Due to finishing the regular season with an 11-5 record, the AFC East champion New England Patriots have earned the second playoff seed in their conference and a first-round bye. Now, they will finally enter the tournament and square off against a team that was tied for the AFC’s best regular season record: the Los Angeles Chargers, who went 12-4 before defeating the Baltimore Ravens in the wild card round.
The matchup between the Patriots and the fifth-seeded Chargers projects to be a highly contested affair, with both teams fielding top-10 units on offense and defense. And even though New England is favored heading into the contest, the game is expected to be a close one.
In this story stream, we will compile everything you need to know about the game: from pregame breakdowns, to news, to film analysis — Pats Pulpit has you covered. Welcome to the 2019 NFL playoffs!