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Chargers: What Might Have Been

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    AP
    Quarterback Philip Rivers needs a win on Sunday and some help.

    A last second loss in Tennessee, three cracks at the goal line in Washington, a heartbreaking defeat in Miami - win just one of those games and the Chargers playoff position wouldn't be so perilous.

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    But as former GM A.J. Smith so famously said, "It is what it is."

    Quarterback Philip Rivers took the same approach after practice on Monday, "There's nothing we can do to change them, but yes I think it is just natural for you to look back on games you didn't finish or let get away."

    Rivers added, "I think what's important for our team is to win another division game and see if we can get to 8-7."

    By the time the Chargers kickoff against the Raiders on Sunday afternoon it might not even matter.

    The Dolphins, who are a game ahead of the Bolts (and hold the tiebreaker) in the playoff chase, play at Buffalo Sunday morning.

    A  Fins win and the Chargers will be left playing for little more than pride.

    Still the game is important to Rivers, "Whether we're eliminated, whether we still have a chance we want to finish winning four in a row and five of the last six. It will say a lot about our team if we can finish the right way."