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LA Chargers: Getting to know the New Orleans Saints

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - DECEMBER 16: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints throws the ball against the Indianapolis Colts during a game at the Mercedes Benz Superdome on December 16, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - DECEMBER 16: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints throws the ball against the Indianapolis Colts during a game at the Mercedes Benz Superdome on December 16, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
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(Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

The LA Chargers and New Orleans Saints will face off in a prime time matchup on Monday Night Football this week.

The LA Chargers are coming off yet another disappointing loss after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers rallied back from a 24-7 deficit late in the first half to beat the Chargers 38-31.

Justin Herbert had a great performance as he threw for 290 yards with 3 touchdowns. He did have a crucial interception on the Chargers’ final drive of the game, but that is not the sole reason why they were unable to beat Brady and the Bucs.

The defense was horrendous as they allowed Brady to throw for over 350 yards and five touchdowns. This loss puts their record at 1-3 heading into the Week 4 matchup against Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints.

The Saints come into this matchup with a record of 2-2 which puts them in second in the NFC South. While Michael Thomas has missed the last three games, the Saints offense has still been one of the best in the league, averaging 30.8 points per game.

Last Five Matchups

The Saints have dominated this series since 2000 with a 4-1 record, including 3-0 under former San Diego Chargers quarterback Drew Brees. The Chargers lone win in their last five meetings came in 2004.

Brees was still the Chargers quarterback and led them to a dominating win over the Saints 43-17. Brees threw for 257 yards and four touchdowns with Antonio Gates being on the receiving end for three of them.

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