When it comes to this weekend the Houston Texans will take the field for Week 16 it will be at home against the Los Angeles Chargers, but when looking at the history of this matchup the all-time lead belongs to the team that currently resides in the “City of Angels.”
Whether it be when the Chargers used to be located in San Diego, or in LA, they lead the all-time series against the Texans at 5-2, with the most recent meeting between the two teams taking place in Sept. 2019 when the Texans won by a 27-20 score in Los Angeles.
A lot has changed for both teams since then, as the quarterbacks for this Sunday in Week 16 will be Justin Herbert for the Chargers against Davis Mills of the Texans.
The last time these two teams met a couple years ago the quarterback matchup was Deshaun Watson against Phillip Rivers. Watson is still under contract with Houston, but not really a member of the team, and Rivers is now retired coaching high school football.
Texans: Won most recent game vs. Los Angeles but a lot has changed since ’19
Houston not only won the ’19 meeting, but they have also gained a win over the Chargers in ’13 by a 31-28 score in San Diego. The two quarterbacks for that game were Matt Schaub and Rivers.
With the Texans coming off a win at Jacksonville this past Sunday, though out of the playoff hunt, they maybe have gained some momentum from that win to close out the next three games with some even stronger momentum.
Currently the Chargers are the favorites in Week 16, but having a 3-11 record and nothing to lose, it would be fitting for the Texans to ruin a possible playoff berth by LA as they are 8-6 and still battling to make the “second season.”
Whatever happens this Sunday the Chargers will still have the all-time series lead, but if Houston were to win, they could continue to use that momentum to finish the ’21 season out strong, even if it does hurt their draft status.