The train keeps on rolling for the Chargers after a comfortable 30-13 victory over the Washington Redskins on Sunday. Next stop for Anthony Lynn’s boys, a season-defining game at Kansas City on Saturday night. That game was only made huge though due to the Bolts taking care of business against Washington as they moved to 7-6 with their fourth win in a row.
Whisper it quietly, or you might startle them, but the LA Chargers have a chance to make the play-offs. Back-to-back wins over Buffalo and Dallas have shoved the Bolts firmly in the to the wildcard mix, perhaps even the AFC West title picture if Kansas City keep losing.
The Chargers treated their fans to another heart breaking loss on Sunday as they conspired to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory at the Jacksonville Jaguars. The game was in the palm of coach Anthony Lynn’s hands late in the fourth quarter, but instead of celebrating a fourth win of the season, the 3-6 Bolts are left picking up the pieces from a gut-wrenching 20-17 overtime defeat in Florida.
The Chargers slipped to 3-5 when their three game winning run come to an end at New England on Sunday, the Bolts blowing a good chance to defeat the reigning Super Bowl champions. Once more bad decision making and a lack of experience proved costly but there were was still a lot to enjoy about the 21-13 loss.
Chargers fans could get use to this, back-to-back wins for the first time in nearly a year and a victory over the AFC West rivals the Oakland Raiders. Given how previous years have gone, my immediate thoughts straight after Sunday’s 17-16 win in the Bay Area were that this could be the high point on the season.