The Chargers went into Mile High Stadium hoping they’d get the victory over the Broncos. At the same time, they were also wanting their divisional rival, the Raiders to take care of business against the Chiefs in hopes of getting the No. 1 seed.
Unfortunately, only one of those two things happened for Los Angeles. They got the win, but Kansas City put a beating on Oakland to lock up the top spot.
With the Bolts getting the No. 5 seed, they are set to have a rematch from Week 16 against the Ravens.
With that being said, here are three takeaways from the Bolts’ 23-9 victory.
Over the past two games, the offense has struggled to put points up on the board. Los Angeles has had the ball 24 times, and half of them have ended in punts.
Quarterback Philip Rivers did a great job at the beginning of the season at not turning the ball over, but he has thrown four interceptions. They’ve also fumbled the ball two times in that time being.
The offensive line hasn’t helped at all either. Rivers has been sacked nine times and pressured a large amount within the past three weeks. With him facing the heat, it hasn’t allowed the veteran quarterback enough time to get the football off.
Luckily, Rivers is one of the best under pressure, but it won’t fly in the playoffs.
Offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt will need to come up with his best game plan on Sunday against the Ravens if they want any success.