LA Chargers: Getting to know the fresh, new Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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(Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) – LA Chargers /

The LA Chargers will travel to Raymond James Stadium to take on Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 4.

The LA Chargers are coming off a disappointing loss to the Carolina Panthers last week. In a game that was sloppy by the Chargers throughout, they almost stole the game on the last play. Unfortunately, the hook and ladder was not executed, which put the Chargers at 1-2 heading into this week’s matchup.

Even though he had two turnovers in the game and was facing pressure all game, Justin Herbert had another impressive outing. The offensive line was miserable, giving up over 20 pressures. Two positives to come from this game, besides Herbert, were the performances of Keenan Allen and Austin Ekeler.

Allen brought in 13 catches on 19 targets for 132 yards and his first touchdown of the year. Ekeler tallied 143 yards on 23 total touches with his first touchdown of the year as well. This was a game that the Chargers should have won, but too many turnovers were the difference in the game and caused their second loss of the season.

The Bucs are currently riding a two-game win streak after defeating the Panthers and Broncos in their last two games. They lost in the season opener to the Saints, but their defense has dominated their past two games. The Saints have gone on to lose their next two games after beating the Bucs, which puts the Bucs at the top of the NFC South standings through three weeks.

Last Five Matchups

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have won three of the last five matchups against the Chargers, with the Chargers’ last win against them coming in December of 2008 in a game where Philip Rivers threw for 287 yards and four touchdowns in a fourth-quarter comeback win.