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AFC playoff field at a glance

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Concudan, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    4. SAN DIEGO CHARGERS

    Overall record: 8-8
    W-L vs. playoff teams: 0-5
    Best wins: Week 3 vs. NYJ (48-29), Week 6 vs. NE (30-10), Week 16 at TB (41-24), Week 17 vs. DEN (52-21)
    Worst losses: Week 1 vs. CAR (26-24), Week 2 at DEN (39-38), Week 11 at PIT (11-10), Week 12 vs. IND (23-20) -- all lost in final seconds

    WILL win Super Bowl because ... The Chargers got their power back on in December, and the preseason Super Bowl contenders suddenly have their swagger. After a wild final month that saw San Diego average 37.3 ppg over its season-saving four-game winning streak and finish as the NFL's second-highest scoring offense, the best news yet arrived in Week 17: LaDainian Tomlinson looked like the old LT vs. Denver, which could mean danger for the rest of the AFC field.

    WILL NOT win Super Bowl because ... Yes, the Lightning Bolts can blow up at any time — San Diego won by an average on 20.7 in six double-digit victories. But the playoffs are often about close games against quality teams. This season, the Chargers went 2-7 in close games decided by a TD or less (with both wins by one point each against the 2-14 Chiefs) and 0-5 against the rest of the playoff field.

    http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/8998518/AFC-playoff-field-at-a-glance
     
  2. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    5. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS

    Overall record: 12-4
    W-L vs. playoff teams: 5-1
    Best wins: Week 6 vs. BAL (31-3), Week 9 vs. NE (18-15), Week 10 at PIT (24-20), Week 12 at SD (23-20)
    Worst losses: Week 1 vs. CHI (29-13), Week 7 at GB (34-14)

    WILL win Super Bowl because ... Peyton Manning is playing MVP football at exactly the right time. It's scary to think where the Colts would be if he had an actual training camp like normal instead of rehabbing offseason knee surgery on the fly as the season began. In Manning's best clutch season of his career (six fourth-quarter comebacks), the Colts have rallied for an NFL-best nine straight wins entering the playoffs.

    WILL NOT win Super Bowl because ... Manning may be at top form, but the Indy running game (31st in rush ypg, 32nd in rush ypc) has been absent all season long. The Colts ran for over 100 yards in only three games, and one was the season-ender against the Titans' backup squad. No quarterback has singlehandedly led his team to a Super Bowl title, and even the commercial king of the NFL isn't that good.
     
  3. HEXEDBOLT

    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    Let the non believer's Parrish in their own doubt. :bolt:
     

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