The Chargers are 1-1 in the Western Division of the American Football Conference. The NFL season has just begun, but Charger fans have got to be wondering when this team will finally put it all together. This team has been one of those popular organizations that are predicted to win their division and even the Super Bowl just about every year. When fans purchase, they know they get their moneys worth. Last year they finished 9-7 and even though they finished 13-3 the year before, they could not go all the way.
The offense has always been explosive with QB Phillip Rivers always amongst the top quarterbacks in the league. However, this season he needs some reliable targets to pick up the passing game. It appears that Wide Receiver Patrick Crayton would be replacing injured Malcolm Floyd who is out with a groin injury. All Pro Tight End Antonio Gates has been resting his foot and needs to find a way to get open even with defenses stacked against him. Crayton had missed the first two games with bone spurs on his ankle.
Veteran Wide Receiver Vincent Jackson has also been struggling with a strain in the abdominal area. QB Rivers has a way of getting the best out of his receivers and threw for over 4,700 yards last season spread out over 17 receivers. However, Rivers has thrown 4 picks already this season and needs to get on track as well.
The San Diego Chargers are set to take on the hapless Kansas City Chiefs this coming Sunday. The Chiefs are 0-2. The Chargers could have beaten the Patriots last week but turned the ball over 5 times in New England. Only 3 other teams in the AFC have given up more points then the Charger defense (52) this year. In the past the Chargers could just outscore their opponents, but that is no longer a guarantee. San Diego is picked by 15 points this week against the Chiefs and they are facing fairly weak competition this year in the Western Division, but they are going to have to tighten up the loose ends if they want to live up to their expectations.