San Diego Chargers Looking For Respect

By Wola Odeniran
Phillip Rivers
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The San Diego Chargers defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars 24-6 in a game where a lot of people, for some reason, picked the Jaguars to win as the upset special of the week. But come on, this is a direct shot at the Chargers.

The Chargers, so far this season, have been ignored with their rivals such as the Kansas City Chiefs. The Denver Broncosbeing a combined 13-1 this season, have gotten all of the attention. The Chargers are 4-3, but they have quietly gone about their business.

The Chargers took out the media darlings in the Indianapolis Colts on Monday night football last week, They want to write their own history as Phillip Rivers has created a resurgence in his game after disappearing in the previous three seasons. How far can the Chargers go?

The Chargers currently have the fifth ranked offense in the NFL, know how to get off the field on defense averaging 26:42 minutes a game and allow 20.6 points per game, which is ranked ninth in the NFL.

The Chargers are currently a team that is under the radar with some surprising balance. They can move the ball at will against any defense in the NFL, and they can hold opposing offenses long enough to give Rivers as many chances as he needs to score. Not to mention the fact that Chargers’ runningback Ryan Matthews is currently 10th in the NFL in rushing yards at 446.

It’s the perfect recipe going up against the Broncos, and Chiefs where balanced is needed. One-dimensional football teams won’t beat the Broncos or the Chiefs. If the Chargers can knock off one of them, they will certainly get respect. They might even be thought of as a Super Bowl contender.


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