Los Angeles Chargers 2017 schedule release: Games, dates and times
By Travis Wakeman
It’s been rough to be a fan of the Los Angeles Chargers over the last two seasons.
The team has suffered through back-to-back dreadful seasons before moving from San Diego to Los Angeles. That’s not the only change the team has undergone. Following the season, Mike McCoy was fired as the team’s head coach and replaced by Anthony Lynn, a former player who has no head coaching experience, save for his interim role with the Buffalo Bills last season.
How fast the Chargers bounce back after coming to Los Angeles remains to be seen, but many factors will play into that. Not the least of which will be the 16 teams the Chargers will face next season.
The NFL has released the much anticipated 2017 NFL schedule.
Week 1: at Denver
Week 2: Miami
Week 3: Kansas City
Week 4: Philadelphia
Week 5: at New York Giants
Week 6: at Oakland
Week 7: Denver
Week 8: at New England
Week 9: BYE
Week 10: at Jacksonville
Week 11: Buffalo
Week 12: at Dallas
Week 13: Cleveland
Week 14: Washington
Week 15: at Kansas City
Week 16: at New York Jets
Week 17: Oakland
The Chargers will kick off the season in the final game of Week 1, a late start at Denver on Monday Night Football.
They will also have the rare distinction of playing at MetLife Stadium twice next year as they face both the Jets and Giants on the road. Aside from that, a Thanksgiving Day clash against the Dallas Cowboys comes in Week 12. The Cowboys play on Thanksgiving every year, but it will be quite the experience for the Chargers. Since the AFL-NFL merger, the Chargers have not played on Thanksgiving. The team played in four Thanksgiving games back in the AFL, posting a 2-1-1 record. It will be their first game on the holiday since 1967.
The Miami Dolphins get the honors of being the first team to play a regular-season game against the Chargers at the StubHub Center in Week 2. The teams met last year in San Diego, with the Dolphins escaping with a 31-24 victory after a late interception return for a touchdown by linebacker Kiko Alonso.
It looks like a tough schedule. How do you guys see it? Let us know in the comment section below.