Baltimore Ravens vs San Diego Chargers: Keys to Victory

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Nov 24, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; Baltimore Ravens running back Justin Forsett (29) runs with the ball against the New Orleans Saints during the first quarter of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Ravens defeated the Saints 34-27. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

While Monday night’s game over the Saints could easily be called a “must win,” the developments in the rest of the AFC North are turning every week into a must win for the Ravens.  The division is truly a horse race at this point, and you surely can’t afford for your horse to stumble out of the gate.

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This week the 7-4 Ravens host the 7-4 San Diego Chargers at home in another tough matchup.  The Chargers are involved in a heated race of their own in the AFC West as they try and keep pace with the 7-4 Kansas City Chiefs and 8-3 Denver Broncos. After starting the season out hot and going 5-1, the Chargers lost three straight before beating the lowly Raiders and Rams the last two weeks.

Sunday starts another brutal stretch for San Diego, who must face the Patriots, Broncos, 49’ers, and Chiefs to close things out. You could almost say that this week is a must win for them as well.  Things aren’t as gloomy for the Ravens, who take on the Dolphins, Jaguars, Texans, and Browns down the stretch.

So what will it take for the Ravens to beat a very good Chargers team at home this week, effectively avoiding a letdown from their big win Monday night?  We took a look beneath the surface to come up with this week’s Baltimore Ravens vs San Diego Chargers keys to victory.  Click next to see them all.