2020 New Orleans Saints Opponent Preview: Los Angeles Chargers

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Heading into this season, here is a preview of the opponents the New Orleans Saints will face in 2020, continuing with the Los Angeles Chargers.

The New Orleans Saints have a chip on their shoulder going into 2020 after losing in the Wild Card round of the playoffs to the Minnesota Vikings. This season, they are hoping that the outcome will be a little different.

Here is a look at their Week 5 opponent after looking at their Week 4 opponent, the Detroit Lions.

2019 Season in Review

The last time the LA Chargers matched up against the Saints was in the 2019 preseason. The Saints won the game 19-17 with Taysom Hill leading the charge in both passing and rushing. The Saints finished 13-3 while the Chargers winded up 5-11.

2020 Offseason Wrap-Up

The Saints had a stellar offseason with a handful of excellent additions making their team stronger and better all around. The Chargers, on the other hand, had some stellar additions of their own in free agency.

The added a pair of talented offensive tackles in Bryan Bulaga from Green Bay and Trai Turner from Carolina for Russell Okung. They also added defensive tackle Linval Joseph and former Bronco stellar cornerback Chris Harris, Jr.

They did, however, lose future Hall-of-Fame quarterback Philip Rivers.

2020 Matchup Preview

The Chargers improved their roster from a terrible season last year. However, this year they are not only coming into New Orleans to play, but it is going to be primetime on a Monday Night. The Chargers are not used to their primetime games.

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2020 Gameday Projection

While I’d like to think that the Chargers have improved enough to give New Orleans a run for their money, the truth is they haven’t. The Chargers aren’t the only team that improved. The Saints did it and they finished 13-3 last year.

Expect this one to finish separated by more than 10 points.