The Chargers and the Broncos Are on Collision Course for Mediocrity Bowl

Shane Bacon

by Shane Bacon

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If you didn't catch the Chiefs-Chargers game yesterday, here is what you missed.

With 1:13 left in the game, the Chargers were down 21-10. Game over, right? Well, Philip Rivers hit Malcom Floyd over the middle to score a four-yard touchdown and tighten the gap. 21-16, gotta go for two. The Chargers failed on the two-point conversation and set up an onside kick.

Ball bounds towards Dwayne Bowe, he looks like he should wrap that thing up like Jesus in swaddling clothes, but Bowe can't hold it ("I think sometimes he takes his eye off the ball," said Chiefs coach Herm Edwards) and the Chargers recovered. With 1:11 to go, Rivers drove the team down the field, hooking up with Vincent Jackson for the touchdown. 22-21, gotta go for two again. The Chargers failed to score on the two-pointer and with no time left on the clock, Connor Barth missed a 50-yarder for the win to keep the Chargers playoff hopes alive.

Whew. Okay, enough of the recap. Here is the big mystery.

At 6-8, San Diego still has a chance to make the f-ing playoffs. No, seriously. Denver had a chance to clinch on Sunday but forgot that they were playing the best team in the NFL (no prob, Brinson), losing 30-10 against the DeAngelo Williamses, setting up the possibility of a Mediocrity Bowl if Denver losses next week and San Diego wins.

The Chargers and the Broncos Are on Collision Course for Mediocrity Bowl originally appeared on NFL FanHouse on Mon, 15 Dec 2008 13:30:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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