3 guaranteed wins for Chargers in 2018

By Jason Gilder
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The 2018 NFL regular season is getting close to kickoff. Having already analyzed who the Chargers three toughest opponents will be this season, it is only fair to dissect which trio of teams will equal a win for the Bolts.

It is undeniable that anything can happen on any given game day during the NFL season. Whether it be a Sunday, Monday, Thursday or the infrequent Saturday, predicting the precise outcome of a match is an absurd proposition. Week after week, an underdog squad rises to the occasion and topples a heavy favourite.

The Los Angeles Chargers emerged on both sides of such a result in 2017. There were instances where the Bolts entered a contest as the assumed winner, as well as occurrences where a victory seemed laughable.

In a Week 2 home game last season, the Chargers came face-to-face with the Miami Dolphins, who were quarterbacked by once-retired and then-future broadcaster Jay Cutler. With an underwhelming passer under center and a mediocre roster complimenting him, a win for the host Bolts looked imminent.

False. The ‘Fins were graced by a 122-rushing yard performance from running back Jay Ajayi, while getting an efficient outing from Cutler in a 19-17 win for Miami.

It was an opposite outcome in Week 7 against the Denver Broncos, a team entering this matchup 3-2 with a win over L..A. in their back pocket. Their previous meeting became irrelevant when the 2-4 Chargers dominated their division rivals for a 21-0 triumph at the StubHub Center.

The aformentioned games prove predicting game results throughout the season can be an unnecessary activity.

It is also an exercise that makes the arduously painful preseason process go by slightly faster. Having already analyzed who will be the Bolts three toughest matchups this season, it is only fitting to do a similar examination of which three games will be guaranteed wins for the Chargers.