LA Chargers: Four toughest matchups in 2020
By Brandon Viera
LA Chargers’ second-toughest game: at New Orleans, Week 5
Facing two of the best quarterbacks to ever step on a football field in back to back weeks is not favorable in any way whatsoever no matter who the LA Chargers trot out onto the field in week 5. To put it simply, Drew Brees at home is no laughing matter for even the best of teams. While I do feel this game may be one the Chargers win when no one expects it, that in no way means it’ll be easy.
The Saints are 19-5 at home over their past three seasons, and nothing that has happened so far this offseason has been any indication that they will slow down that terrifyingly good production at the Mercedes Benz Superdome. Drew Brees and Sean Payton have developed chemistry which is unmatched by any quarterback-coach tandem in the NFL (given the Tom Brady and Bill Belichick separation) and that can certainly prove troublesome for the Chargers’ defense.
New Orleans is also capable of putting up numbers that can only be put up by a handful of teams in the league. With Brees, receivers Michael Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders, and running back Alvin Kamara, the Saints possess the talent to come right out of the gate and punch the Chargers in the mouth.
If there was a defense that could keep the Saints in check, I have faith it could be Los Angeles, but that by no means guarantees them an easy win in what looks to be the second-toughest game of the season.