Justin Herbert put the final stamp on his Rookie of the Year campaign in the season-finale win at Kansas City last year, throwing for 300 yards and three touchdowns to total a 134.1 passer rating. The victory gave the Chargers two wins against the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium in the last three seasons. Six of the past 11 games at Kansas City have been decided by seven or fewer points.
The Chargers have won 12 of the past 18 home contests against the Raiders, scoring 20-plus points in all but five of those matchups. The Bolts ran off a streak of seven-straight home wins against the division rival from 2003-09. The Monday Night Football matchup is the first such game against the Raiders since a 22-14 home win in 2012 and the third prime-time game between the teams in as many seasons.
Winners of 12 of the last 16 matchups with Cleveland, the Chargers hold a 17-9-1 advantage in the regular-season series against the Browns. The Bolts have won each home game in the series since 1995 and are also undefeated in all 12 matchups when scoring 25-plus points against the Browns.
The Week 6 matchup against the Ravens will mark just the 13th regular-season meeting between the teams, with Baltimore holding a 7-5 advantage in the series. The Chargers beat the Ravens in the 2018 AFC Wild Card matchup, 23-17, after the defense posted a postseason franchise-record-tying seven sacks.
Los Angeles will host New England for the second-straight season, marking the first back-to-back seasons with matchups between the teams since 2010-11. New England has a 3-2 advantage in the last five Chargers home games in the series. The Bolts defeated the Patriots for the 1963 AFL title in a 41-point rout that saw running back Keith Lincoln post pro football's lone postseason performance with 200 rushing yards and 100 receiving yards.
With an all-time record of 7-5 (.583) against the Eagles, the Bolts play in the City of Brotherly Love for the first time since a three-point win in 2013. Of the 12 matchups in series history between the teams, 10 were decided by one score, including the last four. The Chargers hold a 6-1 mark all-time against the Eagles when scoring at least 20 points.
The Week 10 matchup will mark only the fourth home game for the Bolts against Minnesota since 1981. The series record with the Vikings is tied at 6-7, but the Chargers hold a 3-2 advantage when playing at home. Los Angeles has scored 24 points or more in four of the five home matchups against Minnesota.
In November, the Chargers play Pittsburgh for the 32nd matchup in history. The Steelers hold a 23-8 advantage in the series, but the teams have split the last four bouts. Each of the last four games have been decided by seven or fewer points, including the 2018 Sunday Night Football win by three points that saw the Bolts overcome a 16-point deficit in the second half.
Along with a 14-point victory in the 2018 regular-season finale, Los Angeles looks to win in Denver for the second time in four seasons. Nine of the last 11 matchups in the Mile High City have been decided by one score, including five of them by less than seven points.
The game will mark the second matchup between the Chargers and Bengals in as many seasons, as Los Angeles won in the season opener at Cincinnati last season, 16-13. The Week 1 contest brought the Bolts to a 21-14 record against the Bengals, including 10-7 on the road. The Bolts clinched the 2009 AFC West title with a 27-24 Week 15 win over Cincinnati. The teams have split a pair of postseason matchups, most recently a Chargers 27-10 victory in the 2013 AFC Wild Card round.
The December matchup with the Giants marks the 13th in history, with the Bolts sporting a 7-5 advantage. The Chargers are riding a four-game winning streak in the series, winning by an average of 12 points in those games. When hosting New York in the last 20 seasons, the Bolts hold a 2-0 record, topping 35 points in each matchup.
The Chargers have won nine of the past 17 home games against the Chiefs, with an all-time regular-season home record of 31-28-1. The Bolts have played the Chiefs three times on Thursday, holding a 2-1 advantage in those games. In 1993, The Chargers hosted an AFC Wild Card matchup against the Chiefs, a 17-0 victory for the Bolts in the only postseason showdown with Kansas City.
The Week 16 matchup will be just the eighth between the two teams. A 5-2 record (.714 pct.) against Houston marks Los Angeles' second-best winning percentage against any NFL team. The Bolts have eclipsed 20 points in every game against the Texans. Each of the past four contests in the series have been decided by one score or less.
The Bolts hold a 35-26 regular-season home record against Denver. In the 2020 home finale, Los Angeles beat Denver, 19-16, as quarterback Justin Herbert set the all-time rookie record for passing touchdowns in a season. The Chargers have posted 20-plus points in 10 of the past 15 home contests against the Broncos, including three of the last five.
After a come-from-behind overtime victory on Thursday Night Football last year, Los Angeles has won 12 of the past 17 games against the Raiders on the road, including three of the last four. Nine of the past 12 road games against the Raiders have been decided by one score, including a pair of overtime contests.
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