Chargers LB Melvin Ingram guarantees a Super Bowl this year
Los Angeles Chargers outside linebacker Melvin Ingram thinks his team will win the Super Bowl this year…
The Denver Broncos have not won the AFC West since 2015, which feels like a lifetime ago.
The Kansas City Chiefs have won the division in back-to-back years, unfortunately, but everyone’s offseason favorite to win in 2018 seems to be the Los Angeles Chargers.
If the Chargers win the AFC West, it will be the first time since 2009.
With that being said, Chargers linebacker Melvin Ingram has pretty wild expectations for his team this season:
Why wouldn’t Ingram have that kind of confidence?
Part of making it to or winning the Super Bowl is believing you can do it, so we’ve got to give him credit for that.
Even so, the odds are stacked against the Chargers, at least historically.
The Chargers are one of a dozen NFL teams that have never won a Super Bowl, a list which features one less team than this time last year after the Eagles won their first Super Bowl in team history.
The Chargers seem like they will be a very competitive team in 2018, but what of their really bad habits in the regular season?
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Everyone knows the Chargers are the team that starts really slow, maybe losing a number of really close games before stringing together an impressive number of wins at the end of the season when it’s too late to matter.
That is the team they have become.
The best team the Chargers have had in recent years is their 2013 group, which actually made it to the playoffs and won as a six seed on the road against the Cincinnati Bengals.
They then took on the Denver Broncos in the next round and were bested for a third time that season.
After consecutive fourth-place finishes in 2015 and 2016, the Chargers finally returned to being competitive in 2017 with a record of 9-7 despite starting off the year 0-4.
Many felt the Chargers were the best team in the AFC West last season regardless of record, and that they could have done some damage had they been able to sneak into the playoffs, but we’ll never know for sure.
If the Chargers are going to win the Super Bowl as Melvin Ingram predicts they will (in a very Yoda-esque style, may I add), they’re going to have to overcome their early-season hiccups to ensure a ticket to the dance.