It’s been more than a decade since the Los Angeles Chargers and New England Patriots met in a postseason game. But the quarterbacks of both franchises are still the same as Philip Rivers looks to enact revenge on now 41-year-old Tom Brady.
NFL playoff action will kick off on Sunday with the Los Angeles Chargers making the long trip east to face the Baltimore Ravens in the second AFC Wild Card game. A matchup that features two teams that should be very familiar with one another, considering their last meeting took place just a couple of weeks ago. Both teams entered that crucial Week 16 game in need of a win to stay alive in closely-contested division races.
Saturday night’s matchup between the Baltimore Ravens and the Los Angeles Chargers could prove to be The Ghost of Football Yet to Come. With last week’s 20-12 win against Tampa Bay, the Ravens (8-6) are now in sole possession of the AFC's second wild-card spot, lurking a half-game behind the inconsistent Steelers in the AFC North with two games remaining.
The Kansas City Chiefs will host the Los Angeles Chargers for an all-important AFC West showdown to kick off Week 15 action in the NFL. And there will be far more than bragging rights at stake when these division rivals square off for the second time this season, this time on Thursday in primetime.
The Los Angeles Chargers and Cincinnati Bengals are heading in two markedly different directions. The Chargers, rising to 9-3, have to be careful not to look ahead to a monstrous matchup against their AFC West rival, Kansas City, on Thursday night. With a win this weekend, that game could be for the division title and even home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.
It's a matchup of AFC contenders on "Sunday Night Football" as the Steelers host the Chargers. These two teams last met in San Diego back in 2015 with the Steelers picking up a 24-20 victory. Pittsburgh has actually won nine of the last 11 meetings in this series. The Chargers are coming off a solid win over the Cardinals, while the Steelers lost a tough one in Denver against the Broncos.
The Los Angeles Chargers just couldn’t put away the Denver Broncos last week. Denver hung around long enough to snap the Chargers’ six-game winning streak despite L.A. out-gaining the Broncos 479-325. The reeling Arizona Cardinals will likely need to pull a similar trick to upset the Chargers this week.
It's the first of two meetings between division rivals as the Chargers host the Broncos on Sunday. These two teams will switch venues on Dec. 30 for a Week 17 affair that could help decide the Chargers' playoff standing. Last year these two split their two meetings with the Chargers winning 21-0 at home and Denver taking its home contest 24-21. The common thread in both games was that the Broncos had a problem with turnovers. They had five total while the Chargers had just one. These two have actually split their last 26 meetings in L.A./San Diego.
The Los Angeles Chargers and the Oakland Raiders couldn't be on opposite ends of the spectrum if they have tried. The Chargers are one of the hottest teams in the NFL, while the Raiders have been one of the league's most disappointing.
After beginning the season 1-2, the Chargers have won five games in a row. Two of the Chargers wins have come on the road, including last week's win over the Seattle Seahawks.