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Poll: Will the Chargers make the playoffs?

Do you still have hopes for the playoffs?

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We are almost at the 3 quarter mark of the season and the playoff picture is starting to take shape. The 0-11 Cleveland Browns became the 1st team to be mathematically eliminated from the playoffs, with the Jacksonville Jaguars and San Francisco 49ers not far behind.

With that in mind, will the Chargers be eliminated in the next few weeks? Or will they go on a winning streak, while also having a few other teams collapse, and sneak into the playoffs?

The bad news

The Chargers are coming off the bye at 4-6, and head to Houston to face the 6-3 Texans. In fact, the only 2 teams the Chargers still have to play with losing records are the afore mentioned Browns, and the Carolina Panthers IN Carolina.

San Diego has only won once the week after their bye since 2011, and that was against the 3-13 Oakland Raiders in 2014.

Mike McCoy is still the head coach.

Everyone who is on the IR is still going to be on the IR.

The good news

The Chargers will hopefully have some players coming back healthy again. Denzel Perryman and Jatavis Brown will hopefully have had some time to heal up and can get back on the field. Jahleel Addae will finally be getting back onto the field to hopefully help upgrade what has been some just plain bad safety play.

Now that the bye week and the election have both passed, it is almost certain that no major decisions about the stadium or the head coach are going to be made until the season is over. Which should mean that any distraction that those two things were causing should be minimized or eliminated for the remaining 6 games.

Philip Rivers is still the Chargers QB. Yes he gave the game away to the Dolphins, pretty much single handedly, but Rivers is still an amazing QB.

So with that in mind, are you hoping for the tank going forward? Or are you still hoping for some December magic?