Revised prediction: San Diego Chargers

Chargers reporter Eric D. Williams reviews his season prediction at the midway point of the season:

Preseason prediction: 10-6

Prediction holds: 10-6

Why the San Diego Chargers will finish 10-6: There will be no revision of my preseason prediction. At 5-4 with four out of seven games remaining at home, I believe the Chargers can win five more games and get to 10-6. Will it be easy? Nope. The Chargers face potential playoff teams Baltimore, New England, Denver, San Francisco and Kansas City in the final five games of 2014, with three of those on the road. And coach Mike McCoy’s group lost the team’s first three games after the bye week last season. However, San Diego should be healthier after the bye. Defensive coordinator John Pagano will make some adjustments so that his group performs better on third down, and offensive coordinator Frank Reich will do the same thing to improve his unit’s issues running the football. A healthy Ryan Mathews will add juice to the run game. And the Chargers have Mr. December, Philip Rivers. Since taking over as the team’s starting quarterback in 2006, Rivers is 30-6 in December. It’s the most wins in that month by an NFL quarterback over that time frame. In September I predicted the Chargers would finish the season 4-3. San Diego will have to do one game better, going 5-2 down the final stretch, to get to 10-6. And if the Chargers get to 10 wins, I think they'll reach the postseason for a second straight year.