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Iíll be completely honest. When I did my series on predicting the Chargersí 2018 season record way back in August http://www.sandiegochargersteamonline.com/mike-williams-jersey , I really felt like this year was going to be special. At the same time, I was always teetering on the fence of being ďrealĒ and allowing the usual pessimism to seep into my work.As I went week by week, I tried to be transparent about my thought-process while I decided if the Chargers were going to win or lose that weekís match-up.I predicted them starting the year strong (I picked the wrong Chiefs game for them to win), and found myself in the month of December with five games left and the Chargers win column sitting packed to the brim.I had them losing to the Steelers, Chiefs, and Ravens in order to bring their record to 12-4 by the end of it all after I had them starting 10-1 through the first 12 weeks. This wasnít wasnít because I truly believed they would lose to the Steelers and Ravens, but that they were the most likely losses at a time where I felt I needed to force a couple more games into the loss column.Now that we are finally here with the regular season winding down, itís absolutely amazing to see the team in an actual position to make my lofty prediction a reality. Even crazier to think that they could actually finish with an even better record than my 12-4 prediction.Unfortunately, the final two games of the season are still likely to be as tough as they come. Baltimore has the top defense in the NFL http://www.sandiegochargersteamonline.com/philip-rivers-jersey , allowing a league-low 290.2 total yards and 18.1 points per game to their opponents.On the other side of the ball, they employ Lamar Jackson, one of the most dynamic athletes in the entire league who has shown a propensity for winning games since he took over the starting gig in week 11, going 4-1 in his last five starts.While Baltimoreís offense as a whole hasnít shown an exciting amount of production under Jackson, itís their ability to get done what they need to in order to win games thatís kept them in the playoff hunt.Saturday night should be an all-out slug-fest between two teams that still have a lot left to play for and I couldnít be more excited. With all that being said, letís take a look at the three things Iíll be watching for the most once the Bolts take the field this weekend.1.) How will the Chargers attempt to defend the Ravens eclectic run game?The Ravens currently rank second in the league with 141.9 rushing yards per game and fourth in the NFL with 17 total rushing touchdowns on the year. In stark contrast, they also rank 18th in yards per attempt with a 4.3 average.Baltimore also happens to lead the league in rushing attempts with a whopping 465. This tells me that the Ravens survive on being efficient with their rushing through their immense volume. In fact, Jackson averages 17 carries a game from his quarterback spot, alone.The Ravens do a phenomenal job of keeping themselves ahead of the chains and consistently gettingthemselves into third-and-short situations that are easily converted behind their formidable offensive line.If I were to put money on the teamís game plan Womens Caleb Sturgis Jersey , I would say this is a big game for Derwin James staying up and around the line of scrimmage. Keeping the most athletic players up front is a must. The secondary is going to have to win their 1-on-1 matchups to allow the biggest threat to be neutralized. If Jackson is able to win through the air then he deserves to win this game.2.) How will Melvin Gordon look in his first game since week 12?In the Chargers week 12 contest against the Arizona Cardinals, Gordon forced the coaching staff to let him play in a game he felt was a statement game after the teamís loss to the Denver Broncos the prior week.The worst case scenario came to fruition as Gordon sustained a Grade 2 MCL sprain in the third quarter that has kept him out the last three weeks. Against all the odds, the Chargers went 3-0 during that span.However, three weeks is a long time to miss and, with the Ravens run defense as stout as it is, can we expect the same old Flash? In my opinion, I do think the deck is stacked against him, but the guy was on pace for six-straight games with over 150 yards from scrimmage prior to his injury. In his five previous games played, including the AZ game Authentic Russell Okung Jersey , Gordon failed to rush for 5.0 yards per carry just once.In all honesty, this might be one of those games where Gordon may only rush for about 50-60 yards but still finds a way to get involved through the passing game. 50-ish rushing yards to go along with 5-6 catches for another 40-50 receiving yards sounds right to me.3.) How will Eric Weddle and Philip Rivers handle their familiarity and will it favor one team over the other?Rivers and Weddle were teammates, and good friends, while the latter was with the Chargers from 2007-2015.On Saturday, the two meet for the first time since 2016 when the Ravens squeaked out a 29-26 victory in Baltimore after a game-winning field goal by Justin Tucker, one of his five made that day, despite Rivers throwing for 301 yards and three touchdowns.In a recent press conference, when asked about the potential chess match between him and Weddle, Rivers was asked if the safetyís experience with Rivers gave him advantage when the quarterback makes changes pre-snap.Rivers didnít think it would make much of a difference as he believes focusing on what each signal meant could potentially cause Weddle to take his focus off the bigger picture and Authentic Melvin Ingram Jersey , in turn. burden his play.At the end of the day, itís going to be an exciting match-up to see these two old friends go to battle against each other and I expect nothing short of a nostalgia-filled slug-fest at the StubHub Center.Los Angeles Chargers Daily Links: Desmond King Is one of NFLís Best Slot Cornerbacks Chargers sitting pretty in ESPNís FPI rankings - Gavino BorquezThey see Los Angeles as having the highest odds to win the AFC West. The Chiefs have a 33 percent chance. The Raiders have a 20 percent chance, and the Broncos are looking outside in at 10 percent.Ex-Chargers RB Michael Turner inducted into MAC Hall of Fame - Will Reeve JrWhile with the Chargers Turner once again displayed his surprising speed for a man of his size at 5-foot-10 and 237 pounds en route to amassing 1,257 rushing yards on 5.5 yards per carry with six touchdowns while playing second fiddle to Pro Football Hall of Fame RB LaDainian Tomlinson.What the Chargers' offense will look like without Hunter Henry - Eric Williams"It's going to be harder without him, but let me be clear: We'll adapt and move on," Telesco said. "Chargers fans should be very comfortable with the fact of Anthony Lynn as the head coach and Ken Whisenhunt as the offensive coordinator. They're both very smart, very adaptable coaches. And we'll find a way. It may be a different way than we mapped out initially, but we'll find a way."Metrics that Matter: Quarterbacks' target tendencies - Scott BarrettPhilip Rivers and Joe Flacco were slight surprises, but both have benefited from some terrific pass-catching running backs throughout their respective careers (LaDanian Tomlinson http://www.sandiegochargersteamonline.com/trevor-williams-jersey , Darren Sproles, Ray Rice, and theyíve both had Danny Woodhead). Melvin Gordon ranked seventh among running backs in targets last year (76) and should again see heavy target totals this year Ė and especially now with Hunter Henry out of the picture.The top eight slot cornerbacks for 2018 - Eric EagerKing is a solid contributor on a Chargers defense that could be one of the leagueís best in 2018. Picked in the fifth round out of Iowa in 2017, King was a player who played enough in the slot in college to project there as a pro, and did not skip a beat once it was time to translate those skills in Los Angeles. He was terrific in coverage (less than a yard per coverage snap allowed from the slot), as a blitzer (second among cornerbacks in pass-rush productivity) and in run support (third in run-stop percentage).Social Media Information:BFTB Facebook Page: Click here to like our pageBFTB Twitter: Follow @BFTB_ChargersThe Lightning Round Twitter: Follow @Lightning_RoundThe Lightning Round Facebook: Click here to like our pageBFTB Manager: Richard Wade: Follow @RichardWade www.nflshopoutlet.com/cincinnati-bengals

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