Keenan Allen - Having him healthy for the whole year has been awesome. He has finally showed people just how good he can be being the first player with 3 straight games off <10 rec, 100+ yds, and 1+ TDs. Rivers trusts him and Allen makes the plays most of the time.
Your best 3 players this season
Keenan Allen, Joey Bosa, Casey Hayward
Newcomer of the season
Russell Okung - Really helped solidify the offensive line this year, one that is starting a bunch of young guys. He has had some injury of late but overall he has had a very good year for us.
Have to say Desmond King was a close second, the rookie 5th rounder has been outplaying his draft slot by far and looks to be another solid youngster for our defense.
Keenan Allen - He has been having a very solid year
Casey Hayward - Was hard not putting Bosa here but he hasn't been quite as amazing of late. Casey has played awesome all season and turned into a shutdown corner for the team taking away some of the burden left with Verrett whom is often injured.
Coach of the year
Gus Bradley - He has helped turn this defense into a good unit overall. I had some concerns to begin the year but Gus has helped bring the best defense this team has had in well over 10 years.
Grade Weeks 1-4
F - Went 0-4, let Denver sneak bye with a missed FG that could have sent the game to OT, let Miami win with a missed FG (see a trend?), laid a dud against KC, then lost by 2 against Philly
Grade Weeks 5-9
C - 3-1 finally learning how to play, first win @NYG then again @Oakland though both closer than they should have been... then shutout Denver for our first win in LA since 1960. Tough game @NE to before the bye week.
Grade Weeks 10-13
A - 3-1 which should have been 4-0. Gave away a crazy game @Jags with one of the most bizarre final 2 minutes I can remember. Then demolished Buffalo, dominated the Cowboys on Thanksgiving day, and then made up for last year beating the Browns.
Grade Weeks 14-17
C - 2-1 with a big game left. Solid win against the Redskins then another terrible lost versus KC with the division title on the line. Beat the Jets but let them hang around too long with their backup QB.
Overall Season Grade
All things considered I would say a B for the season. Coming off of 2 horrible years, the team moving from SD to LA, a new head coach, playing in a soccer stadium.. etc, etc, etc... I didn't expect much out of this year even though I knew we had some good pieces to work with. I really can't complain too much because if we had a decent kicker then division title is probably ours. We've only really had 2 games (both KC games) which I felt we were outclassed. I fully expected this year to be another down year as things started to gel especially with the rough start going 0-4... to be sitting here going into week 17 with a chance at the playoffs still, I can't be mad.
Defense by far, they have kept the team in basically every game this year.
Best 3 Performances
vs Buffalo, @ Dallas on Thanksgiving, and shutting out Denver
Worst 3 Performances
Both KC games which we never had control and the Jets game when they let a bottom third team stick around even with their backup QB
Most Enjoyable Win
This is tough, probably @Dallas on Thanksgiving because of the domination on a big stage. I really liked seeing Denver shut out for the first time since the 90s and putting up 54 on Buffalo but still think the Dallas game was a tick more enjoyable.
Dec 16th @KC... game that could have put the team in good position to win the division, most important game they've played in many years... they laid a dud with the lights the brightest.
What Three Things Have Defined Your Season
Kicking... currently on kicker #5 who also missed his first FG with the team. The Bosa/Ingram combo which has helped spur the resurgence of a strong defense. Overcoming early mistakes, growing as a team and learning to be a better team which makes next season promising.
How Confident Are You Heading Into The Post Season/Next Season? (1-5)
4.5 - I am very confident going into next season because we have the players and we have what seems to be a coach that pushes the players finally, something I've missed since Marty Schottenheimer. I'm looking forward to see how this team can progress and see if Rivers can finally get a shot at a ring.
What Would You Like Your Team to Address in The Off-Season?
KICKER!!! That would have helped us with a couple more wins this year. Also they need to shore up the run defense with a solid DT/NT to clog lanes and MLB to pair with Perryman. A new starting RT would be nice as well as someone to groom at QB depending on who is available.
Rest of The League
Who is your NFL MVP for 2017
Which team (other than your own) impressed you the most?
Rams, they usually have a pretty good D but this year they have had the offense to go with it... Goff's improvement from year one to year two has been amazing.
The player you would take for your own team (just one)
Luke Kuechly - Keep building on a strong defense