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Before and After: Your thoughts before the Chiefs game

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We’ll be comparing our thoughts before and after the game. How much difference can one match-up make?

In this series, we are going to open a poll before and then another one after the game to compare how the game can affect our perception of how the Chargers are faring.

As you likely know, the Chargers came up short last week against the Raiders in a game that most pundits agreed they “had” to have. While they indeed had the chance to leave Oakland as winners for the final time, fate was not on their side.

While the immediate perception was that the Chargers were left for dead, the AFC West capitulated in the best of ways to keep the remainder of the season alive for the Bolts. The Chiefs dropped to the hot-and-cold Tennessee Titans, leaving Kansas City and Oakland at 6-4, the Chargers at 4-6, and Denver at 3-7.

It is not an understatement to say that tonight’s game in Mexico City is the Chargers last remaining best hope for 2019. A loss leaves fans tweaking with far-flung scenarios in the Playoff Machine, while a win can change their season’s trajectory in an instant.

We will compare results before and after the game to see just how important the battle can be to how we view the team.

Poll

How many more years will Philip Rivers remain a Charger?

This poll is closed

  • 28%
    0 (2019)
    (73 votes)
  • 37%
    1 (2020)
    (97 votes)
  • 29%
    2 (2021)
    (76 votes)
  • 5%
    3 or more years
    (14 votes)
260 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which offensive player is the Chargers best?

This poll is closed

  • 23%
    Philip Rivers
    (57 votes)
  • 12%
    Hunter Henry
    (30 votes)
  • 5%
    Melvin Gordon III
    (14 votes)
  • 27%
    Austin Ekeler
    (68 votes)
  • 29%
    Keenan Allen
    (72 votes)
  • 0%
    Mike Williams
    (2 votes)
243 votes total Vote Now

Poll

What is the Chargers’ weakest link?

This poll is closed

  • 43%
    Offense
    (102 votes)
  • 4%
    Defense
    (10 votes)
  • 1%
    Special Teams
    (3 votes)
  • 38%
    Coaching
    (90 votes)
  • 12%
    Luck
    (30 votes)
235 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team will win the division?

This poll is closed

  • 83%
    Chiefs
    (216 votes)
  • 7%
    Raiders
    (19 votes)
  • 9%
    Chargers
    (24 votes)
  • 0%
    Broncos
    (0 votes)
259 votes total Vote Now

-Jason “Poll Party!” Michaels