By Dave Thomas
The Los Angeles Chargers’ 21-0 victory Sunday afternoon over the rival Denver Broncos sent several messages.
First, the Chargers are back in the AFC West playoff race. After dropping their first four games of the season, the Bolts have won three straight to get to 3-4.
Second, it was painfully obvious for Denver (3-3) fans that starting quarterback Trevor Siemian is more than likely not the answer under center. After scoring a mere 10 points against the lowly New York Giants at home last Sunday night, the Broncos were shutout for the first time since 1992 in their setback against the Chargers. Even with several offensive linemen and top wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders missing the Chargers game with injuries, Denver shot itself in the foot time and time again.
So, at the nearly halfway point of the regular season, the Chargers and Broncos appear to be going in different directions.
Although it is too early for euphoria in the Los Angeles locker room or doom and gloom in Denver, trends are emerging.
With that being the case, will the Chargers take this trend of winning and carry it all the way to New England for next Sunday’s showdown with the defending Super Bowl champion Patriots?