It’s been more than 20 years since the NFL had franchises in Los Angeles. Sunday, both teams played home games across from each other and the total attendance for the two games was 81,993 fans. The Rams drew 56,612 at the L.A. Coliseum, while the Chargers drew 25,381 at the StubHub Center. Saturday night at the Coliseum the USC-Texas Game drew 84,714 fans. This isn’t good for the NFL, the Chargers or the Rams.
The last time there were two NFL franchises in L.A., there was fan apathy and the league can’t afford for it to happen again. What’s needed, is both clubs have to become perennial playoff contenders or the seats will remain empty. Right now, the Rams under new coach Sean McVay look as if they are going in the right direction. The same can’t be said about the Chargers.