The Chargers are the best late-season team in the NFL. They are approaching December (their best month) on a four-game win streak. The Chargers also have the longest December winning streak in NFL history at a mind-blowing 18.
Ron Rivera has lit the Chargers defense on fire this season, leaving all of the Charger losses to blame on the failure of their special teams. With the punt blocks/returns and kick returns silenced as of late; it seems as if this team is unstoppable. A convincing 36-14 win over the Colts makes a fine statement.
The Chargers defense forced five total turnovers, bringing two interceptions back for touchdowns.
This makes things a lot easier on their offense, keeping their MVP candidate in Rivers well-rested for offensive drives.
The offense has also found an answer in the running game in FB Mike Tolbert, who I have been praying to get more touches since midway of the 2009 season.
The fact of the matter is; despite all of the injuries plagued on the passing game, I BELIEVE in this year's team.
Rivers has been able to maintain the offense in backups Patrick Crayton, Randy McMichael, and rookie Seyi Ajirotutu.
Who will win the AFC West?
From the Chiefs' standpoint, they have everything to lose. The Chargers schedule is favorable, hosting the Chiefs, Raiders, and 49ers at home, then traveling to Cincinnati and Denver who have nothing but pride to play for.
The Chiefs are still in to play Denver, Oakland, and Tennessee at home; but must travel to play against one angry and vengeful team in San Diego, and one team in St. Louis who is out to prove themselves after a recovery year.
Denver has already blown out the Chiefs, but they were at home. The difference in next week's game is; the Chiefs are unbeaten at home.
If history is able to repeat itself, then the Chiefs are, well...livin' on a prayer.