Originally posted on NBC San Diego  |  Last updated 12/12/11
Draw out every scenario. Calculate all the odds. In the end, they don't matter. For the San Diego Chargers to have their best chance at the playoffs this season, they must unequivocally, with 100 percent certainty, absolutely keep doing what they are doing, and that's win. So will be the message when the players return to work this week, just as it was Sunday when coach Norv Turner spoke in the locker room after a 37-10 pummeling of the Buffalo Bills. Those pesky Denver Broncos? Those eight-win New York Jets? "Those things are out of our control," safety Steve Gregory said Sunday. "We focus on us, and we see where the chips fall in the end." Mathematically, little is out of the equation. Heck, the Kansas City Chiefs (5-8) fired their head coach Monday, and they could still win the AFC West. Even the Chargers, with a hypothetical loss to the Baltimore Ravens this Sunday night, can edge an 8-8 Broncos team in the "best combined ranking among conference teams in points scored and points allowed"
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