LA Chargers Schedule: Historical record vs. non-divisional opponents
By Jason Reed
Historical record vs. the NFC South:
- All-time record: 1-5-0
- Last meeting: 2016 Week 14 (28-16 loss)
The LA Chargers have not been great against the Carolina Panthers. The Bolts have only won one game against the Panthers in six meetings, occurring all the way back in 2004. If you cannot remember the Chargers ever beating the Panthers, that is why.
The last time these two teams met the Panthers easily took care of the Chargers, defeating them 28-16. Philip Rivers threw three interceptions and fumbled the ball twice, which was ultimately the reason why the Bolts lost.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers:
- All-time record: 8-3-0
- Last meeting: 2016 Week 13 (28-21 loss)
Four years ago the Chargers played the Buccaneers and Panthers in back-to-back weeks and lost both games. This year, they play the two teams in back-to-back games and are hoping for a different result.
Overall, the Chargers are dominating the head-to-head record but they have lost the last two meetings against the Bucs and have not beaten them since 2008.
In typical Charger fashion, the team was trailing by a touchdown in their last meeting and was at Tampa Bay’s 38 yard-line with three minutes to play. On second and one, Rivers threw an interception which ultimately lost the game.
New Orleans Saints:
- All-time record: 7-5-0
- Last meeting: 2016 Week 4 (35-34 loss)
The LA Chargers have not defeated the New Orleans Saints since 2004 and have not defeated the Saints in New Orleans since 1997. The team is definitely looking to break that trend and has to redeem itself after the last time that these two teams played.
The Chargers lost to the Saints in 2016 in what was the perfect epitome of a Chargers loss. The Chargers were leading with the ball by 13 points with six minutes left. All they needed to do was waste time and the game was theirs.
Melvin Gordon fumbled, the Saints scored on fourth and two to stay alive. With under five minutes to play in the ensuing drive, on the first play of the drive, Travis Benjamin fumbled. Saints took over possession and scored with just under two minutes left to take a one-point lead.
On fourth and 22 in the ensuing drive, Philip Rivers threw an interception.
- All-time record: 2-8-0
- Last meeting: 2016 Week 7 (33-30 victory)
The LA Chargers do not have a great all-time record against the Atlanta Falcons but they did win the last matchup between the two teams. The Chargers defeated the Falcons in overtime in 2016 to give them their first win over the team since 1988.
For once, the Chargers were the team that came from behind. The team overcame a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter and the Chargers narrowly made the game-winning field goal in overtime.