That’s right. ESPN and SI have the Bolts at no. 21 in the Power Rankings…their lowest slot of the season. Generous if you ask me. Only the depleted Chiefs represent a lower AFC West power slot.
Here’s what Sports Illustrated had to say:
“After listening to his post-game media session Sunday evening in Chicago, I’m of the opinion that Chargers head coach Norv Turner is in deep denial regarding his underachieving 4-6 team, which has lost five in a row, the longest skid in San Diego since 2003. Turner actually said “a lot of things happened today that our guys will be able to build on,” but then didn’t bother to cite any of them. The Chargers aren’t completely dead in the AFC West, but it’s must-win time this week at home against Denver.”
I tend to agree with them. It’s been embarrassing. The team is better than this. Right? Right? Maybe they aren’t…I was so depressed after that Bears loss and Philip Rivers’ careless interception to end the game, I didn’t even blog on it this week. Just pretended it didn’t happen.