The LA Chargers will get up for these three straight revenge games.
Nothing is better than a classic revenge game in the NFL. Whether it is playing a team that recently beat you in a big game (like the 2018 Wild-Card round against the Baltimore Ravens) or a team that slighted one of the team’s best current players, a revenge game is always fun to watch.
The LA Chargers have three of these revenge games on their 2020 schedule and ironically, all three revenge games come in back-to-back-to-back weeks.
We got the idea to do this revenge-game article from our FanSided sister site, Riggos Rag, who wrote that the Redskins have three consecutive revenge games as well. We did not mean to copy the three in a row aspect, but that is just how it is for the Bolts.
The first of the three-straight revenge games comes in Week 11:
LA Chargers’ first revenge game: Week 11 at Denver Broncos
You could technically make the case that every single division game has aspects of being a revenge game but there are reasons outside of this being a division game that make it a revenge game.
Most noticeably, this is the first time that the Chargers play the Broncos in 2020 and it is the first time that the Chargers will square off against Melvin Gordon.
Gordon already left a bad taste in the mouth of Charger fans because of his holdout to start 2019 and I am sure that rubbed some players the wrong way as well. He made it worse by not just signing with the Broncos, but reportedly taking a pay cut to play for Denver just so he could play the Chargers twice a year.
Not only that, but Gordon has also said in interviews that he felt like the Chargers’ scheme was not built for him and that he will excel more in Denver as a result.
On top of this Gordon narrative, the Chargers are also looking to get rid of the nasty taste in their mouth from last year’s loss, which included a last-second pass interference by Casey Hayward on a prayer throw from Drew Lock that led to the Broncos’ game-winning field goal.