As the 3-10 San Diego Chargers prepare to face the 5-8 Miami Dolphins, the focus isn't necessarily on the game.
It's more about where the game is being played: Qualcomm Stadium. Fans know they will be entering the Q for the final home game of 2015 when they attend the Chargers game Sunday, but they also know it might be the final home game ever.
So, in an attempt to not be too dramatic, since we still don't know how the whole stadium thing will play out -- NFL owners will meet Jan. 12-13 in Houston to try and come to a decision -- we will also treat this week as if it could be the end ... because, well, it could.
Here's head coach Mike McCoy, tight end Antonio Gates and safety Eric Weddle on how they will approach Sunday's game:
"As players and coaches, we have jobs to do, to go out there and win the football game this week. We’re going to prepare all week and go kick off, and do what we have to do to win the football game. That’s all we can control. Everything else is out of our hands."
"Obviously, San Diego has been phenomenal to me and I’ve been playing in San Diego my whole career. All I know is that right now, I’ve got one game left in Qualcomm [Stadium] and I want to make the most of it. I’m going to go out and play it like any other game. I’m going to do the same things from a preparation standpoint, with the assumptions that we’re going into this game to win. That’s my only concern. And if this is our last game, who knows what the future holds. I want to make it my best game. I want to make it a game to remember."
"I’m just going to give it my all and enjoy every second of it. You don’t know where you’re going to be, whether you’re staying, whether you’re leaving … It’s tough on the city and the fans. For us as players, we don’t have any idea or any clue what is really going on, so we’re in a bind as everybody else; what we hear is what we hear from the outside. It’s unfortunate. It’s a great city, great fans. Wish we were better and could put a better product out there for them. We are what we are, but that doesn’t mean we’re not going to give it our all for them, one last time, if it is our last game. It might be my last game [at Qualcomm], so I’m just going to enjoy it and live it up.”