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Here we go again. If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times, I will not pick against my Bolts! That motto has really hurt my picks this year. I made it clear last week that I thought the Chargers would lose to the Patriots, but I picked the Chargers....and lost. I must admit that I was not impressed by the Pats in the least, but they won so let's move on.
This week, what is left of the Chargers will host Vince Young and his Titans. The Chargers have played the Titans five times and are currently 5-0. They have played some epic battles, and the Chargers have always found a way to win.
This week may be the exception. The Titans come into town after scoring 37 against the Eagles in Week 7. Now, that was with Kerry Collins at the helm, but let's face it, the Titans are dangerous. They have the league's best running back in Chris Johnson and lead the league in sacks.
On the Chargers side of the ball, it's injury after injury. The Chargers added their 65th man on the roster for this year alone. Last year, the Bolts finished the year with a total of 61 players having seen the field.
The Chargers are dropping like first down passes and have not shown the maturity to come through in the clutch. Even with all of the injuries, the Chargers have had the ball late in four of their losses with a chance to win or tie the game.....and failed to come through.
Currently, the Chargers have the No. 1-rated offense and the No. 1-rated defense and are 2-5 on the year. You tell me.
As for this game, I am picking the Bolts because that is what I do. I'm talking myself into believing it because I think that Rivers can throw all day against the Titans secondary, if he has time to throw.
Maybe I'm just a biased idiot, but I do hold out hope that the Chargers can upset the Titans. By the way, I don't care who is favored. Right now if the Chargers win a game, it is an upset. To be honest, the news that Young will start actually gives me more hope. Young has always struggled against the Charger defense.
Titans 20, Chargers 35