Riding an 11-game winning streak as the 2010 playoffs approach, the San Diego Chargers have steadily risen up the NFL team rankings and, in some quarters, are considered the top-ranked team in the league. Both NFL.com and Sports Illustrated writer Peter King, for instance, have ranked the Chargers No. 1 in the league, and many other sports commentators feel the Chargers might be the team to beat in this yearÆs playoff. What is in the cards for the Chargers remains to be seen, but the last time they enjoyed this kind of cachet among commentators and fans alike was following their 14-2 performance during the 2006 season.á That optimism in 2006 proved to be fatal; the team quickly exited the playoffs in a divisional loss to New England, which set in motion a tumultuous series of events, cul ...
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