Back in Week 2 of the 2007-2008 NFL Season, the Patriots embarassed the Chargers at Foxborough. With our win over the Colts today in the AFC Divisional Round, the rematch is set. I was very skeptical of the changes made this year to the Chargers, but they have made me a believer with their resilience and heart. Dan G, Daniel, and Dardy came to my house to watch the game, which featured five lead changes, several horrible officiating calls (the holding call on Weddle was pure BS), and tons of pulse-pounding, heart-breaking moments.
Back in 1994, when the Chargers went to the Super Bowl, no one gave them a chance against the Steelers in the AFC Championship Game. Pittsburgh was not the 17-0 behemoth that the Patriots are today, but they were tapped to be the AFC representative in the Super Bowl. The Chargers, on two long 43-yard touchdown throws by Stan “the Man” Humphries and a goal-line stand, shocked the Steelers 17-13. I’m hopeful that my Chargers will be more than a speedbump to the New England Patriots. I’m hopeful that they’ll shock the world two more times on their way to their first NFL championship.
Four teams that faced each other in Week 2 now facing one another with Super Bowl berths on the line. Next Sunday can’t come fast enough!