Are the Chargers playoff-bound?
June, 26, 2012
By Bill Williamson | ESPN.com
Are the San Diego Chargers ready to end their two-year playoff drought?
In an ESPN series, “5 In, 5 Out,” our experts think the Chargers are a strong candidate to roar back into the playoffs. In this video, Mark Schlereth and Herm Edward break down the Chargers’ chances.
I think San Diego is a real candidate to get back into the playoffs.
I think the keys are improved ball security by quarterback Philip Rivers (he finished the 2011 season strong in that area), improved offensive line play, improved pass rush, and better third-down defense. San Diego’s defense was last in the NFL on third down last year.
This is still a talented roster and I think eyeing this team as a potential playoff team is the right call.
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