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  • 2018 Week 13 Charger Power Rankings

    Statistically, best ratings all season. Rankings are not yet top 5, but one guy has them at #2

    Summary:

    ranks2018.jpg

    Delayed:
    ARGH
    Vegas Insider

    Blurbs follow
    Last edited by Bolt-O; 12-05-2018, 11:57 AM.

  • #2
    Frank Schwab, Yahoo Sports 5 (LW 7)

    How did Chargers cornerback Desmond King fall to the fifth round of the draft a year ago? He won the Jim Thorpe Award at Iowa and was a great playmaker there. He didn’t run well before the draft but he’s obviously fast enough to be a nice piece for a good Chargers defense.

    https://sports.yahoo.com/nfl-power-r...051659714.html - for a full article
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    Walter Football 6 (LW 6)

    The Chargers won in Pittsburgh on Sunday night, a win that never would've happened had the Chargers been called for a false start on their first touchdown and had two Steeler defenders not run into each other on the should've-been interception that turned into a touchdown to Keenan Allen. The Chargers have been extremely lucky this season, and it's going to catch up to them eventually.

    The Chargers can't defend the middle of the field, and they also can't stop the run in the wake of Corey Liuget's injury.
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    Elliot Harrison, NFL.com 5 (LW 5)

    Can you imagine how good this Chargers team would be if it was at full steam? The operation has been devoid of many of its parts this season. On Sunday, we all saw what Anthony Lynn's group is capable of when both sides of the ball play cohesively. The Bolts lost tight end Hunter Henry and cornerback Jason Verrett -- two Pro Bowl-level players who are difficult to replace -- early in the year. (Verrett has only appeared in 25 of 92 possible games since the Chargers drafted him in 2014, but Henry was supposed to be central to the offense, particularly in the red zone.) Then Joey Bosa, who didn't make his first start this season until Week 11, had his 2018 coming-out party, notching two sacks against the Cardinals in Week 12 -- only for running back Melvin Gordon to be lost in the same game. After all that, there was Los Angeles on Sunday, coming back from a 16-point second-half deficit to defeat a Super Bowl contender on the road.
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    Last edited by Bolt-O; 12-04-2018, 03:35 PM.

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    • #3

      Pete Prisco, CBS Sports 9 (LW 6)

      That was an impressive victory on the road against the Steelers. Philip Rivers has been special this season.
      (Texans, Cowboys and Seahawks leapfrogged)
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      Ryan Van Bibber (was Rebecca Toback), SB Nation 2 (LW 6)

      Yeah, the Chargers are up there too. What’s not to love? Philip Rivers’ weirdo facial expressions, a team teetering on the verge of disaster with every kick ... and they still find ways to win.
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      Mike Florio, Pro Football Talk/NBC 5 (LW 6)

      Fingers crossed for a playoff game in a 30,000-seat stadium.
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      Vinnie Iyer, Sporting News 5 (LW 6)

      The Chargers have to be taken seriously in their quest to potentially take down the Chiefs after their Week 1 loss to KC. Anthony Lynn and Philip Rivers form a coach-QB combination that should be getting a lot more attention.
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      Matt Verderame, Fansided.com 6 (LW 7)

      Nobody had a better week than Los Angeles
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      • #4
        USA Today 5 (LW 5)

        Team so often vexed by special teams got 73-yard punt return for TD in fourth quarter, game-winning FG at gun in comeback at Pittsburgh.
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        ESPN 5 (LW 5)

        We're (almost) No. 1 in: Explosive plays. The Chargers have 83 explosive plays this season (running plays of 15-plus yards or passing plays of 20-plus yards). Only the Kansas City Chiefs (86) have more. The Bolts have been so-so on third downs this season, but one of the reasons they are among the league leaders in scoring (sixth overall) is a Philip Rivers-led offense's ability to create chunk plays to make it easier to get into scoring position. -- Eric Williams
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        MMQB 5 (LW 7)

        (No blurb)
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        Reddit u/NFLPowerRankers 5 (LW 6)

        The Chargers absolutely got some lucky breaks in this one, no doubt about that. However, they showed something very important in the second half, and that was the ability to overcome adversity against one of the better teams in the league. This was a good start to a crucial December for the Chargers, but there's still a lot of work to be done.
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        • #5
          Bleacher Report Consensus 5 (LW 7)

          The Los Angeles Chargers were already having a very good season. But the Chargers were missing something—something that might garner the team a bit more respect as not just a good team but also a Super Bowl contender.

          A marquee win over a quality opponent.

          The Chargers played the Los Angeles Rams and Kansas City Chiefs early in the season, and while the Bolts kept it close, they came up short in both contests.

          Over the first half of Sunday night's showdown with the Steelers in Pittsburgh, it appeared the Chargers were again going to fail when it mattered most. But after trailing 23-7 at intermission, the Chargers flipped the script on the Steelers, peeling off a 26-7 run that culminated in a 33-30 win.

          The win did much more than just earn the Chargers some respect as a legitimate contender. It also kept the heat on the Chiefs, who remain just a game up in the AFC West...with a head-to-head matchup in Kansas City looming in Week 15.

          If L.A. takes care of business against the reeling Bengals next week, that game could have huge implications.
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          Teddy Covers - Covers.com 5 (LW 7)

          The Chargers made their case as legit Super Bowl contenders, rallying back from 16 points down on the road at Pittsburgh to notch their eighth win in nine games.
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          • #6
            Football Outsiders DVOA summary:

            Columns:

            Rank
            Team
            Total DVOA
            Last Week
            Weighted DVOA
            WDVOA Rank
            W-L
            Offensive DVOA
            ODVOA Rank
            Defensive DVOA
            DDVOA Rank
            Special Teams DVOA
            STDVOA Rank
            1 KC 39.9% 1 38.6% 1 10-2 39.0% 1 6.4% 26 7.3% 1
            2 LAR 29.5% 2 27.8% 3 11-1 27.9% 2 -1.4% 15 0.2% 16
            3 LAC 28.1% 4 31.2% 2 9-3 27.7% 3 -5.2% 9 -4.8% 31
            4 NO 22.6% 3 27.3% 4 10-2 19.5% 4 -1.6% 13 1.5% 11
            5 DEN 21.4% 6 23.9% 5 6-6 8.9% 9 -13.7% 2 -1.2% 22
            6 CHI 14.6% 5 13.4% 8 8-4 -3.3% 20 -22.0% 1 -4.1% 29
            7 PIT 14.6% 7 16.9% 6 7-4-1 16.6% 5 -1.5% 14 -3.5% 27
            8 NE 14.4% 9 15.4% 7 9-3 14.8% 6 0.2% 17 -0.2% 18
            9 BAL 13.9% 8 10.9% 10 7-5 -1.0% 16 -12.2% 4 2.8% 7
            10 SEA 11.2% 11 12.9% 9 7-5 8.6% 10 -0.2% 16 2.4% 9
            11 HOU 7.2% 12 7.9% 12 9-3 -4.3% 21 -8.7% 6 2.8% 8
            12 GB 6.9% 10 7.2% 13 4-7-1 13.7% 7 4.7% 23 -2.1% 24
            13 IND 5.9% 13 9.8% 11 6-6 1.5% 13 -3.6% 11 0.8% 12
            14 CAR 2.5% 15 1.5% 15 6-6 9.1% 8 6.4% 27 -0.2% 17
            15 MIN 0.9% 14 2.3% 14 6-5-1 -1.8% 17 -6.0% 8 -3.2% 26
            16 NYG -1.1% 20 0.1% 17 4-8 0.0% 14 5.4% 24 4.3% 4
            17 JAX -1.9% 16 -4.0% 18 4-8 -16.2% 28 -11.3% 5 3.0% 6
            18 DAL -2.0% 21 0.8% 16 7-5 -8.4% 23 -7.4% 7 -1.0% 21
            19 PHI -6.5% 24 -7.3% 20 6-6 -3.3% 19 2.8% 21 -0.4% 19
            20 ATL -7.9% 22 -6.3% 19 4-8 7.2% 11 16.9% 32 1.8% 10
            21 MIA -8.1% 18 -11.4% 23 6-6 -7.8% 22 4.6% 22 4.3% 5
            22 WAS -10.4% 17 -11.1% 22 6-6 -13.2% 27 1.7% 19 4.4% 3
            23 CLE -10.8% 23 -8.6% 21 4-7-1 -10.6% 25 -5.2% 10 -5.4% 32
            24 CIN -11.0% 19 -14.5% 25 5-7 -0.6% 15 10.7% 28 0.3% 14
            25 TEN -12.8% 25 -11.6% 24 6-6 -11.1% 26 2.3% 20 0.7% 13
            26 TB -14.9% 26 -16.0% 27 5-7 3.9% 12 16.3% 30 -2.6% 25
            27 NYJ -19.6% 27 -26.6% 30 3-9 -26.0% 30 0.2% 18 6.7% 2
            28 DET -23.5% 29 -15.9% 26 4-8 -8.6% 24 14.1% 29 -0.8% 20
            29 OAK -23.7% 31 -24.9% 29 2-10 -2.8% 18 16.4% 31 -4.5% 30
            30 BUF -25.2% 30 -18.0% 28 4-8 -36.4% 31 -13.1% 3 -1.9% 23
            31 SF -27.6% 28 -28.3% 31 2-10 -17.7% 29 6.3% 25 -3.6% 28
            32 ARI -34.5% 32 -34.9% 32 3-9 -37.4% 32 -2.7% 12 0.2% 15
            Last edited by Bolt-O; 12-04-2018, 03:39 PM.

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            • Bolt-O
              Bolt-O commented
              Editing a comment
              First week in a while where the Special Teams DVOA wasn't ranked last!

          • #7
            Originally posted by Bolt-O View Post

            Walter Football 6 (LW 6)

            The Chargers won in Pittsburgh on Sunday night, a win that never would've happened had the Chargers been called for a false start on their first touchdown and had two Steeler defenders not run into each other on the should've-been interception that turned into a touchdown to Keenan Allen. The Chargers have been extremely lucky this season, and it's going to catch up to them eventually.

            The Chargers can't defend the middle of the field, and they also can't stop the run in the wake of Corey Liuget's injury.

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            Walter Football is the best

            Hashtag thepowderblues

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            • #8
              Originally posted by oneinchpunch View Post
              Walter Football is the best
              That guy HATES the Chargers.

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              • #9
                Originally posted by oneinchpunch View Post
                Walter Football is the best
                I totally agree! I look forward to that ranking each week. I am curious how they will hate from week to week.

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                • #10
                  Pretty sure we got blown out by the Steelers...wait.

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                  • #11
                    Originally posted by JupiterBolt View Post

                    I totally agree! I look forward to that ranking each week. I am curious how they will hate from week to week.
                    Just like listening to Scott Kaplan, which I mad the mistake of for about 5 minutes tonight. The Chargers were given the game by the refs. We were lucky. The Steelers are a better team. Blah, blah, blah.

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                    • #12
                      Actually Walter Football ranked us the highest of any of the top ranking boards prior to the season beginning, then we did a face plant out of the gate and he got butt hurt by the Chargers (us too) and hasn't forgiven us for it ...

                      Myself I prefer Football Outsiders DVOA because of their more rigorous statistics based model but Walter Football is good too ...


                      Cut and paste below is from the week 5 thread ....

                      Summary:


                      Blurbs follow:

                      ranks2018.jpg

                      ARGH: 11 (0.538)

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                      • #13
                        Yep, all you need to do is review his betting recommendations early on. The Chargers had been a great team to lose money on, at the start of the season.

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                        • #14
                          Luck is the missing ingredient. And we have it this year.
                          Moving to LA is not a good business decision, it’s a death sentence.

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                          • #15
                            Walter Football can fuck him/herself.

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                            • #16
                              How about Prisco DROPPING us 3 spots for a road win vs Pitt. Sea who we beat, Dallas who got a great spot (at home with full week prep vs short week NO) and Hou all leapfrogged us. What a clown.

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                              • #17
                                Most of these guys are asshats and have no more knowledge than an average fan.
                                2019 draft. A work in progress that’s getting closer......
                                Lyndell Wilson (ILB) BAMA, Max Scharping (OT) NIU, Delvon Randall (S) TEM, Cortez Broughton (DT) UC, Davion Davis (WR/KR) SHSU, Dewayne Hendrix (DE) PITT, David Blough (QB) PU

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                                • #18
                                  Only ranking that matters is being number 1 first Sunday of February!
                                  2019 draft. A work in progress that’s getting closer......
                                  Lyndell Wilson (ILB) BAMA, Max Scharping (OT) NIU, Delvon Randall (S) TEM, Cortez Broughton (DT) UC, Davion Davis (WR/KR) SHSU, Dewayne Hendrix (DE) PITT, David Blough (QB) PU

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                                  • #19
                                    Wednesday Blurbs:

                                    Rotoworld 6 (LW 6)

                                    The Chargers have endured a depressing number of late-game collapses in their history (most of them with proud papa Philip Rivers under center). But all was forgiven Sunday night as the Bolts stunned Pittsburgh by erasing a 16-point half-time deficit. Keenan Allen gave the Steelers hell in Week 13, burning the black and yellow for 148 yards on 14 catches (both season-highs) while extending his touchdown streak to four games. Austin Ekeler was billed as the starter but Justin Jackson overshadowed him, stealing the show with 82 yards and a touchdown on nine touches
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                                    Pro Football Focus Elo 5 (LW 6)

                                    The Chargers pulled out a stunner on the road, gaining 25 PFFELO points and leapfrogging the Steelers in our rankings. Not many thought it was possible, but at age 36, Philip Rivers somehow is playing the best football of his career, posting the league’s fourth-most WAR at 4.55. Projecting 11.5 wins for the Chargers, our model has them at 96% chance of making the playoffs and an 11.5% chance at a first-round bye.
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                                    Summary posted in OP.

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                                    • #20
                                      Prisco has been good to us all season (Strange tho) but I simply dont understand his logic on this week ranking... I guess he went back the old ways.

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