The Chargers have made the trip north, up the coast from San Diego to Los Angeles.
With a new head coach in Anthony Lynn and a new defensive coordinator in Gus Bradley, the Chargers will be in a battle with the Rams for the hearts of football fans in Los Angeles. Lynn has brought a refreshing, no-nonsense approach to the franchise, while Bradley has instilled energy and swagger on defense. That should go a long way in improving a Chargers team that lost six games in which it led in the fourth quarter last season.
Today’s question: Will the Chargers finish with a better record than the Rams in the battle for L.A.?
Jeff Legwold, Denver Broncos reporter: Each team continues to deal with the uncertainty that comes with changing cities. Both will play home games in a stopover stadium until the new digs are ready in 2020. In each of those stadiums, the teams face unique issues. The Rams, with a new coaching staff and quarterback Jared Goff in his first full season as starter, play in the cavernous L.A. Coliseum that could, if things go badly, look empty at times, even with liberal use of snazzy tarps to cover seats.
The Chargers, by contrast, will play in a soccer stadium in Carson that will seat 30,000. The Chargers left plenty of hard feelings behind in San Diego and are still trying to create a niche in Los Angeles, so there’s a chance that opposing fans will carve out a big swath in the crowd.
In the end, it comes down to the rosters, and the Chargers, with Philip Rivers at quarterback, have far more stability and…
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