at Seattle Seahawks (Sunday, Nov. 4)
Fresh off the bye, the Chargers head to rainy Seattle to tackle the Seahawks in front of the famous ’12th man’ crowd.
The Bolts haven’t played the Seahawks since 2010, so there is little recent history and a first look at quarterback Russell Wilson on the cards.
The Seahawks aren’t what they used to be as the famous ‘Legion of Boom’ is slowly broken up, but they’ll still represent a distinctly difficult challenge on the road. I think Seattle might be too good and the Chargers lose their second game of the season.
at Oakland Raiders (Sunday, Nov. 11)
It’ll be just Week 10 when the Chargers take on the Raiders for the second time this season and you’d have to expect if Gruden still has his touch, they’ll be a far better side the second time around.
If Gruden can get Carr back to his 2016 form, there’s every chance the Raiders will be in for a strong season and a playoff push, if he struggles to catch up to the modern NFL though, it might get ugly.
As a Bolts fan, you’ve got to hope for the latter. Chargers win and silence the Black Hole.
vs Denver Broncos (Sunday, Nov. 18)
Few teams look less settled going into the 2018 NFL season than the Denver Broncos. Case Keenum has come in as the pass-thrower behind center but there are huge question marks over whether he can replicate his strong 2017 campaign with the Minnesota Vikings.
I’m leaning toward a regression for Keenum, and that doesn’t bode well for the Broncos who will need him to step up with very little behind him at the position.
Chargers to bank a big win at the StubHub Center against another AFC West rival.