Jan 5, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; San Diego Chargers safety Eric Weddle celebrates during the 2013 AFC wild card playoff football game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. The Chargers defeated the Bengals 27-10. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Breaking down the Chargers schedule:
Week 1 (Monday Night Football) at Arizona Cardinals
Again we have to wait till the last game of the opening week to watch our team play. We are in prime time, but it is the game that we will all be anxious to see and can’t wait to see our team. In a scheduling quirk, the Chargers will face the Cardinals at the end of the preseason and the start of the regular season. Back-to-back.
Week 2 vs Seattle Seahawks
We face the Super Bowl Champions and at least we get to see them in our house and at least we get to face them early. We get to test our team out right out of the gates.
Week 3 at Buffalo Bills
We head to Buffalo in week 3 and we won’t have to deal with too much weather in this trip out there since it is early in the season. Nice break to face off against them early in the year.
Week 4 vs Jacksonville Jaguars
In week 4, we will have the Jags and whoever their quarterback is.
Week 5 vs New York Jets
Will Michael Vick be the starter for the team at this time or will it be Geno Smith? Will Chris Johnson be the starting running back or will they have Chris Ivory?
Week 6 at Oakland Raiders
We head out to Oakland and we should know what kind of a quarterback they have in Matt Schaub by this time.
Week 7 vs Kansas City Chiefs
This is the middle of a 3-game stretch in which we face all of the AFC West. At least we get to face all three teams in the division in the first half of the year.
Week 8 (Thursday Night Football) at Denver Broncos
Time to whip on Peyton Manning and the boys. Another short week game against the Broncos and they can use that as an excuse for losing again.
Week 9 at Miami Dolphins
We shouldn’t have lost to them last season, but we did. We better be more prepared going into this game this season heading into the BYE.
Week 10 BYE
I hate this week.
Week 11 vs Oakland Raiders
Time to give the Raiders another loss.
Week 12 vs St Louis Rams
Will Sam Bradford be hurt by this time?
Week 13 at Baltimore Ravens
Not even sure if this team is good or not at this time. Steve Smith is on that roster though. Will he make that much of a difference.
Week 14 (Sunday Night Football) vs New England Patriots
This will be a start of a brutal 3 week stretch. First we start out with one of those teams we hate.
Week 15 vs Denver Broncos
Then we face off against Peyton Manning and the rival Broncos.
Week 16 (Saturday) at San Francisco 49ers
I am not even sure why this game is on a Saturday.
Week 17 at Kansas City Chiefs
Then we rely on Ryan Succop to miss the field goal at the end of regulation to get us into the playoffs.