Seattle Seahawks – Los Angeles Chargers
Alright, we’ve had a recent name change, but the Seattle Seahawks vs the S̶a̶n̶ D̶i̶e̶g̶o̶ /Los Angeles Chargers remains one of the best, and closest rivalries in the NFL.
As of October 2022, these two sides have met 51 times, with Seattle winning the overall series, 26-25. Close enough right? Well, take a look at the amount of points each team has scored. Los Angeles Chargers 1067 – Seattle Seahawks 1066. This has consistently been one of the most even rivalries in the NFL.
These two sides have yet to meet in the playoffs, but if they ever do, and based on their regular season encounters, we should be in for a treat.
Wide receiver legends
Both of these records have since been broken, because you know, Jerry Rice is a beast, but on an October night in 1987, a Seahawks legend, and a Chargers legend, both created history in the same game.
Seahawks icon, and Pro Football Hall of Famer, Steve Largent caught a pass in his 128th consecutive game, an incredible achievement for a wide receiver once considered too small and too slow to make it the highest level. For the record, the aforementioned San Francisco 49ers icon, Jerry Rice, caught a pass in 274 straight games! Just insane.
Not to be outdone, Charlie Joiner of the Chargers also created some history of his own that night, as he set the record for most career yards in the NFL, with a catch in the third quarter. You won’t be surprised, but Jerry Rice also now holds that particular record, with 22,895 receiving yards in his career.
The Seahawks won this one-sided game 33-7, but perhaps more important that night, was seeing two NFL legends get their dues.
Let’s go streaking!
For a rivalry that is so close, this matchup has featured quite a few streaks throughout the years. The then San Diego Chargers actually won the first 8 clashes in this rivalry, utter domination to kick things off.
The Seahawks have also enjoyed some streaks of their own, with winning runs of 7 and 5 (twice) since 1977. The overall series is ridiculously close as we highlighted, but, both teams are prone to winning runs, you know, just to keep things interesting.
Whether it’s SEA @ LAC or LAC @ SEA, it doesn’t really matter, we’re in for a treat!
What to look for
These teams last met in 2018, and things have changed drastically for both sides since then. The Seahawks have lost Russell Wilson and brought QB Geno Smith, and in Justin Herbert, the Chargers have one of the best young quarterbacks in the league.
Throughout the years, games between these two sides have usually been high scoring, (42 points, 51 points, 47 points, 37 points, 59 points and 60 points were the totals in their last 6 matches), so keep an eye on the over when considering what action you want to take from a betting perspective.