The Los Angeles Chargers aren't supposed to win on Sunday, at least according to the odds-makers in Las Vegas, as they travel to Foxboro to take on Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in a highly-anticipated AFC playoff contest.
Dignity Health Sports Park seats less than 30,000 fans. As the home stadium of Major League Soccer's L.A. Galaxy, it is primarily used for soccer and is not properly created to accommodate NFL games.
Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports brings word that "there is concern within the NFL league office about the possibility of the Chargers playing host to an AFC Championship Game".
However, this solution also presents another dilemma.
The victor will move on to play the victor of Sunday's (5) Chargers vs. (2) Patriots game. It would simply be too much wear and tear for one gridiron to handle. The team with the best seed will play at home.
Of course, the National Football League will cross these bridges when it comes to them. The Rams will not have a homefield advantage Saturday night in LA with a flood of Cowboys fans coming in, but they also lost in the first round past year at home to the Falcons, and haven't covered the spread against a playoff team since September (Chargers) The Colts defense has been dominant for the last two months, but who was the last top tier QB they played? The temporary home of the Los Angeles Rams, who are hosting the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday.
There are many factors in play here, but should they all fall in the right direction, next weekend could be a busy one for the L.A. Coliseum.