The San Diego Chargers are struggling again

By Kenny Gardner
Philip Rivers San Diego Chargers
Christopher Hanewinckel-US Presswire

The San Diego Chargers have a 3-3 record through six games this season.  San Diego started the 2012 NFL season with a 2-0 record and lost three of their last four games heading into their bye week.

Philip Rivers is struggling again this season.  Rivers threw nine interceptions through six games last season and has thrown nine interceptions this season which is tied for second in the NFL.

San Diego struggled to put pressure on quarterbacks last season because they had 32 team sacks which was tied for 23rd with the Cleveland Browns in this category.

San Diego has 10 sacks this season which is tied with the Baltimore Ravens and the Dallas Cowboys for 24th in the NFL.

San Diego’s offensive line allowed 14 sacks through six games last season while they allowed 18 sacks this season. There are only three teams with more sacks allowed than San Diego’s offensive line this season.

There is a silver lining for San Diego though because with all of this being said, the Denver Broncos lead the AFC West with a 3-3 record.

Denver currently owns the tiebreaker over San Diego, but the season is a long way from being over.  If San Diego can improve on some of their weaknesses, they can still win the AFC West.

San Diego has a 2-1 record against AFC West opponents and has a 3-1 record against the AFC.  While these are positives, there three wins were against teams with a combined 4-13 record as of today.

San Diego will have to be better as a team when they play tougher competition later in the season.


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