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Kraska's Take: Last-minute interception saves the day

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San Diego Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen celebrates after scoring against the St. Louis Rams during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy) San Diego Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen celebrates after scoring against the St. Louis Rams during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers passes against the St. Louis Rams during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi) San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers passes against the St. Louis Rams during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)
SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - One thing I've learned through all my years of covering the Chargers is the minute you count this team out, it tends to do something extraordinary to get right back into the race. A loss Sunday to the St. Louis Rams would have been devastating to the Bolts' chances of making the postseason and yet, when defeat was imminent, a Marcus Gilchrist interception at the goal line, with less than a minute to play, saved the day. Chargers beat the Rams, 27-24. Whew!

Have we not learned out lesson by now? Have we not seen this team rise from the ashes enough times to know better? The victories may not be all Picassos, but when a win is absolutely critical, and perhaps a little unlikely, these Chargers will fight and claw and often times surprise us in a very pleasant way. In many regards, they feed off the doubters.

Suddenly San Diego has won two straight, improving its record to 7-4 and jumps to 7th in the conference standings just one rung below the playoffs. Yes, the final five games on the schedule are brutal: at Baltimore, New England, Denver, at San Fran and at KC. I think it'll take at least 3 wins to lock up a spot in the tournament. Do you doubt that our Chargers can pull if off? You probably do, and I'll bet that's just fine by them.

What did you think of the game? Chime in with YOUR take in the comments section below or Tweet Kyle - @KyleKraska 

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