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Breaking Down the Los Angeles Chargers 2017 Opponents

Take a detailed look at who the Chargers will face at home and on the road next season.

Before the final schedule is announced, take a closer look at who the Chargers will play in 2017.

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Buffalo Bills
All-Time Series:Chargers 23, Buffalo 12, 2 Ties

More:Head Coach Anthony Lynn's former team pays him a visit as the Bills head west in 2017. Buffalo boasted the number one rushing offense the past two seasons under Lynn, and will again be led by superstar running back LeSean McCoy.   The Bolts have won four of the last five games between the teams, with the last loss at home to the Bills dating back to 1981.

Cleveland Browns
All-Time Series:Chargers 15, Cleveland 9, 1 Tie
More:Los Angeles is set to get an up-close look at the first overall selection in the 2017 Draft when the Browns come to town.  Cleveland is also armed with the 12th overall pick as well as the most cap space in free agency, so expect to see some new difference-making pieces added to the 2017 Browns squad.

Miami Dolphins
All-Time Series:Miami 17, Chargers 15
More:The Dolphins are one of six playoff teams from this season the Chargers will face next year.  The two teams are awfully familiar with one another as it will be the fifth straight season they've squared off. Wide Receiver Tyrell Williams had one of his best games against Miami, catching five passes for 125-yards including a 51-yard TD vs. the Dolphins this season.

Philadelphia Eagles
All-Time Series:Chargers 7, Philadelphia 4
More:Last year's second overall pick Carson Wentz leads Philly on a rare visit to face the Chargers.  In fact, it'll be only the second time they've played the Bolts in the Golden State since 1989. It will also mark a reunion with former Chargers running backs Ryan Mathews and Darren Sproles.

Washington Redskins
All-Time Series:Washington 7, Chargers 3
More:Another team that rarely heads west, it's been eight years since the Chargers last hosted the Redskins.  The Bolts won a 23-20 thriller that season, but fell in overtime, 30-24, the last time they played each other in 2013 at FedEx Field.

AWAY

Dallas Cowboys
All-Time Series:Dallas 6, Chargers 4
More:Four of the most prolific rookies from the 2016 season will take the field. The Chargers boast Joey Bosa and Hunter Henry while Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott lead the Cowboys. Winners of three of the last four in the series, the Chargers head to Cowboys Stadium for the first time since 2009. 

Jacksonville Jaguars
All-Time Series:Chargers 7, Jacksonville 2
More:This will mark the fifth straight season the Chargers and Jaguars square off, and the Bolts won the previous four meetings. The Chargers have routinely put up big numbers against Jacksonville, scoring over 30 points in four of their last five meetings.

New England Patriots
All-Time Series:New England 23, Chargers 15
More:In addition to visiting the NFC regular season champion Dallas Cowboys, the Bolts will also travel cross country to take on the AFC's top seed. The game features two of the top QBs in NFL history, Philip Rivers and Tom Brady, so you can expect some fireworks on offensive.

New York Giants
All-Time Series:Chargers 6, Giants 5
More:Philip Rivers and Eli Manning will always be linked together as they were traded for one another on draft day.  This marks only the fourth time they have played each other with Rivers getting the best of Manning on the first three occasions.  Number 17 helped pull out a last minute 21-20 win over the Giants the last time they played at the Meadowlands in 2009.

New York Jets
All-Time Series:Chargers 21, Jets 14, 1 Tie
More:After shutting out the Jets 31-0 the last time these teams met in 2014, the Bolts head to New York for the first time since 2012.  It was a day to remember as the Chargers recorded a franchise record 11 sacks on their way to a 21-17 victory.

AFC WEST

Denver Broncos
All-Time Series:Denver 64, Chargers 50, 1 Tie
More:The Broncos and Bolts split the season series last year with Los Angeles winning 21-13 at home in primetime and falling on the road, 27-19.  Von Miller (12.5 sacks) and Joey Bosa (10.5), two of the top pass rushers in the NFL, will once again be on the field.

Kansas City Chiefs
All-Time Series:Kansas City 58, Chargers 55, 1 Tie
More:Kansas City captured the AFC West title after beating the Chargers 31-21 to close out the regular season.  Both teams feature shutdown corners as Casey Hayward lead the NFL with seven interceptions this season, followed by Marcus Peters with six.

Oakland Raiders
All-Time Series:Oakland 63, Chargers 50, 2 Ties
More:The Chargers and Raiders played up to the hype of their long standing bitter rivalry with a pair of thrillers in 2016 that came down to the final snaps.  Derek Carr will be back under center after missing the end of the 2016 campaign.  Each team boasts a pair of dynamic receivers in Keenan Allen and Tyrell Williams for the Bolts and Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree for the Raiders.

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