I was on the treadmill Monday after debacle day and I heard a quote from one of the Chargers (Lynn or Rivers or whoever) that started with the words, "I think this proves...." Now, the context was going to be something like overcoming SD's inability to come back and win a big game or something......BUT given the way the game transpired, my mind immediately thought..... "If the next words out of your mouth aren't something like.... 'that football can often be a game of breaks -- sometimes they go your way, and sometimes they don't' and then put your head down and get out of town grateful for the questionable 'win,' then I'm going to lose it...." Sure enough, it was all about their ability to overcome adversity and their mental toughness, blah blah blah..... Now granted, San Diego took full advantage of our second half defensive lapses and infinite free opportunities to kick the game winning field goal, but when 2 of your touchdowns come from garbage that everyone KNOWS is garbage, and the 3rd because Sean Davis sabotaged his own player (sidenote: I keep trying to find something, ANYTHING -- an angle, a slip, ANYTHING that tells/shows me the hit on Haden was a legitimate accident that could have happened to anybody.... I haven't found it yet.... I'm usually not one for extremes on fire/cut someone because of a mistake but I have serious concerns about someone who's capable of SUCH a lapse of skill/judgment/sight. This wasn't 2 guys bearing down on a ball or a receiver and just running into each other..... this was one guy bearing down on a ball, securing it, and the OTHER guy bearing down on HIM with the receiver not even CLOSE. If someone has found some view of the play that suggests otherwise I'd LOVE to see it and come back down to earth, but it occurred in the endzone I was sitting in for the game, and even at REAL time I couldn't understand what I had just seen -- but I digress).... the only thing that proves is your capable of being provided points you never really earned from something YOU did. So, as RatBirdHater has posted, since the odds seem stacked against us making a deep playoff run, and since Jacksonville was a flash in the pan we can't get revenge on, I'm also rooting for that scenario where San Diego goes 13-3, but loses the tiebreaker with KC, becomes the 5 seed and all 500 of the L.A. Chargers fans complain that they have to go play an 8-7-1 Steelers team IN Pittsburgh (yeah, that assumes the Ravens collapse, but I can dream, can't I?) and they give us an officiating crew whose head isn't so far up their collective butt they need an enema to remove them, and we find a way to send them packing without sabotaging ourselves. And start the press conference with the words, "I think this proves..."