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LA Chargers most intriguing 2020 opponents

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (R) looks to throw a pass during the 2019 NFL week 11 regular season football game between Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Chargers on November 18, 2019, at the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City. (Photo by PEDRO PARDO / AFP) (Photo by PEDRO PARDO/AFP via Getty Images)
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (R) looks to throw a pass during the 2019 NFL week 11 regular season football game between Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Chargers on November 18, 2019, at the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City. (Photo by PEDRO PARDO / AFP) (Photo by PEDRO PARDO/AFP via Getty Images) /
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MEXICO CITY, MEXICO – NOVEMBER 18: Cornerback Charvarius Ward #35 of the Kansas City Chiefs tackles Running back Austin Ekeler #30 of Los Angeles Chargers during the first half of a match against Los Angeles Chargers at Estadio Azteca on November 18, 2019, in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Manuel Velasquez/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO – NOVEMBER 18: Cornerback Charvarius Ward #35 of the Kansas City Chiefs tackles Running back Austin Ekeler #30 of Los Angeles Chargers during the first half of a match against Los Angeles Chargers at Estadio Azteca on November 18, 2019, in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Manuel Velasquez/Getty Images) /

Kansas City Chiefs

This is the logical place to start as the Chiefs have gone from the hunter to the hunted. They will get every team’s best shot next season and the Chargers need to be ready to give them theirs.

Though these teams will play twice next season, the most intriguing matchup will take place at SoFi Stadium. Will the Chargers be able to assert themselves against the defending champs in their new stadium, or will the Chiefs’ recent dominance over the Chargers continue?

The Chiefs have won 11 of the last 12 games against the Chargers, including a season sweep last year that included a competitive matchup in Mexico City.

While the Chargers will likely have new faces in key places, the Chiefs are still going to be the Chiefs. The Chargers will be tasked with covering Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce while trying to figure out a way to solve the dynamic Patrick Mahomes.

The Chargers are the only team in the AFC West without a Super Bowl win and for that run-on joke to stop, the Bolts have to find a way to get there and win one. A big step in that direction could be to knock off the defending champs.

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