The 2011 season started well for the San Diego Chargers as the club stormed out of the gates with a 4-1 record. Prior clubs had often struggled with poor starts leaving the Chargers scrambling at the end of the season to secure a playoff spot. There was no playoff spot for the San Diego Chargers in the 2011 season and it was now two straight years out of the postseason for the lightning bolt. Somehow head coach Norv Turner has survived an 8-8 year that saw a six game losing streak midway through last season. Now entering his six season in San Diego Norv Turner has compiled a 52-34 record but missing the postseason for a third consecutive season may draw his era with the Chargers to a screeching halt.
The current regular season win total odds for the 2012 San Diego Chargers has been set at 9 ½ wins. Under 9 ½ wins is the prohibitive -150 odds favorite with over 9 ½ runs returning +120 odds. The odds used for the San Diego Chargers win total were captured from Top Bet sportsbook.
The team finished in a three way tie with the Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders in the AFC west division and failed to advance to the playoffs by losing the tiebreaker to the Broncos. The club was fifth last year in scoring offense and six in yardage. What was the Chargers downfall like it was two seasons ago were the turnovers. The team rained 21st in the league with 28 turnovers. Phillip Rives completed nearly 63% of his passes a season ago with 27 touchdowns and 20 interceptions. Following last season Rivers stood up for their teams head coach by placing the blame solely on himself for the mistakes he made under center. The team added a good short yardage back in 2012 in LeRon McClain. Ryan Mathews showed promise last season by leading the team in rushing with 1091 yards and a very good 4.9 yards per carry. The club was 22nd last year in scoring defense allowing over 23 points per game. They still had problems getting to the quarterback as San Diego had 32 sacks which was 25th in the league. The Chargers draw a difficult schedule as the team must compete against the NFC South and AFC North this season. Given the teams track record of self-destructing the only way to play this season win total is under the number of 9 ½ wins at the sports book.