Battle of Los Angeles: Will the Rams or Chargers make a run towards Super Bowl 53? Will there be a LA Super Bowl team?
The Los Angeles Rams Case:
The Rams have arguably the NFL’s best defensive player in Aaron Donald, but new defensive coordinator Wade Phillips is going to find ways to make L.A.’s defence even more ferocious. Just look what he was able to do with the Denver Broncos, who won Super Bowl 50 under his guidance.
Los Angeles also has Connor Barwin, but now new acquires of Aqib Talib, Marcus Peters and recently Ndamukong Suh. But it’s not just the Rams defence that gives them promise; it’s also a solid-looking offence with running back Todd Gurley and flashy play-making receivers Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods. As long as quarterback Jared Goff can slowly take his game to the next level, there’s really nothing to dislike about this Rams team. They have so many playmakers all over the field, and they’re definitely an emerging championship contender.
The Los Angeles Chargers Case:
Many of us have become accustomed to the Chargers underachieving every year. I mean, how did they not reach a Super Bowl with the likes of Philip Rivers, Antonio Gates, Vincent Jackson and LaDainian Tomlinson? The Chargers consistently field an elite offence and a respectable defence, but they always find ways to underperform.
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However the Chargers might actually be a team that’s on their way to a Super Bowl run. With Rivers, they have a franchise quarterback. With Melvin Gordon, they have a star running back. This is to build an offence around. They can be a force. They also have a stacked receiving core that consists of Travis Benjamin, Keenan Allen and Tyrell Williams. Los Angeles also has a rising star in Joey Bosa, plus two elite corners in Jason Verrett and Casey Hayward. They have all the pieces to compete for a Super Bowl, now it’s just about putting it together now.
It is going to come down to the wire between these two teams as they are both filling the holes in their teams. Can the Rams reclaim glory in Los Angeles, or will the Chargers plant their flag first?