- Bill Williamson, ESPN Staff Writer
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The San Diego Chargers just clinched the No. 2 seed in the AFC playoffs in grand style.
Using a Christmas night game as a vehicle to show off its firepower, San Diego destroyed the host Titans. San Diego is now 12-3. The Chargers needed to win one of their final two games or New England to lose one of its two final games to wrap up the No. 2 seed. The Chargers didn’t want to wait.
They blew past the Titans. Tennessee, which has been one of the hottest teams in the NFL, was no match for San Diego.
The Chargers, who clinched the AFC West division last week, have won 10 straight games after starting 2-3. San Diego have now won an NFL-record 18 straight games in December dating back to 2006.
San Diego’s last three opponents were a challenge, but San Diego dispatched Dallas, Cincinnati and Tennessee to continue its hot streak.
The Chargers, who will have a first-round bye, are a home win away from the AFC championship. After watching Friday’s demolition of Titans, you have to like the Chargers' chances of making a serious Super Bowl run.