Before the 2018 season began, not a soul actually thought the Los Angeles Chargers would be good enough to actually fight for a playoff spot. Win after win and the team quietly showed their critics that they were no fluke and could hang with the big boys.
After beating the Baltimore Ravens in the Wild Card round over the weekend, the team gets ready to face off off against the New England Patriots in the divisional round in their biggest game of the year.
Over the years, we’ve heard and seen how the league has tried to railroad the Patriots with certain controversies arose, but according to Russell Okung, the Patriots aren’t the only team that the league is trying to screw over.
The offensive tackle is noticing a pattern of behavior from officials and he directly called out the commissioner for it.
“Roger Goodell doesn’t want us to come home,” Okung said, via Eric Williams of ESPN.com. “That’s all I can say.”
The Chargers finished 12-4 in the regular season, and another win would have given them the first seed in the AFC playoffs. The Chargers having a home playoff game at StubHub Center would’ve been quite embarrassing as the team usually plays 16 away games because of the amount of opposing fans that take over the stadium every Sunday.
Their only shot at another home game would be if they beat the Patriots and the sixth-seeded Colts beat the Chiefs, which isn’t totally out of the question. Stranger things have happened.