The Las Vegas Raiders will take on division rival Los Angeles twice in 2020, and are looking to get the sweep for the second straight season.
The then-Oakland Raiders swept the Los Angeles Chargers last season, beating them inside the Coliseum in the middle of the season before winning a “road” game in Week 16. That win kept the Raiders playoffs hopes alive, and the sweep snapped a four-game losing streak to the Chargers entering the 2020 season.
The 2020 season is going to be a different one in this rivalry, as the Chargers will have someone under center other than Philip Rivers for the first time since the 2004 season. Rivers has made his way to Indianapolis to finish his career, which means the Chargers will have either Tyrod Taylor or Justin Herbert at quarterback this Fall.
Los Angeles revamped their roster in a major way this offseason, and like the Raiders, they are much more talented than they were a year ago, even without Rivers. This is going to be an interesting two-game set this season, as the AFC West has four teams who could seriously challenge for at least a Wildcard spot.
Here is a review of the Chargers offseason, their additions and subtractions, and how the Raiders can beat them in 2020.