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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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FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS – JANUARY 13: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots throws during the third quarter in the AFC Divisional Playoff Game against the Los Angeles Chargers at Gillette Stadium on January 13, 2019, in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS – JANUARY 13: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots throws during the third quarter in the AFC Divisional Playoff Game against the Los Angeles Chargers at Gillette Stadium on January 13, 2019, in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

New England Patriots

The Patriots are going to be an intriguing opponent for every team that plays them next year and that is because you have to go back a long way to find even a mediocre Patriots team.

The Patriots have been the model of consistency not just in the NFL but in all of professional sports for the last two decades, but things could look a lot different next year.

The Patriots jumped out to an 8-0 start in 2019 but stumbled to the finish line and lost in the Wild Card round AT HOME against the Tennessee Titans. You simply don’t see that.

So this offseason, one of two things is going to happen. Either the Patriots get Tom Brady a lot of help or Brady decides to wrap up his career with a different team. That would be wild.

The Chargers have not faced the Patriots since being embarrassed in the divisional round of the 2018 playoffs and though much time has passed, they would still like to avenge that defeat. This game will also be played at SoFi and because it’s the Patriots and it’s a brand new stadium, there is a good chance this game could get a national spotlight on primetime television.

Oh, and what if Brady plays in this game, but as the quarterback of the Chargers?

That’s intrigue.

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