Sunday, December 29, 2013

The San Diego Chargers should be Super Bowl favorites. Really.

Back in August I wrote a blog entitled "The San Diego Chargers are going to win the Super Bowl?"  The premise was simple: In each of the last four seasons, the team that the Philadelphia Eagles have played in their home opener has gone on to win it all (the Saints in '09, Packers in '10, Giants in '11, and Ravens last year.  Speaking of the Ravens, how's their playoff bandwagon feeling today?).

The Eagles first home opponent this season was San Diego.  And now that the 9-7 Chargers have just barely managed to squeak into the postseason as the 6th seed in the AFC, their title chances are better than ever.  The NFL's last three champions all finished the regular season with a record of 10-6 or 9-7, had to play on Wild Card weekend, and each won multiple road playoff games in order to get to the Super Bowl.  San Diego (and maybe the Dallas/Philly winner tonight) is the only team in this year's postseason that might fit that profile.

And for the record, two weeks ago when the Chargers were 7-7 I sent this email after somebody asked me to pick a Super Bowl winner and final score:

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