Let’s look at that San Diego Chargers 2014 schedule one more time and predict a few wins and losses to this thing. Here we go:
Week 1 (Monday Night Football) at Arizona Cardinals
This one is not going to be easy. We open on the road to a team that just missed out on the playoffs and is hungry to get there. Carson Palmer is another year older, but he can still get the ball out to Larry Fitzgerald. We are going to need to run that ball down this defense throats, but their defense is strong as well. Right out of the gate, we will be tested.
Week 2 vs Seattle Seahawks
At least we get to face the Super Bowl Champions at home and don’t have to deal with them in their building. This is another tough game and the fans will be yelling for heads to roll after 2 straight losses.
Week 3 at Buffalo Bills
This game will not be as easy as we would want, but with the team hungry for a win, the Chargers get one in the win column on the road.
Week 4 vs Jacksonville Jaguars
This might be the easiest game on the schedule based on the way all these teams look today, but we didn’t do too well against easy teams last year. The one easy team we did beat last season was the Jags and we will do it again.
Week 5 vs New York Jets
Honestly have no clue who will be running the show at quarterback for the Jets when we get here, but I don’t think it will matter.
Week 6 at Oakland Raiders
We were embarrassed by the Raiders in Oakland last season, but we won’t let them do it again. Unless for some reason they decide to play the game after midnight again.
Week 7 vs Kansas City Chiefs
I don’t think the Chiefs were as good as their record was last season and I don’t think they have done much to get any better this offseason.
Week 8 (Thursday Night Football) at Denver Broncos
Here we are in a short week against the Broncos again. The Chargers play well against the Broncos and always make a game out of it. The Chargers always find ways to give Peyton Manning fits as well. We steal this one.
Week 9 at Miami Dolphins
Traveling out to Miami is not going to be easy, but this is a team that we should win against and go into the BYE week with some huge momentum.
Week 10 BYE
Week 11 vs Oakland Raiders
I just don’t think the Raiders are going to be a big threat this season, despite all the moves that they have made.
Week 12 vs St Louis Rams
Sam Bradford isn’t a great quarterback and he will likely be hurt by the time this game comes around anyway.
Week 13 at Baltimore Ravens
I must be crazy thinking that the team will be 9-2 at this point in the season. I think the Ravens are going to have some issues in the coming season, but the Chargers are due for a letdown after a 9-2 start,
Week 14 (Sunday Night Football) vs New England Patriots
The Chargers play well in prime time, but the Patriots have a solid squad. Tom Brady vs Philip Rivers could meet again in the playoffs this season, but this time around we get the loss.
Week 15 vs Denver Broncos
The Broncos and Chargers could be battling for the AFC West in this game. The Broncos will be hungrier for this game than the Chargers.
Week 16 (Saturday) at San Francisco 49ers
The Chargers are really sliding and just need to pick up a win to secure a playoff spot, but they have to face off against one of the best teams in the game in their new digs.
Week 17 at Kansas City Chiefs
Four straight losses and we have to head to Arrowhead in order to secure a playoff spot. We secured our spot against the Chiefs last season and we do it again this year.
If this prediction were to happen, it would be one streaky season for the Lightning Bolts. Nine straight wins and the fans would be talking Super Bowl, followed by 4 straight losses and the team would be wondering if they make it into the postseason.
Last season, I predicted the team with 10 wins also. That is when a lot of people felt that we were going to have 6 wins.
We have a roster that can do it and we have a team that is more familiar with their scheme on offense. We should be able to dominate games with our ball control offense. The schedule is tough and we will be tested, but this team has some good players on it.