Monday, December 15, 2008

Chargers: Luckiest team in the NFL

Let’s not talk any more about how the Chargers have lost four games in the final 24 seconds.

Let’s not blame it on Ed Hochuli if the Chargers don’t make the playoffs.

When you come right down to it, the Chargers are the luckiest team in the NFL from Week 15.

Outplayed for 59 minutes by Kansas City, the Chargers stumbled their way to a 22-21 win over the two-win Chiefs on Sunday.

This was more luck than anything. Kansas City isn’t 2-12 without reason; it doesn’t know how to win.

If the Chiefs knew how to win, they would have swept the Chargers this season; instead of being swept in a pair of one-point losses.

Everybody is on the bandwagon again now that the Chargers could stay alive in the coming week by winning at Tampa Bay (not likely) AND if Denver loses at home to Buffalo.

But here’s a sobering thought going into this week:

The Chargers have only beaten teams named Oakland and Kansas City since Week 6.

Unless the Chargers step it up about three notches against Tampa Bay, they’ll only be wishing they could play Oakland and Kansas City again.


Anonymous said...

The Chargers did get lucky yesterday. I can't understand why it takes them so long to get going. Try that against Tampa Bay and the game will be over in the first half.

kareem said...

It sure looks like the Chargers are lucky after all. Not one but two one point wins versus a terrible Kansas City team after trailing 21-3. I would have to call that luck; you can't score but 3 points and somehow late in the game you score 19 to win the game. My grand daddy use to say it is better to be lucky than good. It sure looks like the Chargers are more lucky than good this year.