How many times will the Los Angeles Chargers be put under the bright lights of primetime television next year?
The NFL will soon release its regular season schedule, not long after making the preseason schedule official. We know which teams the Chargers will play in 2019, we just don’t know when the games will be played. That information will be revealed soon and armed with that info, we can predict which games could be given national attention.
The Chargers had three games in the regular season last year on national TV. The Chargers have not appeared on Monday Night Football since the season opener in 2017, a loss to the Denver Broncos. They haven’t hosted a Monday night game since October of 2015 in a loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Here are four games that could be placed on a Thursday, Sunday or Monday night.
At Kansas City Chiefs
The game played between these two teams at Arrowhead Stadium last season was one of the best games of the year in the entire league, and it took place on a Thursday night. The Chargers won it 29-28 when Philip Rivers hit Mike Williams on a two-point conversion with just seconds left in the game.
We voted that as our top play of the 2018 season.
That game had it all and it was so much fun to watch, especially if you’re a Chargers fan. The Bolts had lost nine games in a row to Kansas City up until that point and that victory created a belief that it could be the Chargers’ year.
These two teams figure to be the main contenders for the AFC West crown again, so why not do it all over? The Chiefs vs. the Chargers on a Thursday night. Make it happen, NFL.
At Denver Broncos
These divisional rivals seem to meet up in primetime often and though the Broncos aren’t one of the leagues top teams going into 2019, they are one of the more storied franchises and the rivalry between them and the Chargers always brings about good games.
The Broncos were able to defeat the Chargers in Los Angeles last year and that loss hurt the Chargers and their quest for the No. 1 seed in the AFC playoffs.
The Broncos will field a much different team when they next see the Chargers, but the rivalry between the two makes it a game always capable of grabbing national attention.