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Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers will play their best game of the season.
Yes, Ben Roethlisberger is back, but how healthy is the big guy? He has a high pain tolerance, but could the Steelers be rushing back their MVP out of desperation?
The Steelers are 7-5 and should be in the running for one of the two wild-card spots in the AFC. The Bengals and Colts are the only other teams fighting them for a playoff invite.
This could get messy if Roethlisberger further injures his ribs or shoulders. Sitting another game would give him plenty of rest.
However, it won't matter in this matchup. The Chargers will do the unthinkable and upset the Steelers on the strength of Rivers' arm.
The Chargers struggles can be blamed on their offensive line, but Rivers is not without blame. His play has been inconsistent and, at times, downright ugly.
However, the Chargers are a mysterious team when it comes to December football. After hearing all this racket about a potential coaching change, I expect Rivers to play to the MVP level we all saw a few years back.
The Chargers are unexplainable and this pick may be the same.
Prediction: Chargers 20, Steelers 17