Los Angeles Chargers’ full 2018 schedule announced
By Travis Wakeman
The NFL released its full schedule for the upcoming 2018 season on Thursday night. The Los Angeles Chargers now have a map of their potential Super Bowl path.
Here is the team’s schedule, which includes a trip to Wembley Stadium to face the Tennessee Titans in October.
Week 1: vs. Kansas City
Week 2 at Buffalo
Week 3 at Los Angeles Rams
Week 4 vs. San Francisco
Week 5 vs. Oakland
Week 6 at Cleveland
Week 7 vs. Tennessee (London)
Week 8 BYE
Week 9 at Seattle
Week 10 at Oakland
Week 11 vs. Denver
Week 12 vs. Arizona
Week 13 at Pittsburgh
Week 14 vs. Cincinnati
Week 15 at Kansas City
Week 16 vs. Baltimore
Week 17 at Denver
The Chargers kick off the season against the same team they did in 2016, the Kansas City Chiefs. That will be a huge game right out of the gate as the Bolts must overcome that team if they have serious plans of contending this year. The Chiefs have won the last eight games against the Chargers, including that 2016 season opener.
In that game, the Chargers jumped out to a 21-3 lead at Arrowhead Stadium before losing 33-27 in overtime.
PUPPIES. PUPPIES. PUPPIES. (and the 2018 schedule) #ScheduleRelease2018 pic.twitter.com/zxMkAnwa7F
— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) April 20, 2018
The Chargers were not slotted on Monday Night Football this season, getting just one prime time game. That will take place on Thursday Night Football in Week 15. It just so happens that the Chiefs will be the opponent in that one as well.
More from Bolt Beat
- LA Chargers: Chris Rumph’s upside is Melvin Ingram-like, but better
- Chargers: Reggie Slater calls LA the “dream scenario” for Rashawn Slater
- LA Chargers: The 4 best moves of the Bolts’ offseason
- LA Chargers: 4 questions surrounding the defense in 2021
- Derwin James injury history and outlook for 2021 season
The AFC West faces the NFC West this season so one game fans will immediately circle on this schedule is the Week 3 “Battle for Los Angeles” when the Chargers play a “road” game against the Rams. Due to an offseason that has netted players such as Marcus Peters, Aqib Talib and Ndamukong Suh, the Rams have become a trendy pick to play for it all this year. This will be a real test for the Chargers.
In Week 16, the Chargers host the Baltimore Ravens in a game that could be flexed to Saturday by the league. Following Week 8, the league will announce two games to move to Saturday of that week, and the Chargers-Ravens tilt is one of four games that has been designated with having the potential to be flexed.
What do you guys think of the Chargers’ schedule? Did it shake out favorably? Let us know in the comment section below.