The Chargers had one of the easiest schedules in the league (AFC SOUTH and NFC WEST). The only team they beat with a winning record was the Dolphins. But the real reason they were able to survive was because they have a legit FQB that masks many weaknesses. And JV, I love you, but I wouldn't say that the Ravens weathered the storm. They went 2-3 without Lamar - not scoring more than 17 points in any of those games (averaging 11 ppg). They had banked enough wins (8-4) before he got hurt.