Chargers predicted to be the best of the AFC West

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Adam Rank of NFL.com will be taking a division by division look at which teams should roll in 2019. He kicks off his series with a look at the AFC West where he says the Bolts are the best. He introduces this pick with the following hyperbole:

Members of the Los Angeles Chargers organization, fans of the team worldwide and those who love a quarterback who looks great in a bolo tie:

Today in Los Angeles, there is a child on a field throwing a football, intent on becoming the next Philip Rivers. There is a kid using fancy footwork to dodge his classmates in the schoolyard in hopes of becoming the next Melvin Gordon. There is a young athlete putting a swim move on an opponent and getting up the field, dreaming to be the next Joey Bosa.

Today, football is strong in Los Angeles. Both on the practice field of the Bolts, and in the hearts and minds of football fans around the region.

Yes, this is a great time to be a fan of the Los Angeles Chargers.
— Adam Rank, NFL.com

Why he thinks Charges are the best in the AFC West? Adam Rank singles out a couple pivotal games last year that impressed him.

The Chargers Come From Behind Win Against The Steelers

Rank writes, the Chargers came all the way back from a 23-7 halftime deficit in Pittsburgh to win, 33-30, with a field goal in the final seconds on Sunday night football last year. He notes that this had never happened before in the history of the Steelers—they entered that Week 13 game 174-0-1 all-time when ahead by 16 points at home.

Comeback victory against Chiefs

A couple weeks after stunning the Steelers, the Chargers got all magical again, rallying from a 28-14 fourth-quarter deficit to beat the host Chiefs, 29-28, Rank writes. L.A. clinched a playoff spot with this victory and snapped a nine-game losing streak against Kansas City, Rank writes.

Dropping The Ravens In The Wild Card Round

The Chargers went on the road to avenge their loss to Baltimore from a couple weeks earlier (more on that later), Rank writes. It was the franchise's first postseason win in five years, Rank writes.

Click the link at the bottom of this post to read Adam Rank’s full article on NFL.com. There, Adam evaluates the rest of the AFC West picture and forecasts honors, accolades and disappointments for each AFC West team.

(Lead Image: San Diego Chargers)