Is the loser tonight in trouble? The Colts have the Titans closing in while the Chargers may only need 8-9 wins to secure the woeful AFC West. The game is being played this evening in order to allow CBS announcer Jim Nantz to watch the game while wearing his Colts footie pajamas. San Diego entered the season widely regarded as The Most Talented Team in the NFL; if this is true, then they are almost surely The Worst Coached Team in the NFL. The Chargers QB, 8 year-old Philip Rivers, is prone to hyperventilating when opposing teams call him names or jump up and down on the Chargers midfield logo. Self proclaimed classiest man in the NFL Complainian Tomlinson is still generally considered by people like Dan Dierdorf (and anyone who hasn't seen Adrian Peterson) to be the league's best RB. Chris Chambers is seen as an upgrade at WR (surely challenging the notion that this team was ever The Most Talented Team in the NFL). The Colts are trying to recover from the effects of losing last week's cataclysmic winner-take-all battle for bragging rights as The Best Team in the League Partway Through the Season. As we now know from watching Football Night in America and ESPN (and listening to Colt QB Elmer Manning), the Colts lost due to devastating injuries to Marvin Harrison and rookie OT Tony Ugoh; such injuries are, of course, unprecedented in NFL history. Against NE, the Colts offense consisted of heaving the ball downfield while hoping for absurd pass interference penalties, a strategy which worked remarkably well. Otherwise, the Colt offense was limited to a 1.5 yard check-down pass to Joseph Addai who scampered 73 yards for a TD after 4 NE defenders collided at midfield while seven others looked on in slack-jawed amazement. With the Colts missing Harrison, Gonzalez and possibly Clark, the pressure is squarely on the talented Addai. The Colts were unable to handle the NE pass rush when trailing last week (again, only because of the devastating injury to rookie OT Tony Ugoh and poor officiating). If the Colts cannot get Addai untracked, look for the Chargers to go hard after QB Elmer. Unless Charger Coach Norville, who may not realize that this is a night game, has nodded off. A Colt loss will no doubt see QB Elmer falling back on his vast experience to point fingers and make excuses. A Charger loss will end any hopes of being 5-4 after nine games and almost surely drop them from Peter King's Fine Fifteen, a crushing blow from which no team has ever recovered. Did I mention that the Colts have been decimated by injuries?