Though the Los Angeles Chargers’ three-game winning streak came to a halt, the bye week comes at a good time.
Right at the halfway point of the season, the Chargers sit at 3-5 but aren’t out of the race by a long shot, particularly with how bad the Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders have been this season.
Though the Kansas City Chiefs could end up running away with the division, a Wild Card berth is still well within reach.
The Chargers have done some things quite well. The pass rush has been great and the pass defense has been solid. Keenan Allen has bounced back from his torn ACL and the team has some great young pieces to build around for years to come.
But if this team is to make a postseason run in 2017, there are some things it needs to shore up. The bye week is the time to do that. Following the time off, the Chargers’ next three games are against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Buffalo Bills and Dallas Cowboys. Two of those three games will be on the road and if the season ended today, both Jacksonville and Buffalo would be in the playoffs.
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So what is it that the Chargers can work to improve during their week off? Here are three areas the team is lacking in at the moment.