The San Diego Chargers Can Still Avoid a Losing Record

By Kenny Gardner
San Diego Chargers
Christopher Hanewinckel-USA Today Sports

The San Diego Chargers finished their 2003 season with a 4-12 record and have not had a losing record in a season from 2004-present.

San Diego’s streak is tied with the Pittsburgh Steelers behind only the New England Patriots who have the longest active streak without a losing record in a season from 2001-present.

The Chargers have s a 4-8 record, which puts them four games behind the Indianapolis Colts for the top wild card spot, and three games behind Pittsburgh for the second wild card spot. While it is not impossible for San Diego to make the playoffs, it is improbable. The Bolts can keep their streak alive if they win their last four games of the regular season.

While this is an impressive streak, Pittsburgh has made three Super Bowl appearances and two Super Bowl titles during their streak, and the Patriots have five Super Bowl appearances and three titles during theirs.  San Diego’s last Super Bowl appearance happened during the 1994 NFL season.

It has been a disappointing season for San Diego who started off with a 3-1 record, but they are 1-7 in their last eight games.  This is similar to last season when San Diego started with a 4-1 record, but dropped to 4-7.

I expected more from San Diego this season, but injuries to the offensive line as well as underachievers like Robert Meachem and Eddie Royal has hurt them.

All of the teams left on San Diego’s schedule with the exception of Pittsburgh have a losing record right now. San Diego is 0-5 against teams with winning records while they are 4-2 against teams with losing records.

If San Diego is able to keep their streak alive, it will be one of the few bright spots this season.


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