Dec 12, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews (24) attempts to avoid Denver Broncos outside linebacker Danny Trevathan (59) in the fourth quarter at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The San Diego Chargers defeated the Denver Broncos 27-20. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Chargers Have 4th Toughest Schedule Next Season


The Chargers have the 4th toughest schedule in the league next season. That is what happens when 3 teams in our division make it into he playoffs.

The Oakland Raiders, Denver Broncos and St. Louis Rams are the only teams that have more difficult schedules than us. We have to face off against all 4 teams that were in the AFC and NFC Championship games. We will face off against the Super Bowl champ and face off against the Super Bowl loser. The schedule is going to be difficult.

Here is the strength of schedule for the rest of the league, per ESPN:

Rank Team Opponent Win Pct.
1 Oakland Raiders .578
2 Denver Broncos .570
3 St. Louis Rams .564
4 San Diego Chargers .563
5 San Francisco 49ers .563
6 Seattle Seahawks .561
7 Kansas City Chiefs .559
8 Arizona Cardinals .547
9 New York Jets .520
10 New England Patriots .516
11 Atlanta Falcons .512
12 Miami Dolphins .508
13 Green Bay Packers .504
14 Buffalo Bills .500
15 Chicago Bears .496
16 Detroit Lions .492
17 Washington Redskins .490
18 Dallas Cowboys .488
19 Tampa Bay Buccaneers .484
20 Philadelphia Eagles .479
21 Minnesota Vikings .477
22 Carolina Panthers .473
23 Cincinnati Bengals .469
24 New Orleans Saints .469
25 Pittsburgh Steelers .469
26 Cleveland Browns .465
27 New York Giants .465
28 Baltimore Ravens .461
29 Jacksonville Jaguars .453
30 Houston Texans .441
31 Tennessee Titans .438
32 Indianapolis Colts .430

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  • serg21

    I swear the Colts always have easy schedules

    • boltingindiego

      look at the afc south division only one team had a winning record and they have teams picking 1st and 3rd in the draft.

  • Julien Bélair

    I don’t care about that this is way too early. An exemple of that would be the Texans and the falcons being in the bottom 10 when everybody at the same time last year though they would be top 10.

  • boltingindiego

    Im just glad we don’t have to travel to the 12th man. those nfc west defenses are brutal. hopefully we play the 49ers early so bowman won’t be playing or at full strength.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      me too!

  • Derek

    Everybody! Look up Terrence Mitchell! This is the perfect db to draft. 1 he’s underrated so he will be there for 2 or 3 round. 2 he’s tall. He’s fast. He is balanced in press off and way off coverage. He had better burn rate than Gilbert. This guy is 1 year away from being ofu empre. So in a yr when we’re ready to get rid of cox or talk contract extension we have leverage.

  • philiprules

    Well duh. The 2 best divisions, AFC & NFC west are playing each other. Look at the top 8 teams and what do you have? 4 AFC West teams, 4 NFC West teams.