The San Diego Chargers are back in the fold, having been eliminated from the playoffs in Week 14, but they’ve still got a chance to make it to the postseason.
After losing three straight, the Chargers are on the verge of going undefeated at home, but the AFC West is a far cry from the divisional rivalry that once gave them a run for their money.
Here’s how the Week 14 slate compares to last year’s: The Chargers lost to the Los Angeles Rams in Week 13, but that game was a one-sided affair.
The Chargers had the ball with two seconds left, and the Rams were already down a player.
With one second left on the clock, San Diego kicker Daniel Reed was able to beat Jared Goff to the ball and return it to its original position for a first down.
The Rams then ran the ball to the LA 2, where they found wide receiver Tyler Lockett on a 1-yard run.
The play was immediately negated by an illegal formation penalty, but Lockett made up for it with a spectacular leaping catch that got him to the end zone.
After that, the Rams never looked back.
They were unstoppable, winning 14 of their last 17 games to finish 8-2.
The last game against the Chargers was the 2015 wild-card round, when the Chargers lost 41-24.
After winning that game, the only other time the Chargers have lost to San Diego was to the San Francisco 49ers in Week 1 of the 2019 season.
The next time the teams meet, the winner of that game will face the winner in the AFC Championship Game on Jan. 5 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.