(SAN DIEGO) — The San Diego Chargers haven’t won a playoff game since 2008, but are thankful to have a shot against the Bengals on Sunday to get back on the winning side.
San Diego punched their ticket into the playoffs last Sunday after beating the Chiefs in overtime and also had the Dolphins and Ravens lose earlier in the day, which gave them the opportunity.
“We’ve all got a shot,” Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers said on Monday. “You play them one at a time. We got a Cincinnati team that hasn’t lost at their place all year, it’s a tough task we have.”
The Bengals went 8-0 at home and Rivers knows the challenge they will bring on defense.
“You prepare as hard as you possibly can,” Rivers said of the mentality this week. “You go play as hard as you can and it’s really nothing more than that.”
Chargers head coach Mike McCoy understands that every team has the same record now once the playoffs start.
“Everyone’s playing for the same thing,” McCoy said. “It’s all or nothing every weekend now, there’s only a few teams left and you got to play your best football and you’ve got to find a way to win one week at a time.”
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Seth Fiegerman, CNN