Monday, November 3, 2008

Chargers could win AFC West with losing record

So you still think the Chargers won’t win the AFC West?

Did you see the Denver Broncos lose to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday?

At this point, the Broncos might not be able to beat the San Ysidro High junior varsity.

Denver is toast, but so are the Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders. So that leaves the Chargers to win the AFC West; probably even if they finish with a losing record at 7-9.

Sure, Denver leads the division at 4-4. (The Broncos will likely be 4-5 with a loss Thursday at Cleveland.) Then, if the Chargers win as expected Sunday at home vs. Kansas City, they’ll be tied for the division lead at 4-5.

How do you say “pathetic?”

At the midway point of the 2008 season, the numbers prove that the Chargers are indeed in the worst division in football.

Here’s a look at each division’s overall record in games outside its respective division:

NFC East 18-5
NFC South 16-7
AFC East 14-8
AFC South 12-8
AFC North 6-10
NFC North 7-13
NFC West 6-16
AFC West 5-17

Any question now as to whether the Chargers will win the worst division in football?


sam said...

I actually think the Chargers will have a winning record or at least .500. The only losses may be to Pittsburgh and Tampa Bay. I don't see Indy beating us, or KC, Oakland or Denver for sure.

kareem said...

It sure looks like the Chargers could indeed win the AFC West with a losing record but if recent history tells us anything that might not be a bad thing. Just look at last year's Super Bowl champion, the Giants. They did not win their division but they got hot at the right time and won the big one. Now they have confidence they would not have had without the win.