The blustering winds in Buffalo during last night’s game ended up being a positive for the Chargers by the end of the night.
The Patriots rode their ground game to a win on the road to move to 9-4 on the year which also puts them in the top seed in the AFC. The loss dropped the Bills to the seventh seed which moved the Bolts up two spots, leap-frogging the Bengals, into the fifth seed. If the season were to end the day, the Chargers would face the Chiefs in Arrowhead in the opening round of the playoffs.
Next Sunday, a win over the Giants would mean that the Chargers would face the Chiefs at home the following Thursday for a chance to take over the top spot in the AFC.
Talk about a nail-biter finish to the season.
AFC playoff picture after 13 weeks:— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) December 7, 2021
1) Patriots: 9-4
2) Titans: 8-4
3) Ravens: 8-4
4) Chiefs: 8-4
5) Chargers: 7-5
6) Bengals: 7-5
7) Bills: 7-5
And now for today’s links.
10 insights from e Chargers’ win over the Bengals (Chargers.com)
Top quotes from Brandon Staley’s Monday press conference (Chargers.com)
Why Justin Herbert has always been better than Joe Burrow (Bolt Beat)
Keenan Allen was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list (Chargers Wire)
Logan Thomas avoided an ACL tear (ESPN)
Todd McShay’s latest top-32 players in the 2022 class (ESPN+)
Winners and losers from week 13 (CBS Sports)
Trenton Cannon was released from the hospital (Bleacher Report)
Matt Rhule discussed his reasoning behind firing Joe Brady (NFL.com)
Nine things that were loved/loathed from week 13 (NFL.com)