l presents that December can bring!"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections San Diego Chargers Daily LinksSan Diego Chargers NewsSan Diego Chargers OffseasonSan Diego Chargers HistorySan Diego Chargers HumorChargers Advent CalendarDecember 1: Kicking the Kicker WoesNew Jahleel Addae Color Rush Jersey ,3commentsWe spend a whole month looking forward to the wonderful presents that December can bring!ByJason MichaelsDec1, 2018,7:27am PSTShareTweetShareShareDecember 1: Kicking the Kicker WoesThis is a great time of year to be thankful for what we have, where we have been, and what the future holds. Although the Chargers have lost their way a bit in recent years, the month of December still holds such incredible promise! This advent calendar is an attempt to hearken back to these days of December joy. Each day will bring a new advent from the Bolts’ history that makes it wonderful to be a Chargers fan.Dec. 01: Kicking the Kicker Woes in 2018There’s no need to recap the challenges of the last two seasons, other than to breathe a sigh of collective relief that it is firmly, finally behind us. It hasn’t been pretty. It has been downright ugly at times Russell Okung Color Rush Jersey , costing the Chargers a playoff berth in 2017 and, surprisingly, not putting a total damper on the first half of 2018.Since 2016, the Chargers have gone 4-8 in games decided by three points or fewer. When the kicking unit isn’t a solid lock, it puts the entire team in a scary mindset. They know that, if the game comes down to the 4th quarter, getting ‘close’ isn’t close enough.There was reason to be optimistic in 2017, as Younghoe Koo was a youtube sensation. But after some positive press prior to the season Junior Seau Color Rush Jersey , Koo left quite a stink with the organization that fumbled its kicking competition. This was, however, just another way of maintaining the norm between 2002-2017, as the Chargers ranked 30th out of all teams for clutch kick success. There are some really, really interesting stats at this page if you are quite the nerd and want to find out why the Patriots know they’ve won the game before the ball is kicked (#1, 89.5%), and why the Chargers (#30, 63.6%) Desmond King Color Rush Jersey , Texans, and Panthers are conditioned to chew their fingernails.The Chargers tried to throw money at the problem in 2018, bringing in Caleb Sturgis to compete w—ohh, right, I said that I wouldn’t need to dig up our sordid past. The point of the matter is that the Chargers, on October 11, 2018 had the right idea in signing Mike Badgley. Ignoring the absolute nonsense of waiving Badgley on October 30 after a perfect game, the Chargers brought him back into the fold on November 5 and both he and the team have prospered because of it.The ‘Money Badger’ (which is an awesome nickname Corey Liuget Color Rush Jersey , btw) has been a perfect 9-9 on field goals and 16 of 17 on extra points. His kickoffs aren’t pretty, but they are improving. Most of the fans would agree that it is more desirable to get those 3-point guarantees at the cost of a few yards on kickoff (the coaches did not agree for one week, but that lesson was learned soon enough).-Jason “Merry her?I hardly KNOW her!” Michaels The game where the Chargers scored all the points."On this day all the way back in 1963, the Chargers hit a threshold that hasn’t been replicated by any other Chargers team in history.In just their eighth meeting in history, the Bolts put up a whopping 58 points en route to a 58-20 shellacking of the Broncos in San Diego. In the 55 years since that game was played, a team has only score 50+ points in a game twice, both coming from the Chargers on October 20th, 1968 (55-24) and then just 10 years ago on December 28th Dan Feeney Color Rush Jersey , 2008 (52-21). Although the Broncos may hold a firm advantage in the win column amongst these two squads, it’s still interesting to see that the Chargers have scored 40+ points 10 times in their rivalry while the Broncos have only hit that mark a total of three times. Although when you bring threshold down to 30+ points, things even out quite a bit with the Chargers at 28 games of 30+ to the Broncos 26.When looking back at history, it’s no surprise that the Bolts are familiar with high-scoring affairs. The Chargers were actually a part of the eighth-highest scoring game in NFL history with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1985 when they combined for 98 total points in what amounted to a 54-44 Chargers victory.In today’s game against the Baltimore Ravens, it’s highly unlikely that there will be anything close to offensive fireworks in this one but it’s always exciting to know that this team could pop-off at a moment’s notice.Happy Holidays, guys. Enjoy the game and I hope everyone gets what they asked for on Christmas Day.