Philip Rivers has received much criticism this week for running his mouth off, but what about Shawne Merriman?
After the Chargers won a physical game at Tennessee three weeks ago, Merriman said in regard to the playoffs:
"There were a bunch of cheap shots out there, but they can get some cheap shots on the sofa at home while they watch us."
He was referring to the Titans sitting home watching the Chargers in the playoffs. What a mistake!
If Tennessee wins Sunday night at Indianapolis (and the Titans are favored), then Tennessee will play the No. 3 seed in the first round of the AFC playoffs.
The Chargers will be No. 3 unless they lose Sunday at Oakland and Pittsburgh wins at Baltimore. That combination is very unlikely to happen.
Sure, the Chargers will be out to "get" Tennessee for the Titans’ apparent dirty play the first time the two teams met.
But Merriman certainly would have been better served to wait until Tennessee was out of the playoffs before saying the Titans could sit home and watch the Chargers in the postseason.
This week’s prediction:
Chargers 31, Raiders 14