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Chargers Hope Rivals Have a Tough Weekend

The San Diego Chargers are off this weekend, giving the injured players a chance to get healthy and the rest of the team time to recharge their batteries after a shaky start to the season. It’s been a hectic week with AJ Smiths comments regarding the team playing soft at times, players voicing their frustration and Coaches just trying to hold the team together.

But this weekend they will be watching the NFL games on TV and if San Diego gets a little lucky, they will make out better than any other team in the AFC West. The Chargers cannot lose this weekend, but the rest teams in their division cannot say the same thing.

Denver Broncos

The Broncos are enjoying the fact that they have a perfect record through the first four games of 2009. New head coach Josh McDaniels still has a perfect record as a head coach. But this week they travel to New England to challenge the Patriots. Coach McDaniels knows a thing or two about New England serving as their quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator, but Bill Belichick and Tom Brady also know McDaniels and they will definitely have a gameplan for Denver.

Oakland Raiders

The Raiders travel to the Big Apple to take on the Giants. The Raiders, at 1-3 thus far this season, have not looked like a team playing as a unit since midway through their game against the Chargers in week 1. Quarterback JaMarcus Russell has a quarterback rating of 42, lowest in the NFL, and their head coach, Tom Cable, is feeling the police and Commissioner Goodell breathing down his neck with his preseason legal issue still unresolved when he allegedly broke the jaw of assistant coach Randy Hanson. Eli Manning is dealing with a case of plantar faciatis but he did practice on Friday and will probably play Sunday.

Kansas City Chiefs

The Chiefs are winless in 2009 and they travel to Dallas where the Cowboys need to get back on track after losing to Denver 17-10 last week. Tony Romo needs to shut up the critics and Jerry Jones really wants to see his Cowboys win in their new Billion dollar stadium. The Chiefs have had a tough time this year in just about every statistic and the fact they also lost their star tight end, Tony Gonzalez, has really hurt them.

The Chargers really need the break this weekend and if everything goes just right for them, they might be the only team not to lose in their division this Sunday.

The Chargers come back from the bye week with a Monday night home game against the Broncos and if Denver loses to the Patriots this weekend, and the Chargers can come out with the victory on the following Monday night, the Broncos would be at 4-2 and the Chargers 3-2. San Diego then plays the Chiefs and Raiders in the following two weeks. So if the Chargers can get healthy and fix a few things in both the offensive and defensive lines, they could set themselves up to get back on top of the AFC West and take that momentum into the second half of the season.

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One Response to “Chargers Hope Rivals Have a Tough Weekend”

  1. slippers_nfl says:

    This is really cool.

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