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What If the San Diego Chargers Were Playing the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl?

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It’s been two weeks since 53 San Diego Chargers suited up for a playoff game. This is not counting the ex-Chargers who will be playing in New York this coming Sunday, but what if the Chargers held onto more lucky rabbits and got them into New York this week?

The reality is the Chargers ended their season with their heads held high due to overcoming insane odds to enter the playoffs and then winning a playoff game. Their run for a spot in the Super Bowl came up short against rivals Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos.

What if the Chargers did the improbable, got through Denver and then shut down the New England Patriots? It would be a feat of Herculean efforts mixed with luck for the Chargers to beat Bill Belichick, but put that aside and entertain this thought.

What if the Chargers were lining up against the Seattle Seahawks this Sunday?

Can you imagine what those storylines would be like?

- First Year Coach on the Verge of Championship in San Diego

- Former NC State Quarterbacks Go Head-to-Head.

- Unstoppable Defense vs. the Cinderella story.

The Chargers had lady luck on their side through December, so it’s easy to think they could have ran the table into January and February.

The Chargers are 23-26 when facing the Seahawks, and the team’s last victory came in 2006 at Seattle with Philip Rivers, LaDainian Tomlinson and Vincent Jackson leading the team.

To set up this year’s teams, it’s hard to think the Chargers would have a legitimate shot at taking down the Richard Sherman-led secondary and running a hobbled Ryan Mathews into the Seahawks’ defensive front. Then to think on the flip side, it’s still really hard to think the Chargers could stop Russell Wilson’s legs and Marshawn Lynch. Yet if they had hypothetically gotten through Tom Brady and the Patriots anything could have been possible.

But this is all just an exercise of imagination. The Chargers aren’t playing Sunday and the last two Chargers wrapped up a week in Hawaii. Of course the only Chargers playing on Sunday are ex-Chargers Louis Vasquez, Shaun Phillips and Quentin Jammer.

Good for those guys — especially Jammer as his long career deserves a Super Bowl ring next to it.

Erwin Mendoza is a San Diego Chargers writer for Follow him on Twitter @erwinsports, or add him to your network on Google.