Los Angeles Chargers were considered to be among Super Bowl contenders before the season started thanks to the fact that they have one of the most talented rosters in the league. But 10 weeks later, Chargers sit at 4-6 record needing a clean sweep in the next six games to even get to the postseason.
While most teams would start panicking in this situation, it seems like Chargers are still managing to keep their cool under pressure. The team’s quarterback Philip Rivers recently spoke with reporters ahead of the team’s trip to Mexico City, where they will play Kansas City Chiefs on Monday, and said that the team doesn’t feel desperate despite their bad record.
“I don’t think desperation,” – said Rivers. “I think urgency. Any other word you can think of … I don’t think we feel desperate, although we know how crucial this game is.”
Rivers added that he believes Chargers can turn around their season and that they still have everything in their hands.
“It’s not 100 percent accurate, but to almost be able to say you control your own fate at 4-6 it’s pretty rare,” – he explained. “So the focus is there and the belief is there that we can turn it around.”
It wouldn’t be the first time that Philip Rivers and Chargers got themselves out of a hairy situation down the stretch. In 2005, they were 5-5 before going on a six-game winning streak which got them to the postseason.
While it’s certainly possible that Chargers can pull out something like this again, they have a tough job ahead of them. Winning against the Chiefs on Monday, however, would definitely make it a lot easier.