How about my Chargers last night, huh?

December 13, 2013 | Drew Forrester

How about my Chargers last night, huh?

So, it’s confession time.

A few weeks ago when the Cincinnati Bengals beat the San Diego Chargers, 17-10, I went ahead and took the splash.

I had a “friend” who was heading up to Delaware Park put $100 on them to win the Super Bowl in February.  I got 45 to 1 odds.

No, silly, I didn’t bet on the Bengals.

I put it on the Chargers.

Stupid, right?

I agree.

Oh, before I let you go and enjoy your Friday, I wanted to take you on a quick trip down memory lane.

When the Eagles opened their 2009 home schedule, they hosted the Saints.

When the Eagles opened their 2010 home schedule, they hosted the Packers.

When the Eagles opened their 2011 home schedule, they hosted the Giants.

When the Eagles opened their 2012 home schedule, they hosted the Ravens.

So what, right?

Well, guess who won the Super Bowl in all of those seasons I listed above?

The team that played in Philadelphia for the Eagles first home game of the season.

Weird, right?

And, guess who played in Philadelphia this year to open the home portion of the schedule in September?

The Chargers.

How on earth am I going to spend that $4,500?  LOL

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  1. Al Says:

    Drew,

    The Chargers aren’t making the playoffs as the best they manage is a 9-7 record. Miami, even with those reprehensible new helmets/logo (my argument days over the best NFL helmets died this year), will win two of their next three to get to 9-7 and they have a head-to-head win over SD. The 6th seed in the AFC will go to the probable 9-7 or 10-6 (the Bengals may be resting players the final weekend of play) Ravens team due to their head-to-head win over my Dolphins and the Ravens simply know how to win.

    This said, if this Ravens team somehow wins out to reach a 10-6 record and eke out another road playoff win, John Harbaugh should be the NFL Coach of the Year.

    Lastly Drew, I hope you had a terrific Thanksgiving and are enjoying a great holiday season thus far.

    -Al

  2. Kolo Jezdec Says:

    Does this trend mean that the Eagles can never win the Super Bowl?

  3. Kolo Jezdec Says:

    Regarding Al’s comment about coach of the year: Coach of the year balloting is likely completed before the playoffs, but either way, Andy Reid taking a 2-14 team to the playoffs (and still a chance to win that division) is more of an accomplishment than bringing a SB Champion team with a SB MVP at QB to 10-6.

    Also note that if SD, Miami, and the Ravens all finish at 9-7, Miami’s win over SD does not matter. As it stands now, Miami has the better conference record and would be the 6th seed in a 3 way tie with Baltimore and SD. Head to head wins in a 3 way tie only matter if 1 team has swept the other 2, or 1 team has lost to the other 2.

  4. Steve from Sandpoint Says:

    So you had an extra $100 bucks that you didn’t know what to do with ? Your logic sure sounds good, but I think reality will win out !!!

  5. unitastoberry Says:

    Chargers and Rivers have had Mannings number many times in number 18s career.

  6. Dan Says:

    I’m thinking without Welker , Manning got trouble , ,

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