LA Chargers: Four toughest matchups in 2020
By Brandon Viera
LA Chargers’ third-toughest game: at Tampa Bay, Week 4
While he may not be in a New England Patriots jersey, there’s no doubt Tom Brady has the opportunity to keep his record against the LA Chargers almost spotless. For whatever reason, Tom Brady has gotten the best of the Chargers at almost every turn, no matter how good the Chargers teams have been going into the game.
This game being in Tampa Bay most certainly doesn’t help the Chargers’ chances. Tom Brady may be able to pick apart what is expected to be a stout Chargers defense with ease if Bruce Arians is willing to let Brady play his game early on in the season.
It is true that the Buccaneers may not possess that elite pass-catching back capable of exploiting the holes of Gus Bradley’s defense. However, Tom has shown he has the capability to make it work, even if he isn’t pushing the ball downfield all game.
Another scary piece of this is that the Buccaneers have the potential to have a much-improved defense this season going purely off of the change in quarterback. Todd Bowles may not have been a great head coach of the New York Jets, but he is a more than capable defensive coordinator. With Arians and Brady controlling the offense and Bowles controlling the defense, this Bucs team has the potential to be a 10 or 11 win team.
Tom Brady has lost only two games to the Chargers in his legendary NFL career. For that reason and obviously others, this has to be viewed as one of the tougher games on the schedule.