Welcome to Season 7, Episode 18 of the Unconventional Preview, a serious-yet-lighthearted, nostalgia-tinted look at the Patriots’ weekly matchup.
Seems like the Patriots and Chargers should have more of a tangled history than they do, They’re both refugees of the AFL, established in 1960 and moving to the NFL in the merger before the 1970 season. They’ve both had some unforgettable teams — though they never won a Super Bowl, the Chargers had the electrifying Air Coryell era in the late ’70s and early ’80s, while the Patriots have had . . . well, roughly the last 20 years of excellence.