LA Chargers’ third revenge game: Week 13 vs. New England Patriots
This game has a little bit less juice on it considering that Tom Brady is not on the New England Patriots any longer and there is a good chance that the Patriots are in full tank-mode by this point in the season, but it is a revenge game nonetheless.
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Playing the Patriots it always a big deal and brings up bad memories for Charger fans and with this being the first season without Brady, who never lost to the Chargers, the team is going to look to take out all of those years of losing in Week 13.
The loss that obviously hurts this group of guys the most is the 2018 Divisional Round loss. In that game, Anthony Lynn and Gus Bradley specifically were simply outcoached. The Patriots had an answer for everything the Chargers did on defense and the game turned into a blowout just as quickly as it started.
It was one of the most frustrating games I have ever watched in my life as the 2018 Chargers were so good. They had that team of destiny feel, always overcoming the odds, and they went into New England and laid the biggest goose egg possible.
It would feel good, even if the Patriots aren’t even concerned with winning this game, to just demolish the Patriots and I am sure that every player on the roster feels that way as well.
You could also make the case that the Week 4 matchup against Brady and the Bucs is a revenge game, but Brady alone does not make it much of a revenge game, just a fun matchup.
While it would feel good to beat Brady, I think it would feel much better if the Chargers outmatched and outcoached Bill Belichick.