The NFL released it’s 65-game preseason schedule on Tuesday and the San Diego Chargers will open that schedule on the road against the Tennessee Titans. That will be an interesting game for a couple of reasons.
Barring any draft-day trades, it will feature two of the top three picks in the upcoming NFL draft. Though he’ll likely only play a series or two, if any at all, Philip Rivers will be playing against the team he was highly rumored to be traded to last season.
Yes, it’s just the preseason and the games don’t count. But it’s one step closer to actual football and we can start to project the games that will matter because whether they count in the standings or not, they mean the world to players fighting for spots on the roster.
San Diego Chargers Preaseason Schedule
Week 1: At Tennessee
Week 2: Arizona
Week 3: At Minnesota
Week 4: San Francisco
In Week 2 of the preseason, the Chargers will host the Arizona Cardinals, a team that was one game away from the Super Bowl last season. San Diego has won three straight preseason games against the Cardinals.
A trip to Minnesota comes in Week 3, where the Chargers will battle the Vikings in a game that will be nationally televised on FOX. It will also be the first NFL game inside the brand new U.S. Bank Stadium. The preseason schedule wraps up with a home game against the San Francisco 49ers, a game in which those players on the roster bubble will be playing for their professional lives.
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The regular season schedule will be released later in the month of April, and that’s when fans will get a real look at how the Chargers season could shake out. For now, talking about the preseason will have to suffice.