For the Charger fans that tend to wear their heart on their sleeves and jump to conclusions, this is mainly for you. Since, in your minds, we have already been eliminated from playoff contention, have gone 1-15, and need to fire everyone, I have a couple of bright spots for you to look forward to. Especially on Sunday.
Barring any setbacks, we could finally see our defensive unit in its entirety, step on the field for the first time this regular season on Sunday. Both inside LBs Manti Te’o (foot) and Donald Butler (groin) were full participants in practice on Wednesday in preparation for Sundays contest against Dallas. Should both linebackers play this week the only defensive personnel with a question mark is CB Shareece Wright who is currently nursing a hamstring injury and did not practice Wednesday.
Another thing to look for is Philip Rivers’ continued excellence. Rivers, while only 14th in passing yards, has been efficient with the ball, throwing 8 TDs which is tied for second with Aaron Rodgers. He also has just one interception through three weeks (knock on wood). His completion percentage (70%, 3rd), passer rating (116.2, 2nd), and his yards per attempt (7.98, 8th), are all top 10 statistics among QBs. Seeing how Philip continues is another exciting thing to watch for.
The season is far from over, and whether we are playing for a playoff berth or a draft pick, every game has something to be excited for.