Chargers vs. Rams Preseason Game: Watch Live Now
The NFL season is back with preseason games starting, including a showdown between the Los Angeles Chargers and Rams.
The long-awaited NFL season is finally here after six months of anticipation! Teams have been diligently practicing for weeks in preparation for the official start of the season on September 7th. However, the preseason games serve as the unofficial kickoff to football's return. This Saturday, fans can look forward to a thrilling shared-stadium showdown between the Los Angeles Chargers and the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium Inglewood.
Although both teams share the stadium, the Rams will be the hosts for this exciting matchup, scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. It's a highly anticipated game that will set the tone for the Chargers' season. Last year, they had an impressive 10-7 season, but it ended in disappointment with a loss in the Wild Card Round. The Jacksonville Jaguars made NFL history with the third-largest comeback, overcoming a 27-point deficit to secure a 31-30 victory.
With Saturday's game, Head Coach Brandon Staley is aiming for a complete turnaround. He is relying on the young and talented quarterback, Justin Herbert, to lead the team to the elusive Super Bowl. The Chargers have shown their faith in Herbert by extending his contract through the 2029 season with a record-breaking deal worth $262.5 million. This demonstrates their belief in his abilities and potential.
In addition to securing Herbert's future, the Chargers have made significant offseason moves to strengthen their roster. They made a notable acquisition in free agency by signing standout linebacker Eric Kendricks. Furthermore, they strategically drafted TCU wide receiver Quentin Johnson in the first round of the NFL Draft. These additions to the team demonstrate their commitment to building a competitive and formidable squad.
As the Chargers take the field for their first preseason game, it remains to be seen which players Head Coach Staley will send out. However, one thing is certain – the matchup at SoFi Stadium will undoubtedly generate excitement among the thousands of fans in attendance. The anticipation and buzz surrounding this game are a testament to the fans' unwavering support for their team.