In short, the Chargers have been hosting home games in Dignity Health Sports Park, a stadium that was built for soccer. As the home stadium of Major League Soccer's L.A. Galaxy, it is primarily used for soccer and is not properly created to accommodate NFL games.
Will the AFC still run through Arrowhead Stadium after Saturday?
Sources said that last month there were internal discussions about possibly playing Sunday night and Monday night championship games in the event both the Rams and Chargers hosted conference-title games, with both games being played at the Rams' Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
However, this solution also presents another dilemma.
The remaining team with the best seed will host the NFC Championship game on Sunday, January 20th, at 3:05 p.m. ET on FOX. It would simply be too much wear and tear for one gridiron to handle. Todd Gurley sat out the final two games of the regular season with inflammation in his left knee, but he was removed from the injury report Thursday and should be ready Saturday for what will be his first game action in about four weeks.
Of course, the National Football League will cross these bridges when it comes to them.
The Rams host the Cowboys on Saturday at the Coliseum while the Chargers travel to New England on Sunday to kick off against the Patriots.
Additionally, for the Rams to host the NFC title game, they would have to beat the Dallas Cowboys at home, and the Philadelphia Eagles would have to knock off the New Orleans Saints at the Superdome.