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San Diego Chargers
The San Diego Chargers can go nowhere but up following a disappointing 4-12 2015 season. To be better in 2016, the Chargers first must win in the AFC West, where they finished 0-6 versus the Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, and Oakland Raiders. Fiery quarterback Philip Rivers has to have a bad taste in his mouth after the worst Chargers finish in his career. Cornerback Jason Verrett was San Diego's lone Pro Bowl selection, but this team has talent. Rivers can still be one of the NFL's most efficient passers and wide receiver Keenan Allen is a premier target. Veteran tight end Antonio Gates remains productive, and if the team can get production out of running backs Melvin Gordon and Danny Woodhead, this offense could be one of the most potent in the league. Still, there are too many question marks on defense for anyone to expect the Chargers to compete for anything more than the Wild Card. A big headline out of Chargers camp has been the standoff between the organization and former Ohio State star defensive end Joey Bosa, who the Chargers selected third overall in this years NFL Draft. Bosa is the only rookie to remain unsigned, and with the season rapidly approaching, everyone is wondering when a contract deal will be reached. The Chargers have a chance, but they will need a lot of things to go right to compete with the Chiefs, Broncos, and Raiders in what should be a competitive AFC West division.