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Counting on the Bolts

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by SDRaiderH8er, May 26, 2007.

  1. SDRaiderH8er

    SDRaiderH8er Well-Known Member

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    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/10197501



    May 25, 2007) -- Two years ago, the Indianapolis Colts cruised to a 13-0 start and finished the season an NFL-best 14-2. Those Colts were upset in the divisional round of the playoffs.

    Inevitably, the Colts could not match that record in 2006 (finishing 12-4), but the team used the experience of the previous season's disappointment and got hot in the playoffs on the way to the Colts' first Super Bowl victory in 35 years.


    Bill Cowher and Pittsburgh followed up a 15-1 year with a Super Bowl title.
    Three seasons ago, the Pittsburgh Steelers crushed the opposition on the way to an even more impressive mark of 15-1. That team was also upset in the divisional round of the playoffs. But like the Colts, the Steelers followed up that disappointment with a worse record (11-5) but a much sweeter end result -- a victory in Super Bowl XL.

    One might see where this is headed already. For three consecutive Super Bowls, the team with the best record in the league the previous season has gone on to win it all the next year (New England won Super Bowl XXXIX after finishing 14-2 in 2003). So if the trend holds up, that means the owner of last season's best record will win Super Bowl XLII this year.

    That team happens to be the San Diego Chargers.

    In 2006, San Diego rolled through the regular season on the strength of a record year from star running back LaDainian Tomlinson and finished an NFL-best 14-2. The Chargers lost two games by a total of six points, both on the road, while fielding the top scoring offense in the league (30.8 points per game).

    San Diego may very well boast the NFL's best offensive player (Tomlinson, who ran for 1,815 yards and an NFL-record 28 touchdowns in 2006) and best defensive player (Linebacker Shawne Merriman, who racked up 17 sacks last year) on the same roster. That's an absurd advantage to have.
     
  2. SDRaiderH8er

    SDRaiderH8er Well-Known Member

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    Ok mods do your thing. it will not let me delete this, and i see there is all ready the same article in a different thead, plese delete this!!!!!!!
     

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