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LA guns for the Super Bowl: Checking in on the Rams and Chargers playoff push




Head coach Sean McVay of the Los Angeles Rams is happy after a touchdown against San Francisco 49ers at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on December 30, 2018 in Los Angeles, California
Head coach Sean McVay of the Los Angeles Rams is happy after a touchdown against San Francisco 49ers at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on December 30, 2018 in Los Angeles, California
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This weekend, for the first time in over 30 years, both of Los Angeles’ football teams will compete in the NFL playoffs.

Less than a few years ago, Los Angeles didn't have an NFL team and now, just like every other major sport, it has two.

It’s been 33 years since LA has had two teams in the playoffs, with the Raiders and the Rams back in 1986. The Rams and the Raiders however came up short that year with the Raiders falling in the divisional round to the Patriots, while the Rams were shut out by the eventual Super Bowl champions the Chicago Bears in the NFC title game.

The Rams have had a stellar year finishing off the regular season with 13 wins and 3 losses, clinching their second straight NFC West title, after defeating the Detroit Lions back in the first week of December. The Rams have had back to back playoff appearances since hiring head coach Sean McVay in 2017.

Meanwhile, the Chargers finished their regular season with 12 wins and 4 losses, and clinched a well deserved AFC playoff berth with their December 13 victory over their AFC west rival the Kansas City Chiefs. This will be the Chargers first playoff appearance since 2013 and will be their first playoff appearance as the Los Angeles Chargers.  

Be sure to tune in this weekend as the Rams will face off against the Dallas Cowboys at home in the LA Memorial Coliseum this Saturday at 5:15 P.M. while the Chargers will play the New England Patriots in Foxborough at Gillette Stadium this Sunday at 10:00 A.M.

Are you a Chargers or a Rams fan? Are you both? Who do you think will win? Could we see an LA vs. LA Super Bowl? Give us a call at 866-893-5722.

Guests:

Gary Klein, reporter for the LA Times covering the Los Angeles Rams; he tweets @LATimesklein

Jason Cole, Editor-in-Chief of FanSided.com, a fandom-focused sports, lifestyle and entertainment network of more than 300 websites; former NFL reporter for Bleacher Report; he tweets @JasonCole62