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San Diego Chargers 2008 Odds - AFC Western Division Championship

Written by:
Mary Montgomery
Published on:
Aug/15/2008

The San Diego Chargers are listed with the second best odds to win the 2008 AFC Championship. They are tied with the Indianapolis Colts at +450 for a payout potential of $450 for every $100 bet at SBG Global.

In the Western Division there is not a whole lot of value betting the Chargers. They were listed with -400 odds to win this otherwise sad sack division requiring a $400 bet to win $100.

Broncos +600

Chiefs +1100

Raiders +1100

Chargers -400

Here was the Athlon summary of the San Diego Chargers which helps reinforce those magnificent odds given to the team to win both the AFC Western Division and the AFC Championship.

This time last year the Chargers were scratching their heads over a clumsy coaching move, with Norv Turner replacing Marty Schottenheimer. This year, the Chargers don't enter the season on such a tumultuous note. And they're hoping the campaign ends in a Super manner. The Chargers are legitimate contenders for another deep run into the playoffs, and anything less than advancing to the Super Bowl will be a disappointment.

LaDainian Tomlinson is at the summit of his Hall of Fame career, Philip Rivers should be healthy after serious knee surgery. The defense is stingy, built around forcing turnovers. The front office didn't alter the roster much; there was no need to after the Chargers advanced to the AFC Championship Game.

The Chargers did lose key players in fullback Lorenzo Neal, safety Marlon McCree and nickelback Drayton Florence. But replacements were found in-house or through the draft. The Chargers have won three of the last four AFC West titles. Their aspirations, though, are much higher. Still, there are some red flags. Pro Bowl tight end Antonio Gates hopes to rebound from toe surgery, as does center Nick Hardwick from a foot operation. Second-year pro Eric Weddle must fill the void left by McCree's defection. and rookie Antoine Cason has to prove he's an NFL nickelback. While no team is without blemishes, the Chargers don't have many.

It should be noted that the Chargers had +600 odds to win the 2009 Super Bowl.

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Mary Montgomery, Gambling911.com

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