AFC West Week 8 preview and predictions: Division could go winless Sunday

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 14: Jacoby Brissett #7 of the Indianapolis Colts runs into the end zone for a touchdown against the Denver Broncos during the first half at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 14, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 14: Jacoby Brissett #7 of the Indianapolis Colts runs into the end zone for a touchdown against the Denver Broncos during the first half at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 14, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /
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SAN DIEGO, CA – NOVEMBER 09: Melvin Gordon #28 of the San Diego Chargers runs with the ball during the first half of a game against the Chicago Bears at Qualcomm Stadium on November 9, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA – NOVEMBER 09: Melvin Gordon #28 of the San Diego Chargers runs with the ball during the first half of a game against the Chicago Bears at Qualcomm Stadium on November 9, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) /

Los Angeles Chargers at Chicago Bears

The Los Angeles Chargers are in rough shape right now, recently losing to the Tennessee Titans on a fumble at the one-yard line. Expected to be a Super Bowl contender this season, the Chargers are one of the worst teams in the AFC, and it won’t get any easier for them this weekend.

Los Angeles has to make the trip across the country to take on the Chicago Bears, who have their own issues at this point. It still remains to be seen as to if Mitchell Trubisky is actually a franchise quarterback, so do not expect this one to set any records for points scored on Sunday.

I expect the Chargers will keep this one close, like they do most games, but in the end, the Bears defense will force Philip Rivers into a turnover to seal the game. Chicago still needs to figure out who Trubisky is, but in this one, he will play just good enough to allow the Bears to send their home fans home happy.

Prediction: Bears 21, Chargers 17