When you think of the Dallas Cowboys' biggest rivals in the AFC, teams like the Buffalo Bills and Pittsburgh Steelers spring to mind given how many times they've locked horns with a Super Bowl on the line.
While the Cowboys are 2-0 against the Bills in the Super Bowl, they're actually 1-2 all-time vs Pittsburgh in the big game.
The LA Chargers have long been an afterthought for Cowboys Nation, but that changed this offseason after the Bolts hired Kellen Moore to replace Joe Lombardi as offensive coordinator after Dallas -- somewhat unexpectedly -- bid Moore farewell after its humbling playoff exit at the hands of the 49ers.
To make matters more interesting, the Cowboys and Chargers will face off in Week 6 on Monday Night Football. The Mike McCarthy vs Moore and Dak Prescott vs Justin Herbert narratives alone will have fans of both teams -- and football fans in general -- circle their calendars.
Incredibly, a Chargers Twitter account gave Cowboys fans another reason to look forward to the showdown with a truly delusional post.
Chargers Twitter account disrespected Cowboys WR CeeDee Lamb
Luckily not all Chargers fans feel this way. Still, though, comparing CeeDee Lamb to an unproven rookie receiver? NFL Twitter is a dispensary for hot takes, but this is one of the most delusional (attempted) contrasts of the offseason.
When watching Lamb, height is the last thing that jumps off the screen.
We actually had to double check he's 6-foot-2 because he simply doesn't play like a big-bodied receiver. That's not to say Lamb isn't capable of winning 50/50 balls, out-leaping a defender in the end zone and delivering a hit stick in the open field, but he's more of an underneath weapon who flourishes after the catch.
Though an all-around superstar, Lamb is a possession receiver more than anything else. Quentin Johnston, on the other hand, profiles as a more physically-dominant deep threat given his imposing 6-foot-4, 215-pound frame.
While Johnston has rare burst and explosion for a receiver of his size, he logged greater than 10 percent drop rate and lower-than-50-percent contested catch rate at TCU. That certainly isn't ideal for a bigger wideout and could possibly explain why he dropped to No. 21 overall after he was previously regarded as the clearcut top WR in the 2023 class.
Additionally, Johnston gets anxious making plays in traffic. He misplayed a ton of passes and committed a number of drops in college with big hits looming. Lamb is one of the best WRs in the league at making grabs in traffic. The way he reacts after those plays makes you think he enjoys the contact.
There's nothing wrong with a fan base being bullish on a rookie, and Johnston has attributes that make him an ideal fit with Herbert. But there's a difference between having high hopes and slighting a top-10 receiver in the game.
October 16 can't get here soon enough.