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Chargers can clinch playoff berth with win against Colts

Nov 27, 2022; Glendale, AZ, USA;  Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) celebrates with fans after winning 25-24 against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Michael Chow-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Michael Chow-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Chargers will clinch a playoff berth with a win Monday night in Indianapolis against the Colts.

The team is seeking it first playoff spot since 2018, and the path was made easier after both the New England Patriots and Las Vegas Raiders lost on Saturday.

The Chargers (8-6) currently are the No. 6 seed in the AFC, just ahead of the Miami Dolphins (8-7). The top seven teams from each conference advance to the postseason.

And Chargers players know they have their playoff fate in their hands.

“We don’t have to look over our shoulders or be fans of other teams,” safety Derwin James Jr. said, per the Los Angeles Times. “When you can control your own destiny, it’s what’s good.”

James, who missed the past two games with a quad strain, is expected to return against the Colts (4-9-1).

The Chargers close the season with the Los Angeles Rams on Jan. 1 and at the Denver Broncos on Jan. 8.

–Field Level Media

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