It definitely is a long shot for the San Diego Chargers to make the playoffs, but if they do complete the comeback, then watch out.
The Chargers' miracle rally attempt is already under way, and the whole country got to see what the Bolts are capable of in their 34-14 blowout of the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday night. Over the last three games, San Diego has outscored their opponents by an overwhelming 109-38. That comes out to an average margin of victory of nearly 24 points.
The Chargers are definitely on fire right now, but winning out is not enough for San Diego. With the six-game losing streak that San Diego suffered through this season, the Chargers fell to 4-7 overall, and nearly saw their playoff lives collapse around them. Now, at 7-7, San Diego is back in the playoff hunt, but are still in need of a mini-miracle to complete their comeback.
If the Chargers get into the playoffs, it would be on the final day of the regular season, just like the Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers did last year. The Chargers might end up as champions as well if they make the postseason.
The Chargers' blowout win over the Ravens showed that they could do more than just compete with the top teams in the AFC, they could dominate them.
With many of the top teams beaten and battered with injuries late in the season, the Chargers are getting some of their top players back and healthy just in time for their run at the playoffs. Just like the Green Bay Packers did late last year, the Chargers are dominating offensively as well as defensively.
The Chargers have also fixed the major problem they have been having this season: interceptions. In Philip Rivers' first 10 games this year he threw a career-high 17 interceptions. Over his last four games, Rivers has thrown no picks. With Rivers taking care of the football, the offense has become more deadly, and a lot more pressure has been taken off the defense.
No one in the NFL can beat San Diego right now. The Chargers have all the pieces to win the Super Bowl this year, they are playing their best football and they are getting healthy. These three factors create a deadly and unstoppable combination.
The only thing that the rest of the NFL can hope for, is that San Diego does not complete their playoff-clinching rally; because if they get there, no one is going to stop them this year.