The Chargers put the whole league on notice last week with one simple message during their 29-28 road win over the Chiefs: this team won’t die wondering.
Los Angeles scored what could have been the game-tying touchdown with four seconds on the clock. It looked like we were headed for overtime, but in a shock turn of events, head coach Anthony Lynn opted to go for two, a decision that ultimately won the Chargers not only the game, but also a playoff spot.
The Wild Card is locked in and the division crown is still a chance for LA – which is something we might be saying about Baltimore this time next week.
It took all four quarters for the 8-6 Ravens to knock off the Bucs at home last week, but there were once again some encouraging signs from the running game as Lamar Jackson, Gus Edwards and Kenneth Dixon combined for over 250-yards on the ground.
This game shapes up as a tough one to predict between two of the league’s top defensive teams.
The Chargers are 5-2 at the StubHub Centre, so home field is vitally important to LA’s hopes this week. But can they really penetrate the Ravens’ run defence, a unit that has allowed the third-fewest rushing yards all year?
All signs indicate star running back Melvin Gordon will return this week for LA, giving the Chargers offence a much needed boost. With a 4-2 record against the spread vs. Baltimore, look for the Chargers to cover against a very one dimensional Ravens attack.