SAN DIEGO CHARGERS (9-7)
EXPECTATIONS: With ownership eyeing move to Los Angeles, this could be Chargers' 55th and last season in San Diego. Some fans think Chargers can leap-frog Peyton Manning and Broncos to win division, but they're forgetting about Kansas City. Chargers finished third behind Broncos, Chiefs each of last two seasons,Cheap Jerseys, and were swept by Denver, Kansas City in 2014. Rivers, safety Eric Weddle motivated to win in what could be their final year with Chargers, but Bolts still could miss postseason.
IMPORTANT ADDITIONS: CB Patrick Robinson,Wholesale Jerseys; S Jimmy Wilson,Wholesale NFL Jerseys; WRs Stevie Johnson and Jacoby Jones; G Orlando Franklin; DL Mitch Unrein; RB Melvin Gordon,Wholesale Stitched NFL Jerseys; LB Denzel Perryman.
IMPORTANT LOSSES: C Nick Hardwick; G Jeromey Clary,China NFL Jerseys; OLB Jarret Johnson.
OPEN CAMP: July 30, San Diego.
LAST YEAR: Went from 5-1,Wholesale NFL Jerseys, including Week 2 home upset of Seattle, to missing playoffs for fourth time in five seasons. Couldn't hang with elite of AFC, losing consecutive December home games to Patriots and Broncos. Needed only to win season finale at Kansas City, against backup quarterback Chase Daniel, but lost 19-7 as QB Philip Rivers was sacked seven times.
CAMP NEEDS: Chargers have to get offensive line jelling, running game moving forward and pass rush nastier. Franklin was obtained to form big wall with LT King Dunlap to better protect Rivers and open holes for Gordon. Chris Watt, one of five players to start at center last year, will be starter in his second season. Chargers had only 26 sacks last year and will be asking a lot of LBs Melvin Ingram and Jerry Attaochu.