Last year surprised a lot of San Diego Chargers fans as the Bolts took the NFL by complete surprise, and Phillip Rivers proved that he still can bring it. He answered his critics with authority. He led a high powered offense that overcame the shortcomings and the injuries on defense. Their pass defense was awful, and San Diego made some excellent changes to upgrade the secondary, and the team as a whole.
Did the Chargers improve themselves this past offseason?
Is San Diego’s Gaslamp District excessively loud?
The Chargers place in the division, the league and the postseason will be determined by their defense. What do the experts think? Are the Chargers projected to be favorites over the Chiefs? We know that the odds-makers love the Broncos in the West division. As they should. Most sportsbooks correctly project Denver as the heavy favorites and Oakland as the underdogs. To explore football favorites and underdogs check out SportsBetListings.com. You can start wagering on games in the preseason, and that’s less than two weeks away. Time to start doing your research now. And that’s why I think it’s critical to start looking at the Chargers defense.
They signed former Kansas City Chiefs Pro Bowl cornerback Brandon Flowers to a one-year contract. He’ll help the secondary. What does Dwight Freeney have left in the tank? He missed 12 games last season, but now he’s back, to be paired with Melvin Ingram. Things can’t get worse, as the Chargers allowed the worst yards per pass attempt average and were second in yards allowed per play. I do love the Verrett pick though. That’s some good team-needs-based drafting there.
I would put this team somewhere in the league power rankings around #12-#14. Another 9-7 looks likely but 10-6 could happen too. I would say the ceiling is 11-5 with the floor 7-9.Follow paulmbanks