No more messing around with pretenders.
We won’t know after tonight if the Chargers can finish their run, but we’ll know if it was over before it really started.
The Baltimore Ravens (10-3) and their very scary defense come to Snapdragonny Qualcomm Stadium for a nationally televised game that might not tell us all we need to know but will maybe tell us if the Chargers (6-7) have any chance of resembling what we thought we saw in summer.
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“It’s too late for a measuring stick,” Philip Rivers said. “It’s a matter of can we go win a game, make it three in a row, against a really good team or not, because there aren’t many left.”
As of this writing, the Chargers are still alive in the AFC West race (barely) and in the Wild Card race (a little less barely).
But none of that will matter if they can’t keep doing what they’ve been doing against a team that just might actually be what people had mistakenly thought the Chargers were – the most-talented team in the league.
For more of this story, visit the San Diego Union-Tribune.