By JR Schnesel
We live in a sensationalist world. Every second is precious. Every action is urgent. Every sandwich on every menu at every restaurant I visit is labeled “world famous.”
So, take the following with a hefty heap of salt if you must — I have about as much luck predicting Los Angeles Chargers seasons as I do finding foreign witnesses to corroborate said fame of the aforementioned sandwiches. I think that Sunday’s contest in Buffalo is an absolute must-win, and given that it’s also a game the Chargers should win, the warning alarms in my head are going absolutely bananas.
Now, before I go on, let me assure you, I know what you’re thinking:
Honestly, I can’t say I blame you. You’re right. It is the Bills. It is only Week 2. It was weird of me to start discussing lunch meat.
But, if you’ll indulge me for just a little bit longer, let me tell you why you also might be wrong.
First things first. Throw out Week 1. I understand the shock value in what Flacco did, but weird things happen in the first week of the season. Teams are still gelling — defenses and offensive lines especially — and unless you’re willing to staunchly defend the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New York Jets as this season’s burgeoning offensive powerhouses, I think we can come to an agreement that it’s at least within the realm of possibility that the Baltimore Ravens played a really good game, and the Bills might not be that...