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The Chargers have an odd tie to the last four Super Bowl winners

Anwar S. Richardson
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San Diego Chargers fans, get ready for that Super Bowl parade after the season.

Yes, it sounds preposterous to talk about after the Chargers’ 27-10 AFC wild-card victory against Cincinnati on Sunday. It is not that ridiculous for those NFL observers who believe in omens.

Each of the past four seasons, the team that the Philadelphia Eagles hosted in their home opener went on to win a Super Bowl championship. The New Orleans Saints, Green Bay Packers, New York Giants and Baltimore Ravens went on to win a Lombardi Trophy after facing Philadelphia at Lincoln Financial Field in the Eagles’ home opener.

Who was the opponent for this season's Eagles home opener? That's right, the San Diego Chargers. San Diego defeated Philadelphia 33-30 in that game.

Sure, it might be a coincidence, but dismissing it is like telling Wade Boggs he did not need to eat chicken before every baseball game to be successful. The Chargers are going to need everything they can get to beat the Broncos in Denver next week and then two more games against good opponents after that.

By the way, the Cowboys, Giants, Redskins, Panthers, Jaguars, Seahawks, Rams and Titans are the Eagles' home opponents in 2014.

If San Diego wins it all, those teams might all lobby the NFL to become Philadelphia’s first home opponent in 2014.

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Anwar S Richardson is a writer for Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at NFLAnwar@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!

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