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Playoff Thread: San Diego Chargers at Cincinnati Bengals, 1st Half

The San Diego Chargers and the Cincinnati Bengals face each other in the Wild Card Round of the 2013 NFL Playoffs. Chat along in the comments while watching the game.

Peter Aiken

Mike McCoy has already accomplished what Norv Turner could not in his final three years as head coach of the San Diego Chargers, and that is getting the team into the playoffs. Most NFL people will tell you that every team's goal is to make the playoffs, and that it's anyone's game from there.

So, that's the good news. The Chargers are in. They're one of 10 teams that are still eligible to win the Super Bowl this season.

The bad news mostly revolves around Ken Whinsenhunt. Mastermind of the offense that has led the Chargers here, Whiz is a hot commodity around the NFL amongst teams without a head coach. This could be the last game that Whisenhunt ever calls for the Chargers, and it will almost definitely be the last month he spends in the blue and gold.

If the Chargers win, and keep winning, many of those teams that want to interview Whisenhunt will get impatient. They'll interview other candidates, and maybe they'll fall in love with one of them. Maybe there will be no jobs left and Ken will be forced to stick around for another year in San Diego.

Let's hope for that. Or, you know, let's just hope for a Chargers playoff win because that would be a lot of fun.