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Philip Rivers says Chargers could have gone undefeated or 6-10 in 2018

Philip Rivers

The Los Angeles Chargers went 12-4 this past season, finishing tied with the Kansas City Chiefs for the best record in the AFC.

However, quarterback Philip Rivers says that the Chargers’ road to regular-season success in 2018 was hardly easy, noting that things easily could have gone the other way:

“We could have won them all,” Rivers told Nick Hardwick and Jon Schaeffer of XTRA 1360 in San Diego. “Like we could have gone undefeated. We could have. And we also could have gone 6-10.”

Rivers is essentially saying that a lot of NFL games are close and require one big play or a lucky bounce here and there in order to win, and he is 100 percent right about that.

Still, this is a Los Angeles team loaded with talent, and there is a reason why many feel the Bolts will once again be a legitimate Super Bowl contender heading into 2019.

The Chargers ended up notching a Wild Card berth this past season, as the Chiefs held the tiebreaker to win the AFC West division title. Los Angeles then went on to defeat the Baltimore Ravens in the Wild Card Round of the playoffs before getting thumped by the New England Patriots in the Divisional Round the following week.

Rivers and Co. have made the playoffs just twice since 2010, with the 2018 campaign representing their first double-digit win season since 2009. The Chargers are also looking to make it past the Divisional Round for the first time since the 2007-08 season, when they made it all the way to the AFC Championship Game before falling to the Patriots.