AFC Scout's Take
The Chargers weren't real impressive in their win last week. You would think in a playoff game at home, against a Tennessee team that had some injuries, San Diego would have looked better. The Chargers got it done in the second half, but they really had to work for it. And now with tight end
The Chargers are going to have to score big to win this game. Without Gates, San Diego would like to go in there and run the football and keep it in
The Chargers probably do come in with confidence from having beaten the Colts earlier this season. They see the same uniforms and feel good about their chances. But unless the Colts kick coverage units do the same thing they did that game, letting San Diego's
I expect to see Indy and New England playing next week. The Jaguars might make it very interesting, and if anybody has a shot at the upset, it's them because they could impose their will on New England physically. But it's tough to see a way for the Chargers to beat the Colts without Gates.
It's bad news for the rest of the AFC, but the Colts are coming together at the perfect time. They've weathered the storm of injuries and that offense is finally going to have receiver
Defensively, the Colts have played well all year. One of the things about their defense is, much like the Patriots, they've got the right players for their scheme. They move their front a lot, and run a lot stunts at you during a game. It's like trying to hit a moving target. They just don't stand there in front of you and try to take you on. They're always moving and looping, and that makes it difficult to play them.
But the real key to the Colts defense is how well