Rex Ryan calls Bill Belichick 'the devil' while discussing Patriots-Chargers

On Sunday, Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn will head to Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, to coach his second-ever NFL playoff game. 

Bill Belichick will be showing up for his 40th. 

That discrepancy, according to Elias, is the biggest in league history, and it wouldn't be outlandish to think Lynn may be intimidated by the experience of his Patriots counterpart. 

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Former New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan, who employed Lynn as a running backs coach, said he doubts that's the case. 

"He’s not going to be intimidated by Bill Belichick, and a lot of coaches are," Ryan said. "But Anthony is not intimidated by the devil."

Yikes!

Anti-Belichick commentary isn't all that uncommon coming from Ryan, who famously said he wouldn't kiss the coach's rings back when the Jets hired him in 2009. Ryan went on to post a 5-12 record against the Patriots during his time with New York and the Buffalo Bills. 

It's safe to assume Ryan will be rooting for his former colleague and the Chargers rather than New England this weekend. 

Related: See each remaining team's championship odds: 

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Super Bowl LIII odds for the 8 remaining teams
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Super Bowl LIII odds for the 8 remaining teams

T-8. Dallas Cowboys
Divisional round opponent: At Los Angeles Rams

Betting odds via Vegas Insider: 9/1
Projected chances via FiveThirtyEight: 6%

(AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

T-8. Indianapolis Colts
Divisional round opponent: At Kansas City Chiefs

Betting odds via Vegas Insider: 9/1
Projected chances via FiveThirtyEight: 6%

(Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

6. Philadelphia Eagles
Divisional round opponent: At New Orleans Saints

Betting odds via Vegas Insider: 8/1
Projected chances via FiveThirtyEight: 8%

(Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)

5. Los Angeles Chargers
Divisional round opponent: At New England Patriots

Betting odds via Vegas Insider: 8/1
Projected chances via FiveThirtyEight: 11%

(Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

4. New England Patriots
Divisional round opponent: Los Angeles Chargers

Betting odds via Vegas Insider: 6/1
Projected chances via FiveThirtyEight: 14%

(Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

3. Kansas City Chiefs
Divisional round opponent: Indianapolis Colts

Betting odds via Vegas Insider: 17/4
Projected chances via FiveThirtyEight: 20%

(Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

2. Los Angeles Rams
Divisional round opponent: Dallas Cowboys

Betting odds via Vegas Insider: 7/2
Projected chances via FiveThirtyEight: 14%

(Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)

1. New Orleans Saints
Divisional round opponents: Philadelphia Eagles

Betting odds via Vegas Insider: 5/2
Projected chances via FiveThirtyEight: 22%

(Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
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