San Diego's extra motivation
San Diego has a great all around team this year but I think there were a few things that gave them some extra motivation this year.
FIrst off, nobody thought they would win more than 1 or 2 games this year. A lot of people said Tomlinson was wasting his time when he signed his new contract with the Chargers. Then they were snubbed by the Manning family before and during the draft. Finally their top draft pick held out for a bigger contract in training camp. Now they win the division and are in the playoffs...with Drew Brees. Part of it was their talent but I really think they had a mission to prove everybody was wrong about them.
I wish the Vikes could do the same thing. Everybody says we are chokers who don't finish well, don't play defense well, etc. They need to use that as motivation and prove everybody wrong.