Chargers dismal season ends with 27-20 loss to Broncos

Philip Rivers

Four-and-twelve or five-and-eleven…

Does it really matter?

Well, for those of you still bleeding blue and gold, yes it does.

For those planning to bandage up 55 years filled with joy, and misery, it doesn’t.

Either way, the SAN DIEGO Chargers finished the 2015 campaign with a 27-20 loss to the Denver Broncos (4-12 on the season, 0-6 in the AFC West); and wherever the Chargers call home next season, the team will hold the No.3 overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft.

Sunday’s loss was, as it’s been for much of the season, a typical game for this year’s squad.

– The Chargers gave up a number of big plays on defense.

– The Chargers got run over on defense.

Philip Rivers was harassed all game.

– Already depleted, more players got injured.

One positive, if you’re a glass half-full kind of person, was that the Chargers recorded five turnovers against the Broncos (and still lost). Cornerback Steve Williams was in on three of them, including a forced fumble and recovery, sack -fumble, and interception.

Outside of that, this game stunk. Malcom Floyd, one of the most genuine professional athletes ever, ended his career as a Charger by not finishing the game. He was concussed in the second quarter and did not return. Sadly, it was symbolic of the career he’s had in San Diego. Often injured.

Peyton Manning, who’s career looking to be finally ending earlier this season, returned to the field for the first time since November 15th and provided the Broncos with a much needed spark.

The Chargers fought. Mike McCoy’s right about that. Will it be enough to save his job? There are conflicting reports regarding his future with the team. We’ll find out soon.

But the question remains, does it really matter?

Guess it just depends if you’re still a Charger fan next year.

 

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