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Ben Higgins and John Gennaro discuss San Diego’s big win over the Atlanta Falcons and tries to put it, and the rest of the season, in context.

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Yesterday, Ben Higgins and I spent a half-hour talking about the San Diego Chargers, as we typically do on Monday afternoons. If you haven’t checked out Bolts On Tap yet (airing from 12:30p-1p on the 10 News Facebook page), you really should!

There are a number of stats that we used and some that we didn’t.

It was the team’s first road win since 2014. It was their first back-to-back wins since 2014.

The Chargers are now 1-3 on the road. A win against the Denver Broncos this weekend would push them to 4-4 overall, 2-2 against the AFC West, and 2-3 on the road. That’s nothing special, but it’s a major success compared to what we’ve seen from this team over the last year.

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There is a different level excitement this week, after the Chargers’ win over the Atlanta Falcons, than there was last week or the week after the team’s blowout win over the Jacksonville Jaguars and the reason for that is simple: For once, the Chargers were not facing a weak opponent that seemed clueless at the QB position.

Even without much of a secondary, and facing maybe the best QB-WR pairing in the league, the Chargers’ defense stood tall and helped to lead the team to the most impressive victory since 2014.

Now, the team just had to avoid the heartbreak loss that seems all too inevitable when you look at the Chargers’ history.