The San Diego Chargers are still in the hunt for a playoff spot, but after three consecutive NFC Championship Game appearances, the San Francisco 49ers are out. They have the opportunity to play the spoiler for the Chargers, but what has happened to them this year? CBS Sports’ Steve Beuerlein spoke on this weekend’s west coast game and looks at what has gone wrong and right.
If before the 2013 season you would tell Bolt fans that Cal rookie Keenan Allen would become the “go-to” guy for much of last season, many may have scratched their head a time or two. When all was said and done last season, Allen emerged not only as the Chargers’ top threat, but one of the top wide receiver stories around the NFL.
The 2013 New England Patriots overachieved this season, but they couldn’t overcome a powerful Denver Broncos squad in the AFC Championship Game.
While their record may not show it, the San Diego Chargers turned in a rather solid season when you take a look back at the 2013-14 campaign.
Both Patriots Nation and Broncos Country are looking forward to Brady/Manning XV. The rest of the planet will probably enjoy the game, too.
Being the sixth and final seed in the NFL playoffs usually means you’re a sizable underdog. When it comes to the San Diego Chargers, that holds true a second weekend straight.
The Denver Broncos are arguably the best team in the NFL, but that doesn’t mean they’re going to win this week. In fact, many stats show Peyton Manning and his Broncos are more likely to lose than win, as the No. 1 seed against the No. 6 seeded San Diego Chargers.
The Eagles and Raiders have met 10 times in the regular season dating back to 1971 and have split the record right down the middle. Of course, the Raiders won the most important game between the two long-time franchises, with a 27-10 victory in Super Bowl XV. The Eagles are just 1-3 all-time against the Raiders in their house, with the only win coming in 1986 when Randall Cunningham scored a short touchdown run in overtime for a 33-27 win in Los Angeles. The Eagles are 0-3 in Oakland.
The bad news is each loss seems to have gotten worse by the week for the Philadelphia Eagles. The good news is it cannot get much worse than their 52-20 loss against the Denver Broncos. Can it?
The Eagles will need to have a stable offense capable of providing protection to quarterback Michael Vick and clearing running lanes for running back LeSean McCoy. The offensive line will be critical for the Eagles.
Peyton Manning is exactly the type of quarterback that can take advantage of an Eagles defense that has at times been scrambling to find order on the field. So what exactly are the Eagles supposed to do on Sunday in Denver?
Denver is a legitimate Super Bowl contender right now, and their offense has all of the tools to take advantage of this Eagles defense. If the Eagles can manage to tighten up their ball protection and get the offense back on track, it still may not be enough this weekend.
Andy Reid comes back to town to face his old team and Chip Kelly acknowledges that Reid is familiar with the current roster. Franchise QB Donovan McNabb will see his jersey retired this tomorrow and Eagles fans everywhere will embrace the end of an era and look forward to the next.
The Kansas City Chiefs are off to a 2-0 start this season, which matches the entire win total from a season ago. So who exactly are these Kansas City Chiefs?
The San Diego Chargers will come to Philadelphia looking to get over a collapse at home on Monday night. While the Eagles enjoyed a road victory on Monday night, the Chargers gave up 24 unanswered second half points to the Houston Texans to drop their season opener at home.