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Los Angeles Chargers: Full preseason schedule announced

CARSON, CA - AUGUST 25: Derwin James #33 of the Los Angeles Chargers reaches for Taysom Hill #7 of the New Orleans Saints after he fakes a punt and runs for a first down in the first quarter of the pre-season game at StubHub Center on August 25, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - AUGUST 25: Derwin James #33 of the Los Angeles Chargers reaches for Taysom Hill #7 of the New Orleans Saints after he fakes a punt and runs for a first down in the first quarter of the pre-season game at StubHub Center on August 25, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
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The NFL preseason will kick off in about four months and fans can now start making plans for the games.

Soon, the schedule for the regular season will be made public but in anticipation of that, the league released the full preseason schedule on Tuesday.

The Los Angeles Chargers will have at least one of their games televised nationally, though exact dates and times for each game remain uncertain. Here are the teams the Chargers will face this preseason.

Week 1 at Arizona Cardinals: A team the Chargers have faced frequently in the preseason in recent years, they will get the first look at the No.1 overall pick in the draft, unless the Cardinals trade that pick. Many expect that player to be Kyler Murray, which would be a fun early test for the Bolts.

Week 2 vs. New Orleans Saints: This game will be nationally televised on CBS and though it will feature several backups playing the majority of the game, it will represent yet another battle between Drew Brees and his former team.

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Week 3 vs. Seattle Seahawks: The “dress rehearsal” game will be played against Seattle, a team the Chargers went on the road to defeat last year in the regular season.

Week 4 at San Francisco 49ers: The Chargers go on the road to finish out the preseason against the same team they closed the preseason against last year. The Chargers also faced the 49ers in the regular season. Both games were two-point Chargers victories.

The Chargers will face the same four opponents as last preseason, so the league isn’t shaking things up in that regard. Of course, they will be four completely different (most will incorrectly call them “meaningless”) games.

Stay tuned for the regular season schedule which should be released within the next two weeks.

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