The NFL playoff picture entering Week 18 is an interesting one.
Though there are still some seeds that will be finalized as a result of Sunday’s games, there are several surprising scenarios that could occur on Super Bowl Sunday, February 13, 2022.
One surprising scenario would be the All Los Angeles Bowl.
That would feature the AFC Champion Los Angeles Chargers taking on the NFC Champion Los Angeles Rams in the stadium both share, SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California.
Rams vs. Chargers.
THAT would be a crazy moment in history.
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Remember when we thought it was amazing that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were playing in their home stadium in last year’s Super Bowl?
This would certainly up the ante on that accomplishment.
Let’s consider each team’s chances.
1. Los Angeles Chargers
The Chargers are currently clinging on to the seventh seed in the AFC playoff picture.
They must win their Week 18 game against the Las Vegas Raiders to get in.
If the Chargers lose, the Raiders grab that playoff spot.
Los Angeles @Chargers vs. Las Vegas @Raiders.
Winner to the #NFLPlayoffs. 🍿 pic.twitter.com/itpvoyi03A
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The Chargers, stemming back to their San Diego days, have never won a Super Bowl.
Considering the great players and teams of those years led by Dan Fouts and Philip Rivers, this is hard to fathom.
The stigma with the Chargers is that they always underperform based on the expectations placed on them.
Hopefully, second-year quarterback Justin Herbert can change the script and rewrite the history of the franchise.
Herbert and the Chargers have shown flashes of both greatness and mediocrity this season.
They must be great in Week 18 to put themselves in a position to make this LA Super Bowl a viable possibility.
2. Los Angeles Rams
The @RamsNFL are aiming to win another division title with McVay as their HC 🏆 pic.twitter.com/cA3XjH7bju
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The Los Angeles Rams, and their St. Louis counterparts, are no strangers to postseason success.
Kurt Warner led the “Greatest Show on Turf” in 1999.
Jared Goff led the Rams to the Super Bowl just three years ago.
In the offseason, the Rams initiated a shakeup with a quarterback swap with Detroit to get veteran Matthew Stafford.
At the time, some people questioned the blockbuster trade and wondered if Stafford could jump in and lead this team to success so quickly.
The 33-year-old Stafford has played as though he has been a Ram for years.
Who Would Be Occupy The Home Team Locker Room?
Though this is still weeks away and a lot of football has to be played to get to a Super Bowl of LA teams, if it happened, it poses some interesting questions.
Some logistics would be a lot easier; there would be no travel for players which in the midst of this COVID-19 pandemic would be beneficial.
However, which team would occupy the visitors’ locker rooms?
The NFL presumably has a plan for everything so this may already have been considered.
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+750: Bills, Buccaneers
+1200: Titans, Cowboys
+2000: Colts, Bengals
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The 2021 NFL season has been so crazy.
Expecting the unexpected has become the norm.
That’s why this all Los Angeles Super Bowl would be a strange but appropriate ending to the season.
There are a lot of teams that stand in the way of this becoming a reality so time will tell if it will happen.NEXT: Kliff Kingsbury Has A Chance To Make Cardinals History Sunday