It’s September and the Chargers are off to a slow start. Stop me when you’ve heard this story before. For most of the last decade the San Diego Chargers have controlled the AFC West. They have won the division five of the past six years and were heavily favored to win it this season.
The season has not gone as planned as of yet for the Bolts. They dropped a Monday night game to the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 1, and gave up two returns for a touchdown last Sunday in a loss to Seattle.
Making matters worse for the Chargers, highly touted rookie running back Ryan Mathews is injured and the defense has a myriad of injured players.
Still, there is no reason for panic. This team seems to thrive on being the underdog. Two years ago they won their last four games to back into an AFC West division title. Last season after a slow start they won 11 straight games and won another division title.
So for those Bolts fans panicking, calm down and hit the beach. Here are 10 reasons the Chargers will win the AFC West.