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JUST WIN THE DAMN DIVISION.

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by BlueandGold, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. BlueandGold

    BlueandGold The Oracle

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    The way this season is going, it's going to be the Division or nothing.

    Denver losing tonight makes catching them very reasonable, especially since they will be embarking on the more difficult second half of their schedule, and that their defense is just horrible.

    9 Nov 02 MIA @ DEN 4:05 PM
    10 Nov 06 DEN @ CLE 8:15 PM
    11 Nov 16 DEN @ ATL 1:00 PM
    12 Nov 23 OAK @ DEN 4:05 PM
    13 Nov 30 DEN @ NYJ 1:00 PM
    14 Dec 07 KC @ DEN 4:05 PM
    15 Dec 14 DEN @ CAR 1:00 PM
    16 Dec 21 BUF @ DEN 4:05 PM
    17 Dec 28 DEN @ SD 4:15 PM

    They have a bye coming up, then five out of eight games away from Mile High.

    Our schedule is much easier:

    8 Oct 26 SD @ NO 1:00 PM
    9 Bye
    10 Nov 09 KC @ SD 4:15 PM
    11 Nov 16 SD @ PIT 4:15 PM
    12 Nov 23 IND @ SD 8:15 PM
    13 Nov 30 ATL @ SD 4:05 PM
    14 Dec 04 OAK @ SD 8:15 PM
    15 Dec 14 SD @ KC 1:00 PM
    16 Dec 21 SD @ TB 8:15 PM
    17 Dec 28 DEN @ SD 4:15 PM

    Five out of eight at home, and a bye to heal up.

    Assuming (which is unsafe, I know) we beat NO in London, the division is very, very reachable.

    I'm through with regular season record at this point. Wild Card isn't looking that great. Just win the damn division and get into the tournament, and let's make some noise.

    It's time to hunker down and start pushing.
     
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  2. bigmike.x.09

    bigmike.x.09 Well-Known Member

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    okay, so just to double check, if we go 8-8 and win our division, we still have a playoff berth right?
     
  3. maestro876

    maestro876 BoltTalker

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    Every division winner gets an automatic playoff berth. We'd probably be seeded #4, but we'd be in.
     
  4. BlueandGold

    BlueandGold The Oracle

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    Yep. Division winners have punched tickets to the dance.

    I think they was talk of trying to change that though, so we better do it now :icon_rofl:
     
  5. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    oh gee is that all we have to do? With the dumbfounded duo and the Hollywood "plug and plays"? :lol:

    and here i was thinking it'd be something tough :icon_tease:
     
  6. bigmike.x.09

    bigmike.x.09 Well-Known Member

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    lol thatd be something (not jumping the gun, cuz ive learned from that this season.) "San Diego Super Chargers WORLD CHAMPIONS (11-8) :lol:
     
  7. BOLTS4LIFE

    BOLTS4LIFE Banned Banned

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    Just finish at 12-4.

    Some how!
     
  8. BlueandGold

    BlueandGold The Oracle

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    Hey, I would think similarly, but luckily the lead horse in the race is NOT much better, if at all.

    This team is Jekyll and Hyde right now, but until they drink the damn potion, let's just focus on the division.

    Shed the expectations. It's time. Let's just get amped for the race. :abq2:
     
  9. maestro876

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    The proposed rule changes still had division winners getting automatic playoff berths. The proposed change was to the seeding method, so that a wildcard team with a better record than a division winner would get seeded higher. Seeding would be based solely on record, and division winners wouldn't automatically get the first round at home.

    To illustrate, if the proposed change had been in effect last year, the Pats and Colts still would have been #s 1 and 2, the Jaguars would have been #3, as they held the tiebreaker over the Chargers, the Chargers would have been #4, and I'm not sure who would have been #s 5 and 6 between the Steelers and Titans as they didn't play each other and I don't know who held the tiebreaker.
     
  10. BlueandGold

    BlueandGold The Oracle

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    Ah, yes, that's right.

    I think I heard the other concept I brought up being discussed on ESPN or something. I didn't like it. Why have divisions if that was the case?
     
  11. BlueandGold

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    And I guarantee you that Trophy would be no less sweet for that record.

    I guarantee it.
     
  12. maestro876

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    The divisions would still have meant something in that the winners would get automatic berths still. The idea was to make later season games worth more, and to not penalize good wildcard teams for being in a division with just another really good team. Like back in 2005 when the Colts went 14-2 and the Jags were 12-4, and the Jags still had to travel to the Pats who were 10-6 that year.
     
  13. BlueandGold

    BlueandGold The Oracle

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    Well then, either way, let's just win the damn thing! :icon_toast:
     
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    Still promoting your bullshit hollywood thread??
     
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    BFISA Well-Known Member

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    word
     
  16. ntman68

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    Looking at the rest of our schedule, I am seeing 8-8. I'm really not sure that is going to get it done.
     
  17. in_a_days

    in_a_days dgaf

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    I approve of this thread. :yes:

    EDIT: how we went from one of the best divisions in football to one of the worst is beyond me :icon_huh:
     
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  18. Showmeyourbolt

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    Because it's the NFL. It's the same reason why we're about to go 9-0 over these next nine game:abq1:
     
  19. Enormo

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    Yes but to get that trophy the Chargers will have to do more than win regular season games. They will have to dramatically change the way they play.

    They did it last year so let's just hope the old addage isn't true... "lightning never stikes twice"
     
  20. Chuck F.

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    Do you ever say something insightful?:icon_huh:
     
  21. BOLTS4LIFE

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    No he doesn't.
     
  22. Chuck F.

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    Word.:lol:

    Jes sayin':icon_rofl:
     
  23. Buck Melanoma

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    Winning the division is all good & fine, but with our bi-polar look we aren't likely to make it far. It's very sad & I still have hope, but our DC is pissing away our chances at an alarming rate.
     

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