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Analyzing the Los Angeles Chargers’ 2019 regular season schedule

PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 02: Mike Badgley #4 of the Los Angeles Chargers kicks the game winning field goal with no time left on the clock in the fourth quarter during the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on December 2, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 02: Mike Badgley #4 of the Los Angeles Chargers kicks the game winning field goal with no time left on the clock in the fourth quarter during the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on December 2, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
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KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – DECEMBER 13: Los Angeles Chargers players celebrate after the Chargers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 29-28 to win the game at Arrowhead Stadium on December 13, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – DECEMBER 13: Los Angeles Chargers players celebrate after the Chargers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 29-28 to win the game at Arrowhead Stadium on December 13, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images)

Chargers’ opponents: Record prediction

  • Week 1 vs Colts: Loss
  • Week 2 vs Lions: Win
  • Week 3 vs Texans: Win
  • Week 4 vs Dolphins: Win
  • Week 5 vs Broncos: Loss
  • Week 6 vs Steelers: Loss
  • Week 7 vs Titans: Win
  • Week 8 vs Bears: Win
  • Week 9 vs Packers: Win
  • Week 10 vs Raiders: Win
  • Week 11 vs Chiefs: Loss
  • Week 12: BYE
  • Week 13 vs Broncos: Win
  • Week 14 vs Jaguars: Loss
  • Week 15 vs Vikings: Win
  • Week 16 vs Raiders: Win
  • Week 17 vs Chiefs: Loss

Final Regular Season Record: 10-6

This is ultimately a pre-draft analysis of the Chargers’ regular season schedule, and the projected record could change dramatically depending on their draft haul. If they fail to address the offensive and defensive line, they won’t finish better than 10-6. If they use smart drafting and post-draft free agents to fill their roster correctly, they could have two more wins.

Week 1 has historically been tough for the Chargers, so that’s a loss. Until the Chargers beat the Chiefs again, they shouldn’t be bet on to win. That outcome, however, could change enormously if Tyreek Hill is unavailable in those games. The game dropped to the Broncos is just one of those tough AFC West losses that aren’t predicted, but happen because of how tough the teams within the division play each other. The Steelers were the team many did not want to face again in the playoffs, and this year should feel no different, though in the regular season. It’s never good to play a well-rounded team seeking revenge. The Jaguars will be much better this year if Foles is playing, as their defense seems to try harder when they believe they can win.

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That’s the regular season! The Chargers have many tough opponents to face in 2019, but will face many of them at home. The schedule favors the team thus far, and making the playoffs should be no problem for a squad returning almost all of its 12-4 squad from a year ago.

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