SAN DIEGO, CA - DECEMBER 11: Quarterback Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers scrambles with the ball into the endzone against the rush of Alex Carrington #92 of the Buffalo Bills during their NFL Game on December 11, 2011 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. The fumble resulted in the touchdown for the Bills. Rivers touchdown was called back on a holding penalty. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
The San Diego Chargers are hanging onto threads for the AFC West title. A win over the Baltimore Ravens would certainly help, but they would still be at least one game out depending on what happens with the Denver Broncos.
The Baltimore Ravens and the San Diego Chargers remained on Sunday Night Football once there were complaints about flexing the New England Patriots vs. the Denver Broncos to the slot from a CBS afternoon game. This game does have playoff implications as the Chargers are very much alive in the AFC West race. The Chargers opened the game as one-point underdogs, according to Odds Shark, before it moved as high as three points on at least one line.
The Chargers ended a six-game losing streak two weeks ago by defeating the Jacksonville Jaguars and then followed that with a win over the Buffalo Bills. Quarterback Philip Rivers has thrown six touchdowns and zero interceptions in his last two games.
However, Rivers will face the No. 5 pass defense of the Ravens. He could return to his old ways from earlier in the season. The Ravens are a middle of the pack team with 14 interceptions, but Rivers could certainly help that number.
The over/under for this game has stayed consistent at 44 points, which is certainly doable for these teams.
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