As the 2020 season starts to head down its final stretch, Bryan DeArdo of CBS Sports decided to take a look back at some of the worst teams to make the playoffs over the years. One of the teams included happened to be the 2008 Chargers squad, who managed to win their final four games of the regular season to limp into the playoffs at 8-8.
“From 2004-09, the Chargers posted five winning seasons while averaging over 11 wins per season,” says DeArdo. “The one season that saw the Chargers fail to post a winning record during that span was in 2008, when the Chargers won their final four regular season games after a 4-8 start. Darren Sproles’ 22-yard touchdown run in overtime gave the Chargers a win over the visiting Colts in the wild-card round. Despite Philip Rivers’ 308 passing yards and three touchdowns, the Chargers were unable to keep pace with the eventual Super Bowl champion Steelers in the divisional round, as Pittsburgh ran for three scores while holding the Chargers to just 15 rushing yards in a 35-24 win.”
“The ‘08 season was the final one in San Diego for running back LaDainian Tomlinson, who finished his Hall of Fame career with the Jets.”
Do you agree that this team should in included on this list? Why or why not?
Now for today’s links.
Patriots-Chargers game preview (Chargers.com)
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Jason Reed explains why Robert Saleh would be a great fit for the Chargers (Bolt Beat)
The three Broncos QBs tested negative and will return to the team shortly (ESPN)
NFL execs predict the future of Carson Wentz (ESPN)
John Breech picks game from the Week 13 slate (CBS Sports)
Jerry Jones compares his third-string QB to a practice squad WR (Pro Football Talk)
You can vote for the Pepsi NFL rookie of the week (NFL.com)
Scott Pioli discusses three consequences of the salary cap decrease in 2021 (NFL.com)