If the season ended today the San Diego Chargers would be one of two wild card winners in the AAFC, with the 5th overall seed in the playoffs. The 5th seed would earn them a rematch with the Indianapolis Colts, the team they knocked off on the road in the playoffs opening round a season ago. San Diego is currently a game behind the Denver in the division, but with Peyton Manning and the Broncos holding the tie-breaker, San Diego will have to make up two games on the Broncos in the final four weeks of the season in order to win the division.
Such an accomplishment is a tall task due to the Chargers remaining schedule and the presence of Peyton Manning at quarterback for Denver. San Diego has one of the most difficult remaining schedules, with two tough division games mixed in with two tough non-division matchups.
Here’s a look at the Chargers remaining schedule:
Sunday, December 7 vs. New England:
Get In: $300.00 | Average Ticket Price $426.00
The Chargers host Tom Brady and the Patriots this coming Sunday at Qualcomm Stadium in a game with major playoff implications. The Patriots were in the midst of a seven-game winning streak before they were knocked off by the Green Bay Packers this past Sunday. The loss to Aaron Rodgers and the Packers makes Sunday’s game vitally important for New England as they fight for the top overall record in the AFC. A win by the Chargers will keep pressure on the Broncos in the division race. You can purchase Patriots vs Chargers Tickets for Qualcomm Stadium.
Best Deal for tickets to the Patriots vs Chargers game for those on a budget? The Pats are by far the biggest game of the year and prices reflect it. The Chargers Tickets usually average about $120.00 per ticket so the 40% increase just to get in could be a bit high. For those who like to take chances the box office opens four hours prior to game time, its slim but worth trying to see if any last minute tickets come out. Since the game is at $5:30pm pst it also gives you time to check prices on that day.
Sunday, December 14 vs. Denver:
Get In: $202.00 Average Ticket Price $353.00
The Chargers have a rematch with the Broncos a week after the New England Patriots pay a visit. The two weeks combined may be the biggest back-to-back home games for the Chargers in years. The Chargers lost in Denver on October 23 by a score of 35-21. Since then the Broncos have gone through a rough patch and then, most recently, have committed to a more powerful ground game with CJ Anderson. The key to victory, as always, will be to limit Peyton Manning’s chances down the field. A season ago the Chargers laid out the blue print to defend Manning during their victory in Denver. If they can knock off the Broncos they’ll be in position to earn a division title.You can purchase Broncos vs Chargers Tickets for Qualcomm Stadium.
Saturday, December 20th at San Francisco:
Get In: $137.00 | Average Ticket Price $225.00
The tough season ending slate for the Chargers continues in San Francisco at Levis Stadium when they face Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers. San Francisco has taken a step back as an elite team, but still has an outstanding defense and is in the thick of the playoff race in the NFC. This season the 49ers offense has taken a step back as they’ve struggled to score points at home. In their last three home games San Francisco has scored a total of just 30 points. If the Chargers defense can contain the 49ers offensive attack, the Chargers should be in a good position to earn the victory. You can purchase Chargers vs 49ers tickets for Levis Stadium.
Sunday, December 28 at Kansas City:
Get In: $35.00 | Average Ticket Price $58.00
The Chargers wrap up the regular season when they visit the Kansas City Chiefs. After a five-game winning streak the Chiefs have lost consecutive games to Oakland the Denver. Offensively the Chiefs are very one-dimensional, relying on the rushing attack of Jamal Charles to ignite their offense. If the Chargers can limit the success of Charles they’ll be in a good position to outscore the Chiefs. Earlier this season the Chiefs upset the Chargers in San Diego, 23-20. You can purchase Chiefs vs Chargers Tickets for Arrowhead Stadium.
The Chargers have their work cut out for them in the final four games, playing teams with a combined record of 32-16. The key is to defend their home field and earn big victories versus San Francisco and Kansas City. If the Chargers can sweep their final four games they’ll be in a position to earn the first or second seed in the AFC.