It’s Rivalry Week at SB Nation, so expect to feel a lot of strong emotions and re-live some of the best memories you’ve ever had as a fan.
To kick things off, I thought I’d ask a simple question: Who are the Chargers’ biggest rivals?
Is it potentially a team from outside of the division?
Is it the team that the Chargers play the closest every single time?
What do you all take into consideration when trying to answer a question like this?
One of those things to consider is the win-loss records against other teams. Here are the records within the division:
- Broncos: 52-67-1 (Chargers hold edge in total point differential 2,573-2,546)
- Chiefs: 55-63-1 (Chiefs hold the edge in total point differential 2,401-2,641)
- Raiders: 54-64-2 (Raiders hold edge in total point differential 2,596-2,613)
So, of course, none of these records in the Chargers’ favor. Unfortunately, every team in the division has a rich history of being successful at more than one time in their franchise’s history. Every team expect the Bolts also boasts at least one Super Bowl victory.
The AFC West has been one of the best divisions in the NFL over the last decade. In the 2010s, the Broncos had their turn at the top while the Chiefs just finished their decade on the highest note possible. The Raiders have been pretty bad for awhile, as we all know, and the Bolts have been somewhere in between all of that.
At this point in time, who would you consider to be the Bolt’s biggest rival?
Who are the Chargers’ biggest rivals?
This poll is closed
Kansas City Chiefs
Las Vegas Raiders
And now for some links.
Chris Hayre talks Jerry Tillery and his importance to the 2020 defense (Chargers.com)
Jason Reed takes an early look at the 2020 matchup with the New England (Bolt Beat)
Jason Reed looks at the greatest Chargers to wear the #77 (Bolt Beat)
Nick Wojton reports on multiple teams having “legitimate interest” in QB Colin Kaepernick (The Touchdown Wire)
Kyler Murray and DeAndre Hopkins are working out together (Pro Football Talk)
Mike Florio reports on NFL Agents being asked to advise their clients on all the latest COVID-19 guidelines (Pro Football Talk)
Adam Teicher highlights the massive leg on Chiefs K Harrison Butker (ESPN)
Check out Jay Glazer’s latest mailbag (The Athletic)