The Denver Broncos and Los Angeles Chargers have a long-standing rivalry, and the games between the two teams in 2020 will be intense.
The Kansas City Chiefs are considered the class of the AFC West division, and rightfully so. They are the defending champions and arguably have the best odds to win it again this year.
But the Broncos are considered by most to be a team on the rise and perhaps have the best chance of any team to eventually topple Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs. Of course, the Chargers would like to have a say in that.
As I talked about not long ago, Drew Lock will face a stiff test this season when he goes up against the Los Angeles secondary, which looks fantastic on paper. That secondary includes former Bronco Chris Harris, who will likely be playing with a huge chip on his shoulder.
Newly-signed Broncos running back Melvin Gordon, a former first-round pick of the Chargers, threw some gasoline on the fire between these two squads when he was recently asked about the thought of playing with no fans in the stadium due to the ongoing pandemic.
Gordon trolled the Chargers’ fanbase when he said the Chargers didn’t have any fans anyway.
That is a statement that is going to thrill fans of the Broncos while at the same time drawing the ire of Chargers fans. But let’s be honest, he’s not really wrong.
The Chargers played a Dignity Health Sports Complex, formerly known as the StubHub Center. The stadium had a capacity of 27,000 or so and if you ever watched a Chargers game, then you know that there was a good amount of the opposing team’s fans in the stadium, regardless of which team that was.
The Chargers will move into SoFi Stadium in 2020, which has a capacity upwards of 70,000. It will be interesting to see how many visiting fans pack that stadium in the coming years.
But one thing is for certain. Fans of the Chargers are likely not happy with Gordon and are hoping he fails miserably in the orange and blue, while Broncos fans already love their new running back.