Posted by Decker on 13th November 2011
The Chargers look to be in serious trouble this year in terms of missing the playoffs. The blame has to go on their star quarterback, Philip Rivers. In addition to key fumbles, Rivers has 15 interceptions this season, to just 13 touchdowns. To put it into perspective- last season, he had less interceptions while enjoying 30 touchdowns. With Carson Palmer looking good, it would be tough to see the Raiders not taking the division.
San Diego usually gets better as the season progresses, but that does not seem to be the case here. While Rivers is heavily to blame, the offensive line is not exactly doing him any favors. He has been sacked 25 times already, which was the same amount as the entire 2009 season. The Chargers have been at the top of the division for many years, and that is partially due to weak competition. But with the Raiders looking good (not great), and the Chargers looking not-so-great, Rivers may have a longer off-season than usual.