At one point not too long ago, the Los Angeles Chargers were arguably the NFL’s most banged-up team when it came to injuries, and they were hovering around .500, seemingly unable to generate any momentum.
Their chances of making the playoffs looked grim, even after an offseason in which they aggressively upgraded what was a poor defense last season.
But going into Week 18, Los Angeles had won four games in a row, clinched a playoff spot and was getting healthier.
With the Baltimore Ravens losing to the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, the Chargers’ contest versus the Denver Broncos suddenly didn’t seem that important, and they ended up losing by three points to Russell Wilson and company.
But still, they have earned the fifth seed in the AFC, plus a wild-card playoff matchup with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
That represents the ideal matchup for the Bolts, despite how well Jacksonville has been playing lately.
The Jaguars Could Be Had In The Postseason
Jacksonville has ended the season with five wins in a row, as second-year quarterback Trevor Lawrence is starting to tap into his potential.
However, this is the team’s first playoff appearance in five years, and as a group, the roster is rather young and inexperienced.
The big concern right now is for wideout Mike Williams, who injured his back against Denver but isn’t believed to be seriously hurt.
Chargers WR Mike Williams suffered back spasms, but MRI was negative, and he should be available for playoff game versus Jaguars, per source.
— Lindsey Thiry (@LindseyThiry) January 9, 2023
As long as Williams is able to play versus Jacksonville, the Chargers should have a great chance at victory.