Historical record vs. the AFC East:
New York Jets:
- All-time record: 22-14-1
- Last meeting: 2017 Week 16 (14-7 victory)
The Chargers have won three games in a row against the New York Jets with the last loss against the Jets coming in 2011. The Chargers’ defense has shut the Jets down in the last three meetings, only allowing a combined 24 points.
The last meeting between the two teams was not an exciting one as the Chargers narrowly edged out New York in a low-scoring 14-7 affair. The Jets were within the 20-yard line on fourth down late in the game but could not convert, although there was a questionable non-PI call on Casey Hayward in the endzone that could have been called.
- All-time record: 16-18-0
- Last meeting: 2019 Week 4 (30-10 victory)
The last time the LA Chargers played the Miami Dolphins the Chargers had their second-best win of the season, thoroughly defeating the Dolphins after two very disappointing losses against the Detroit Lions and Houston Texans.
This game was in Miami and will be in Miami again in 2020, which could be a problem. Prior to the Chargers winning in Miami last year, the last time they had won in Miami was in the playoffs in 1982.
- All-time record: 25-12-2
- Last meeting: 2018 Week 2 (31-20 victory)
The Chargers have had a lot of recent success against the Buffalo Bills, winning the last four matchups and owning a 7-2 record against the team in their last nine meetings. The last time the two teams played was not very eventful, as a good game from Melvin Gordon led to an easy Chargers victory.
The time before that was electric, though, as the Chargers intercepted Nathan Peterman five times in the first half. With Tyrod Taylor now on the Chargers, this game will have a fun revenge game narrative.
New England Patriots:
- All-time record: 15-25-2
- Last meeting: 2018 Divisional Round Playoffs (41-28 loss)
The LA Chargers have not beaten the New England Patriots since 2008, losing their last five games against Bill Belichick and Tom Brady. Tom Brady did not even play in that 2008 loss to the Chargers, as that was the year that he was injured and Matt Cassell took over.
Brady was 6-2 in his career against the Chargers with the losses coming in 2002 and 2005. He dominated the Chargers any time he played them after that and the good thing for the Bolts is that he is not going to be in this year’s matchup.
Of course, he is on the Bucs, though, so the Chargers are not avoiding him this season.