The Chargers head to Baltimore to face a Ravens team that, in many ways, is like them.
Both teams are struggling. Both teams show flashes of brilliance, but just can’t seem to put it together. Both teams “should” have better records (Chargers 2-5, Ravens 1-6).
One team has yet to win on the road this season (Chargers) and the other has yet to win at home this season (Ravens).
Both have trouble tackling, trouble executing, trouble closing. Both have strong quarterbacks and star players who have the potential to impress each week.
It’s the battle of the best-most-worst teams. It should be entertaining, if not insightful as to how the rest of the season is going to go for two teams trying to crawl out of the basements of their respected divisions.
The Chargers have the chance to spit out the awful taste in their mouth from the beatdown in the Raiders game, where they lost 37-29 at Qualcomm Stadium after being down 24 points at halftime.
The Ravens have the chance to erase the sting of Monday night’s game against the Arizona Cardinals, where they had a chance to win in the final few minutes but lost on a Joe Flacco interception in the end zone.
It was another close game for the Ravens, who have lost six of their first seven games by no more than one score. In fact, their six losses have been decided by a total of 30 points.
Both teams are looking for a win after losing three in a row.
“Well, one of us is going to get it,” said quarterback Philip Rivers.
It’s as simple as that. Simple, but not easy. Not for these two teams.