Chargers-Broncos: Win or Go Home, It's Just that Simple!

Farris GunningCorrespondent IDecember 27, 2008

This Sunday will determine the fate of both teams.  The Broncos and Chargers are fighting to make the playoffs and they are playing each other.

The NFL's highest-rated passer threw for 287 yards and four touchdowns Sunday, helping the Chargers beat Tampa Bay 41-24 to keep their playoff hopes alive.

After their third straight win, in what amounted to elimination games for a team that began the season with expectations of reaching the Super Bowl, San Diego (7-8) got help when Buffalo beat Denver 30-23. The Broncos and Chargers meet this Sunday in San Diego in a showdown for the division title. 

This is nothing new for either team.  Being division rivals, they meet twice every year. Many times their games decide who goes and who sits at home and watches the playoffs on the couch like the rest of us. 

San Diego certainly has the momentum, having won three straight, to force this play-in game. And the Chargers have the emotional push of the Ed Hochuli call back in Week Two. San Diego can not come this far and then lose, though it will be a dogfight...Win or go home: It's just that simple!

My prediction is Chargers win 27-20

The game is Sunday night, the whole nation will be watching, so let's have a good game, and may the best team win.