A road playoff game?
Some people like to get away from the holidays while others do their best to stay right at home.
In the NFL, the best teams get the benefit of staying at home and playing in the confines of familiar surroundings, but the Chargers don’t really have a home-field advantage.
However, they have been true road warriors this season, winning every game they have played outside the StubHub Center and that came against the Rams, a game also played in Los Angeles.
In games not played in Los Angeles, the Chargers are 7-0 this season and should not fear going into any other team’s stadium, having already beaten the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium, the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field and the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field.
All of those teams are formidable opponents and all three of them could be playoff teams.
As it stands now, the Chargers will likely face the Steelers, Baltimore Ravens or Houston Texans in the Wild Card round. None of those teams are impossible to beat on the road.
Now, if the Chiefs lose to the Raiders and the Chargers get their revenge on the Broncos next Sunday, they would have home-field advantage. Strangely, that might actually be something to worry about as it would be likely that even more of the opposing team’s fans would show up to StubHub Center than usual with it being a playoff game.
It’s an idea that is hard for one to wrap their head around, but the Chargers would be better off going on the road this postseason.