Now this isn’t a knock on the team. The Chargers didn’t make the schedule and they can only play the teams that are on it. However, they should be thankful that the schedule, to this point, has been pretty favorable.
It didn’t start out that way.
The Chargers had games against the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Rams in the first three weeks of the season and those are the only two teams that have beaten them. Each of those teams has won nine games.
But the rest of the schedule has provided a few cupcakes. Their other seven opponents have posted a 19-38-1 combined record to this point in the season.
The Chargers have played the Oakland Raiders twice, a team that appears to be trying to do everything but win a game. They’ve faced the lowly Buffalo Bills and a Cleveland Browns team that isn’t quite there yet. They also faced an injury-riddled San Francisco 49ers squad.
But they should make no apologies.
Wins over the Tennessee Titans and Seattle Seahawks were solid victories, especially considering the Titans’ recent destruction of the New England Patriots and Seattle’s win over the Green Bay Packers.
The schedule is going to get much more difficult with the likes of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens on the upcoming docket, along with another battle with the Chiefs. It’s been advantageous for the team to be able to get out to such a good start by beating up on some of the league’s bottomfeeders.