Los Angeles Chargers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers on October 4, 2020

Los Angeles Chargers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers get both LA teams at home this season and they'll face the Chargers on Week Four at 1 p.m. on CBS as they make their way through the entire AFC West.

The last time the Bucs played the Chargers, they still called San Diego home. That was back in 2016, when Tampa Bay took a trip out west and took down the Chargers, 28-21. It'll be the first time the Bucs will face the Chargers as the team from Los Angeles and the first time the Chargers will make the trip to Tampa Bay for the first time since 2012. The Bucs have won the past two matchups dating back to that point in time, but the Chargers own the all-time series 8-3, all of which have taken place in the regular season.

Los Angeles struggled last season as veteran quarterback Philip Rivers may have finally started to regress after 16 seasons in the league. He threw 20 interceptions, his most since 2016, and threw for 23 touchdowns. Yards-wise though, Rivers and the Chargers' offense actually saw an uptick in production, as he passed for 4,615 yards, his most since 2015. The other side of the ball, while struggling to generate any type of pass rush, was top-three in passing defense, allowing the third-fewest yards through the air behind only the New England Patriots and San Francisco 49ers. The effort would be somewhat futile - Los Angeles has the cards stacked against them, sharing a division with the Super Bowl LIV Champion Kansas City Chiefs.

WEEK 4 • SUN 10/04 • FINAL

Los Angeles Chargers 1 - 3


Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3 - 1


History: Los Angeles Chargers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

All Time Record (entering 2020 season): 3-8

Streaks: Bucs won last two meetings

Most Recent Matchup: Bucs won on the road, 28-21

Players and Coaches to Know:

Los Angeles Chargers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Los Angeles Chargers 2019 Record: 5-11

Scoring Offense: T-18th (20.6 points per game)

Total Offense: 10th (367.4 total yards per game)

Rushing Offense: 28th (90.8 rushing yards per game)

Passing Offense: 6th (290.5 passing yards per game)

Scoring Defense: 14th (21.6 points allowed per game)

Total Defense: 6th (313.1 total yards allowed per game)

Rushing Defense: 18th (112.8 rushing yards allowed per game)

Passing Defense: 5th (200.3 passing yards allowed per game)

Turnover Margin: T-31st (-17)

Chargers' 2020 Draft Class: QB Justin Herbert, Oregon (Round 1, 6th overall), LB Kenneth Murray Jr., Oklahoma (Round 1, 23rd overall), RB Joshua Kelley, UCLA (Round 4, 112th overall), WR Joe Reed, Virginia (Round 5, 151st overall), S Alohi Gilman, Notre Dame (Round 6, 186th overall), WR KJ Hill, Ohio State (Round 7, 220th overall)

Key Veteran Additions: G Trai Turner, T Bryan Bulaga, CB Chris Harris Jr., DT Linval Joseph, OLB Nick Vigil,

Notable Departures: QB Philip Rivers, RB Melvin Gordon, T Russell Okung, FB Derek Watt