vs Arizona Cardinals (Sunday, Nov. 25)
Ok, I may have suggested the Broncos were one of the least settled teams in the league. The Cardinals look worse. Things look bleak in Arizona and 2018 could be a less-than-fitting farewell season for the great Larry Fitzgerald.
Sam Bradford comes in under center but if he’s not fit by the time the Cardinals roll into Los Angeles to take on the Chargers, things could get pretty dour under a Mike Glennon-led offense.
David Johnson still has the potential to be amazing, but there’s not much to get excited about here.
Chargers win an easy one.
at Pittsburgh Steelers (Sunday, Dec. 2)
It has been over half a decade since the Chargers lobbed up in Pittsburgh for a clash with the Steelers and with such a poor record against Ben Roethlisberger and his cronies, this one might be ugly.
The Chargers are better than many are giving them credit for, but trying to deal with the Steelers’ strong offense and decent defense could be a bit much.
I’m reticent to say it, but this one is the third loss of the season for the Chargers and it might not be pretty.
vs Cincinnati Bengals (Sunday, Dec. 9)
The Chargers have a good record against the Bengals and hold a decent advantage on home soil, so there’s every expectation that they’ll bounce back from a tough trip to Pittsburgh with a win against a Bengals side which seems to lack a real identity or focus.
Andy Dalton has some weapons, but things don’t look all that settled in Cincy, so I’ll have to stick with the home side here and suggest the Bolts lodge their tenth win of the season, moving one step closer to a return to playoff football.