Defensive tackle Jamal Williams practiced for the second straight day and that's good news for the…
The Bolts will win the Super Bowl
The Chargers will run the Tennessee Titans out of Qualcomm Stadium. San Diego has outscored its opponents 81-0 in the first quarter of home games this season, and the Titans are not built to play from behind -- especially with TE Bo Scaife and WR Roydell Williams out with injuries.
The win will send the Chargers to Indianapolis, where they will face a Colts team that struggles with San Diego's size and physicality. The Chargers have won two straight against the Colts; it would be three straight were it not for a fourth-quarter kickoff return touchdown by Dominic Rhodes in 2004.
The last time the Chargers traveled to Indianapolis was in 2005, when San Diego pulled off a 26-17 upset and ended the Colts' unbeaten season in Week 15.
Another win in Indy will send the Chargers to New England to face the 17-0 Patriots. The Chargers will be aided by a snowy field and 25-degree weather that will dampen the Patriots' potent offense. The Chargers will control time of possession with a heavy dose of LaDainian Tomlinson, keeping the chains moving and Tom Brady on the sideline.
When Brady is on the field, the Chargers will bring pressure with Shawne Merriman and Shaun Phillips (21 sacks combined) and force Brady to throw into blustering winds, only to find Antonio Cromartie and Clinton Hart (15 interceptions combined) sitting on his routes.
The Chargers will handle whoever the NFC has to offer in the Super Bowl -- after beating the Colts and Patriots on the road, the Super Bowl win will be a foregone conclusion.
The precedent has been set for a Chargers victory. Look at the Colts. They boasted the league's best record in 2005 only to lose their first playoff game. They came back the next year, tested themselves throughout a trying regular season and went on to win the Super Bowl.
True, the Colts did not change coaches between their playoff pratfall and their Super Bowl success. However, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers did just that, firing Tony Dungy after a playoff season in 2001 only to win the Super Bowl under Jon Gruden in 2002.
The Chargers have momentum. They have favorable matchups. They have history that indicates what they set out to accomplish can be done. All they have left is a one-month wait before they can officially proclaim themselves champions.
Click here for John Connelly's explanation why the Bolts will not win The Big One.
Do you believe the Chargers have what it takes to win the Super Bowl? Thresh it out in our message boards.
Michael Lombardo is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America and a long-time contributor to the Scout.com network. He has followed the Chargers for more than 14 years and covered the team since 2003.
SDBoltReport.com Recommended Stories
Week 8: Super Sleepers
Every week, Fantasy Football Expert Jeb Gorham digs in his list of rankings to find the best sleepers for deeper formats. Consider giving these players a chance, but be aware of the risk! Tampa Bay…Read More
Watch: Sailfish Goes Psycho!
Check out this classic video of Dan Larson battling an acrobatic sailfish on a trip to the world-famous Tropic Star Lodge in Panama.Read More
BOMBS AWAY: ISIS BEFORE AND AFTER AIRSTRIKE
Photographer Bulent Kilic captured these amazing images of ISIS members who were on the very wrong end of an allied bombing in Turkey.Read More
TBT: Pumpkin Carving With A Handgun
While many hunters are focused on pursuing big game in late October, it’s also time to make sure you’re ready for Halloween, and specifically trick-or-treaters. In this throwback Thursday video,…Read More
Sullivan weighs seriousness of concussions
John Sullivan has suffered five concussions in his seven-year career, but he doesn’t believe his future is “in doubt.” He weighs the severity of the concussions against the number of them.Read More