San Diego Chargers: Does New Schedule Offer Aid to Early Woes?

April 22, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The San Diego Chargers of the past few years have been a historically slow starting team.  The last two seasons have seen early charges by the Broncos coupled with mediocre openings to give concern over the distant playoffs.
By season’s end, those concerns have always been allayed by division-winning runs including last year’s double-digit win streak.
Yet eventually those slow starts could catch up to the team.  In 2008 they took the division with a paltry 8-8 record thanks as much to a Denver Broncos collapse as their own late run.
The limited competition within the division (the 17 wins last season were second only to the NFC West’s 14 as worst among the second, third, and fourth teams in any division).
Eventually one of the rebuilding teams will have to break through, and San Diego will need to be able to exert a season-long effort in order to maintain its crown.
With the 2010 season released, it appears this may just be the seaso...

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