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|Colours:||Powder blue, sunshine gold & white|
|Hall of Famers:||Lance Alworth, Ron Mix, Dan Fouts, Kellen Winslow,Charlie Joiner, Fred Dean, Junior Seau, LaDainian Tomlinson, Bobby Beathard|
|Hall of Fame Coaches:||Sid Gillman|
|Rivals:||Las Vegas Raiders|
|Legends:||Lance Alworth, Junior Seau, LaDainian Tomlinson, John Hadl, Charlie Joiner, Ron Mix, Kellen Winsolw, Antonio Gates, Dan Fouts & Philip Rivers|
|Retired Numbers:||14, 19, 21 & 55|
|Super Bowl Championships:||0|
|Conference Championships:||1: 1994|
|1st 2020 Draft Pick:||#6 Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon|
|2020 Power Ranking:||22|
|Team in a Tweet:||Inconsistent to become a real threat in the postseason, but Justin Herbert could create a much-needed spark.|
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When the Los Angeles Chargers started their rein in 1960 for the American Football League (a rival league to the National Football League), nobody thought they would leave the city after just one year.
But that was the case for the Chargers as even after winning the AFC Western division in their first year was not enough to get the fans flocking through the gate as owner Barron Hilton (who managed hotels and then created the Hilton Hotel chain), moved the franchise to San Diego, a year later.
Throughout their 55 year stint in San Diego from 1961-2016, the Chargers tasted various amounts of success (mainly in the 60s) albeit in short bursts here and there, but it was largely thanks to Hall of Fame coach Sid Gillman who made the Chargers an exciting team to watch, as they were high scoring which pleased the crowd.
With the AFL dying a slow death compared to the NFL, the Chargers introduced future Hall of Famers Lance Alworth, Kieth Lincoln, Paul Lowe and John Hadl who rejuvenated the AFL. On top of that they sparked the Chargers to five divisional championships in the first six years of the AFL, including clinching the AFC title in 1963 with a win over Boston.
By 1970, the AFL and NFL merged together to create the NFL. Meanwhile the Chargers would have to wait 13 years before they tasted the success of the 60s. Their moment came when they hired Don Coryell as coach for the 1978 to the 1986 seasons, and it paid dividends in 1979 when they won the division championship, mainly thanks to his style of play.
Coryell’s style of play was often referred to as “Air Coryell” which was a very offensive orientated game plan led by quarterback Dan Foults. With “Air Coryell” in full effect, the Chargers led the NFL in passing yards in all the years Coryell coached the team.
The Chargers then went back-to-back claiming the division titles in 1980 and 1981, as well as making back-to-back AFC Championship games during the same years, but ultimately fell short of a maiden Super Bowl berth.
It would be another 10 years before the Chargers made the playoffs this time with Bobby Ross coaching the team. After claiming the AFC West division title with a 11-5 record, they couldn’t make the most of their season as they lost the divisional round.
However, two years later the Chargers appeared in their maiden Super Bowl appearance after winning the AFC West division with a 11-5 record, then beating Miami in the division playoff and overcoming Pittsburgh by four points in the AFC Championship game, but fell to the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XXIX.
They made the playoffs the next year but crashed out in the wildcard round to the Indianapolis Colts. It would be a further eight year wait before the Chargers made the playoffs again, when in 2004 they made it to the wildcard round but fell to the New York Jets.
They made the playoffs from 2006 to 2009, but mostly fell out in the division playoffs. The closest the Chargers came to a second Super Bowl showing was in 2007, when they lost the AFC Championship game to New England.
They reached the playoffs in 2013 losing in the divisional round, which would subsequently be the last time they made the playoffs under the San Diego Chargers name. By 2016 Chargers owner Alex G. Sapos decided to move the franchise back to Los Angeles so they could play in a new stadium and enter the second biggest media market in the US.
By 2017, they returned back to LA, and although they missed the playoff by one game (they finished with nine wins which meant they ended the season in second place in the AFC West, compared to the Kansas City Chiefs who made the playoffs with 10 wins).
They made up for it a year later, when they returned to the playoffs for the first time since 2013. However, they went out in the divisional round. They couldn’t back up a playoff spot in 2019 as they finished bottom of the AFC West division with a 5-11 record.
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Following a playing career that spanned from 1992-1999, Anthony Lynn jumped straight into coaching in 2000. After 17 years of assistant and specialist positions, 2017 saw Anthony Lynn become the 16th head coach in Chargers franchise history.
In just his second season (2018), Lynn led the Chargers to their first playoff appearance since 2013 and their best record since 2009 with a 12-4 season. Following his first losing season in 2019, Lynn and the Chargers parted ways with 16-year franchise quarterback Phillip Rivers.
Rivers departure will allow Lynn to establish a new era for the Chargers offense, with Tyrod Taylor and Justin Herbert competing for snaps as first string quarterbacks. Lynn has been a good coach, with a winning record in two of his three seasons with the Chargers. However, if last year’s 5-11 season is repeated in 2020, then Lynn could find himself under immense pressure to retain his job beyond this season.
Often overlooked amongst his position, Keenan Allen has consistently been the Chargers biggest threat at wide receiver, having posted three consecutive seasons with 1000+ receiving yards and 6 touchdowns. With 2020 being a contract year, Allen will be looking to improve on his consistently good record to ensure a big pay-day at the end of the season.
Losing long time franchise quarterback Phillip Rivers may initially have an impact on Allen’s output, however once the relationship between quarterback and receiver has developed, Allen will quickly become Tyrod Taylor’s number one option in the passing game, due his elite ability to create separation and reliably run his routes.
Along with his brother Nick, Joey Bosa is one of the top defensive players in the NFL. About to enter his fifth season with the Chargers, Bosa arrived in the NFL as a readymade pro after being taken with the third pick in the 2016 draft.
A physically dominant, fully formed pass rusher who almost immediately became the team’s top defensive player, Bosa was dubbed the 2016 Associated Press NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year as well as receiving an invitation to the Pro Bowl on two occasions (2017, 2019).
The year 2020 will be the 25 year olds fifth and final year of his contract. Bosa is already in line for a big pay day, with this season serving as an opportunity for even more money on his next long term deal. If the Chargers are going to be a playoff team it is going to be led on the defensive end by Joey Bosa and edge-rushing partner in crime, Melvin Gordon.
The Chargers couldn’t capitalise on their 2018 form as they managed only five wins in the 2019 season, placing them last in the AFC West division. They even had a pretty ordinary against the spread record, with the Chargers finishing 4-9-3 against the spread, placing them 31st in the NFL and fourth in their division.
Their home form was even more worrying as they had a 1-5-1 record once again placing them 31st in the NFL and fourth in their division. When they were on the road with a 3-3-2 record it was enough to get them inside the top 20 in the NFL, placing them 18th overall and second in their division.
When looking at over / under their form was slightly better as they were ranked 23rd in the NFL with a 7-9-0 record, placing them second in their division (although Las Vegas and Denver shared the same record).
Their form dipped when they were the home team with a 2-5-0 record, the 27th best in the league and were last in their division. On the road, they were in the top 10 in the NFL with a 5-3-0 record, ranking them as eighth best, and were first in their division.
Leading into the season the Chargers were marked at +1500 to make the playoffs, but even after their first round win over Indianapolis wasn’t enough to convince the bookmakers as their value went up to +1733 by September 11.
They dropped the next two games against the Detroit Lions and Houston Texans, which saw their value rise again this time to +2500 by September 24. They bounced back with a win over Miami but it wasn’t enough as they were valued at +2833 by October 1.
The Chargers suffered a three game losing streak to Denver, Pittsburgh and Tennessee which saw their value rise up to +12333 by October 23. The Charges bounced back with a two game winning streak before the bye, with wins over Chicago and Green Bay, to drop their value to +7200 by November 5.
Another three game losing streak from November 8 to December 2 saw their value climb up to +83333 by December 3, and ultimately killed off any chance of making the playoffs for a second consecutive year.
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Where do the Los Angeles Chargers play?
The Los Angeles Chargers play their home games at SoFi stadium.
Who owns the Los Angeles Chargers?
Dean Spanos owns the Los Angeles Chargers.
Has the Los Angeles Chargers won an NFL Super Bowl?
The Los Angeles Chargers have never won a Super Bowl.
Who is the Los Angeles Chargers coach?
Anthony Lynn is the head coach of the Los Angeles Chargers.
Do the Los Angeles Chargers play tonight?
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What is the Los Angeles Chargers record?
The new season of the NFL has begun! The Los Angeles Chargers finished with a 5-11 record in the 2019 season.
Did the Los Angeles Chargers win last night?
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How much is the Los Angeles Chargers worth?
According to Forbes magazine, the Los Angeles Chargers are with $2.5 billion.
Who do the Los Angeles Chargers play tonight?
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How to watch the Los Angeles Chargers?
You can watch the Los Angeles Chargers on CBS, NBC, FOX, ESPN, NFL Network, NFL Red Zone, DIRECTTV NFL Sunday Ticket and on Chargers.com. You can also stream Los Angeles Chargers games on the Chargers app, Yahoo sports app, CBS All Access, Fox Sports, NBC Sports, ESPN, Amazon Prime Video, DIRECTTV Sunday Ticket, NFL Sunday ticket, NFL GamePass and NFL Mobile app. You can also listen to coverage on NFL GamePass, Westwood One, TuneIn and Sirius XM.
Will the Los Angeles Chargers make the playoffs this year?
The new season of the NFL has begun. The Los Angeles Chargers did not make the playoffs in the 2019 season.
When do the Los Angeles Chargers play?
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When is the next Los Angeles Chargers game?
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Where did the Los Angeles Chargers finish the season?
The Los Angeles Chargers finished fourth in the AFC West standings.
How many games did the Los Angeles Chargers win?
The Los Angeles Chargers won five games in the 2019 NFL season.
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