As of right now the San Diego Chargers hold the #6 seed in the NFL playoff scenario. This Sunday is a must win situation with Baltimore in a tie-breaker both 8-5 and Miami 7-6 along with Cleveland 7-6, Kansas City 7-6 and Buffalo 7-6. Miami, by virtue of their 37-0 win would move ahead of us in an event of a tie breaker. We would have to make sure the Chargers beat KC in their stadium to assure us of not losing a tie breaker to them. We beat Buffalo 22-10.
Losing to the Broncos is not an option from my perspective. You need divisional wins to advance in tie-breaker situations. Splitting with both Denver and KC is very important since they are involved in the playoff picture. For the Chargers to win this game they need better pass protection, ball control offense, good pressure on defense and better receiver coverage’s. Phillip Rivers needs time to get passes to his receivers. The Offensive line needs to open holes in the running game to keep time of possession at least 35-40 min for us to have a realistic chance to win.
Keeping Payton Manning on the sidelines, out of sync is the key to success. The Chargers know what is at stake and they will be ready to play. Losing Mike Scifres in the kicking game is a negative unless we have someone to kick us out of bad situations. My take- 10-6 or 11-5 will get them in, 9-7 too risky. As of now I will not make a prediction, but feel Broncos should be favored, Chargers cover spread or win outright.