow.

With the exception of the defensive secondary, which could not find its collective ass if you gave it a mirror on a stick, the Chargers were awesome. As to Eric Weddle, “Hey, Eric. That guy running toward the goal line… You’re supposed to follow him. He might be a pass receiver.”

They won on the road while Denver lost at home. They will be playing after a three game win streak, while Denver will be following two losses. They are all pretty much healthy while Denver is crippled by injuries. The game is at Qualcomm Stadium, the Chargers’ house.

Oh oh, trouble. The Chargers have a bad habit of reading all of the stuff that is written about them, and then expecting the next opponent to swoon at the mere sight of them upon entering the field of play. They are especially prone to doing that when the game has national coverage.

This game was originally scheduled for the 8:00pm game but a few weeks ago, when the Chargers were looking like schmucks, it was rescheduled to afternoon and a “better” game put in it’s place. Within minutes of Buffalo beating Denver that was reversed, so the Bolts will be on NBC at 8:00pm Eastern time.

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