Whether they deserve it or not, the Chargers are going to make the playoffs.
They can greatly thank the Denver Broncos, who suddenly aren’t good enough to beat even the Bad News (Chicago) Bears … or Oakland Raiders, for that matter.
If you want a true measure of how well the Chargers might fare in the playoffs, just wait till Sunday.
They are being awaited by a Tennessee Titans team that could make or break their wild-card playoff hopes with this weekend’s result.
The Titans have a big name at quarterback in Vince Young, but they are not a big play team.
They are very capable, however, of grinding it out on you with one of the best offensive lines in the NFL.
Here’s a fact to consider about the Titans: They are 7-2 when defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth is healthy; 0-3 when he’s not.
Btw, Haynesworth is healthy this week.
The Chargers have appeared healthy their last two games with wins over Baltimore and Kansas City. But that’s like bragging about beating the Little Sisters of the Poor … along with their littler sisters.
This weekend, the true test comes in Tennessee.
Time to find out what LaDainian Tomlinson, Shawne Merriman, Antonio Gates and the rest of their teammates are all about.
Titans 23, Chargers 20