Now that the NFL has released the schedule for the 2018 season, let the analysis and dissection begin. Here, we’ll take a look at the schedule of the Los Angeles Chargers and try and decide the five games that will be the toughest for the team this season.
These games will be in chronological order and they will include preconceived notions that the teams listed here will be not only competitive, but among the league’s elite teams in 2018.
The Chargers finished 9-7 last season and were knocking on the door of the playoffs until the waning moments of the regular season. This year, expectations are going to be much higher.
Keenan Allen bounced back in a big way, winning NFL Comeback Player of the Year. Philip Rivers was in command of the offense and on defense, new coordinator Gus Bradley’s unit brought an element that fans haven’t seen in many years and though this team still plays in a soccer stadium, it’s ready to chase an AFC championship.
However, if the team wants to be taken seriously as the contender many of its fans think it is, it will have to play well in these five games. Here are the five toughest games of the 2018 season for your Bolts.
For a look at the Chargers’ full 2018 schedule, click here.