Chargers cling to slim playoff hopes

The San Diego Chargers like putting mathematical odds and equations to test.

After ending a six-game losing streak Monday night by defeating Jacksonville, the Chargers now stand 5-7 and believe they still have some chance at the postseason with four games to play and trailing both Denver and Oakland by two games.

The Chargers have pulled off the unlikely before, with their most bizarre instance being in 2008 when they won their last four regular-season games to finish 8-8 and made the postseason thanks to the Broncos' late-season collapse.

This time around, the Chargers' road would appear to be even tougher with two teams ahead of them and the Kansas City Chiefs tied with them. But Philip Rivers told the San Diego Union-Tribune that the Chargers remain hopeful that the unlikely could happen again.

“We’ve been down (three) with four to go,” Rivers said of 2008. “Now we’re down two with four to go.”

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