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Chargers News: Brandon Staley Weighs In On Spiraling LA's Playoff Chances

The Bolts just need to take things one game at a time.
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Walking off the field this past weekend, the Los Angeles Chargers knew that they had let a prime opportunity slip away from themselves. They fell 20-10 to the Baltimore Ravens Sunday night, and saw their record drop to 4-7 on the year.

It was another reminder of how far this team still needs to go if they want to turn things around. They had the chance to inch closer to .500, but it wasn't meant to be.

Now, the Bolts head to Foxborough where they await a matchup with the worst team in the AFC, the 2-9 New England Patriots.

When asked about the possibility of the playoffs last week, head coach Brandon Staley echoed that he still believes his team can make it.

"Of course, yes. It's wide open."

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Staley isn't going to say no of course, because that would open up an entire load of problems. But this team has a lot of work to do before the idea of the playoffs should be talked about.

In an absolute best-case scenario next week, they'll beat the lowly New England Patriots (probable, given that, again, they're 2-9, plus just changed their starting quarterback this weekend) and gain some hope back. But if they were to lose, they would fall to 4-8 on the year, and the playoffs would seem mountains away.

They still have some tough matchups left on the schedule after the Pats game as well, pointing even further to them missing the postseason. The best thing for the Chargers to do right now is take things one game at a time.

They need to get back to the basics, and if they do that, maybe the postseason will come back into play. It's a long shot, but what do they have to lose at this point.

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