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LA Chargers: 4 facts about the Bolts that we wish weren’t true

COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 20: Ryan Groy #72 of the Los Angeles Chargers and Storm Norton #74 of the Los Angeles Chargers square off during the Los Angeles Chargers Training Camp at the Jack Hammett Sports Complex on August 20, 2020 in Costa Mesa, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)
COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 20: Ryan Groy #72 of the Los Angeles Chargers and Storm Norton #74 of the Los Angeles Chargers square off during the Los Angeles Chargers Training Camp at the Jack Hammett Sports Complex on August 20, 2020 in Costa Mesa, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
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3. The LA Chargers have been dominated by the Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs

One of the most important keys to making the playoffs in the NFL is putting together a solid record in your division. The LA Chargers did not even come close to doing that last season, going a woeful 0-6 against their AFC West foes.

The Chargers will not be that bad but we definitely cannot count our chickens before they hatch with these division games. The Raiders are the Raiders, moving to Las Vegas does not change that, the teams that the Chargers should really be gearing up to beat is the Broncos and Chiefs.

The Chiefs are the best team in football so that is no easy feat but it is not like the Broncos were some fantastic team last year either — they did not even come close to making the playoffs. Ideally, the Chargers would split against these teams and if the Bolts can somehow piece together a 4-2 division record that would be a massive win.

The problem is that the team has been dominated by both the Broncos and Chiefs in recent years. The Chargers are 4-14 against the Broncos in their last 18 matchups and are 1-11 against the Chiefs in their last 12 matchups.

That 5-25 combined record yields a .167 winning percentage or the equivalent of a 2-3 win season.

The Chargers have been dominated by these two teams and that is why they have not won the AFC West in 11 years.

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