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The NFL existed as early as 1920s in America but this is not the same NFL that people have now. When the original NFL merged with its rival league, the AFL, the new NFL was formed, and this is the league that we now have. This merger set up the foundation for one of the greatest sports leagues in the world, with each original league making up one division of the new NFL. For each division, teams play to a championship game, and the two division champions play in what is known as the Super Bowl. Since the start of the Super Bowl, these games have consistently been the most viewed sports event in television yearly.

Each NFL division is further broken down. These small divisions makes for a strong playoff structure and it also creates great divisional rivalries which help boost ticket sales and TV viewership. The NFC and the AFC are the two divisions. The North, South, East and West subdivisions make up the whole NFC and AFC.

The NFL schedule season is created so that the teams play the most divisional games. There are more games played within the overall division they belong to, either the AFC or the NFC. Each season, teams play a few cross divisional games. Season after season, there are exciting new mist of games for everyone’s favorite teams to play. The Chargers/Raiders rivalry in the AFC West, the Cowboys/Redskins in the NFC east, or the AFC championship rivalry that emerged in this decade between the Colts and the Patriots, are the great rivalries that have been created within the individual decision as part of the reasons for the game’s popularity.

The San Diego (now LA) Chargers came into football in 1960 as a member of the America Football League. Ladainian Tomlinson, Charlie Joiner, Marion Butts, Dan Fouts, Philip Rivers, and Lance Alworth, are the great players the Raiders had over the years. There were great years and great success that the team has put together over the years.

Here are some Chargers facts that you might not have known.

Chargers great Dan Fouts strung together three straight 4000 yard seasons from 1979 to 1981, done at a time when no quarterback in history had put together back to back 4000 yard passing seasons.

They played as the Los Angeles Chargers during their first year in professional football. The team relocated to San Diego the following year in 1961. The chargers will return to Los Angeles for the 2017 football season.

In 1992, the Chargers were the first NFL team to start the season 0-4 and still make the playoffs.

In 1986, Charger great Charlie Joiner retired being the last player left in the NFl who had also played in the AFL.

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