San Diego Chargers Clinch #2 Seed

Dec 25, 2009

The Chargers wrapped up the #2 seed in the AFC by taking it to the Tennessee Titans 42-17. They don’t have anything to play for next week against Washington so their starters’ availability comes into question.

Since they will have a first-round bye, I would expect the starters to take part in the bulk of the practices this week. They get a couple of extra days off thanks to playing on Christmas Day.

When the game rolls around, I have a hard time believing they will play their starters the whole game. Why risk an injury in a meaningless game. If you’re in a league where Week 17 determines your league champion, I would be hesitant to use a Charger next week. I would especially avoid using LaDainian Tomlinson, who is most likely to be rested up for the playoff fun. Once you have your lineup figure out, you should then lobby for a Week 16 championship or find a new league.

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