Los Angeles Chargers: 5 Reasons why they’ll win the AFC West

Nov 6, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers running back Melvin Gordon (28) stumbles at the end of a second quarter run against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 6, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers running back Melvin Gordon (28) stumbles at the end of a second quarter run against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports /
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Sep 13, 2015; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen (13) reacts after a catch during the second half of the game against the Detroit Lions at Qualcomm Stadium. San Diego won 33-28. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 13, 2015; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen (13) reacts after a catch during the second half of the game against the Detroit Lions at Qualcomm Stadium. San Diego won 33-28. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports /

1. The Chargers Receiving Corps

I don’t know about you, but I believe that the Chargers have the best group of receivers in the AFC West. This group of receivers is going to give defensive coordinators and defensive backs all kinds of trouble in 2017.

Keenan Allen will be returning, Mike Williams will be opposite Allen, and Travis Benjamin will give corners nightmares in the slot. Not to mention, Los Angeles has two very good tight ends with Antonio Gates and Hunter Henry and other secondary weapons such as Tyrell Williams at the disposal of Philip Rivers.

A steady dose of Melvin Gordon will open up the passing game for these guys and vise versa. The Los Angeles Chargers are going to have an extremely dangerous offense this upcoming season and there won’t be much that teams in the AFC West will be able to do about it. Sure, there are great secondaries in the division. However, a great secondary can only do so much against a receiving corps as deep as the Chargers’.

Next: Could Melvin Gordon Rush For 2,000 Yards In 2017?

Get ready Chargers fans — don’t be making Sunday plans with friends in January just yet, because you might have a playoff game to attend.