Last year featured somewhat of a Christmas miracle for the San Diego Chargers in Week 17. The Bolts had everything fall their way with the outcomes across the league to sneak to the postseason – including a missed chip shot field goal by Ryan Succop – and actually wound up winning a game in the playoffs when they got there. So what San Diego needs now is for Christmas in 2010 is for lightning to strike twice.
There is a slim hope for the Chargers this Playoff season heading into Week 16, and two tough road games to close out the growing season with the San Francisco 49ers and rival Kansas City Chiefs won’t help their cause either.
Strangely enough, the Bolts should really be cheering hard for those same Chiefs this week within their visit to face a Pittsburgh Steelers team sitting in among the two Wild Card spots at this time. Plus on the other side AFC West rivals, the Denver Broncos, may also win this week contrary to the Cincinnati Bengals, that would create a loser has gone out Week 17 battle between Cincy and Pittsburgh. A loss by the Baltimore Ravens in either of their two remaining games would also raise the Bolts’chances to play into January.
But to ensure that all this to sort out, of course the Chargers will have to hold up their end of the offer and win out as well. They have literally been limping to the final line with injury issues for key players like Keenan Allen, Ryan Mathews and even Philip Rivers, however it may possibly be a tad too greedy to ask Santa for health too, right?