2014 San Diego Chargers tickets are riding a wave of enthusiasm created by the resurgence of Philip Rivers and the Chargers in 2013. The Chargers, riding a renewed Philip Rivers who is thriving with new OC Mike McCoy, posted a 9-7 season, good enough to get them into the NFL Playoffs in the AFC. A winning Wild Card weekend game against the Cincinnati raised hopes before the Chargers fell to a Super Bowl bound Denver Broncos. A winning season though, along with some free agent pickups and a solid draft, have 2014 Chargers ticket holders primed for more.
Rivers looks like a new quarterback. Under Norv Turner, Rivers had no receivers and no imagination, coupled with no decision making ability. The Chargers brought in some better blockers through the draft (D.J. Fluker) and signed King Dunlap to protect the blind side. The addition of Keenan Allen as a wide receiver made for a much improved passing game. Allen caught 71 passes in his rookie season and with a year under his belt may be even better in 2014. Somewhere along the line San Diego must make a decision on Antonio gates, whose decline has become a drag on the offense. Danny Woodhead was also a big factor catching passes out of the backfield.
What happens with the Chargers defense will have an immediate impact on how well Chargers tickets pay off in the 2014 NFL season. Struggling most of the season, San Diego got some fire in their eyes late in the season as they help several good quarterbacks in check. 2014 #1 pick Jason Verrett will be an immediate starter. The sleeper her might be Jeremiah Attaochu, taken in the 2nd Round. Attaochu brings an immense upside and his presence should help boost a pass rush struggling to bring heat.
The San Diego Chargers schedule is going to be tough. The NFC West, with the Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers, and Arizona Cardinals highlights the NFC slate. The Broncos are the problem in the AFC West and San Diego gets a home and away with the defending AFC Champions. Then, there’s the New England Patriots and the much improved Kansas City Chiefs. Maintaining the upward momentum with a schedule like that is going to be the challenge and the fun of San Diego Chargers tickets in 2014.Eric Drouant