Week 1 vs. Indianapolis Colts
Right out of the chute, the Chargers get one of their toughest matchups, a team no one would have called “tough” at this time last season.
The Colts surprised many after a slow start, able to lean on what was possibly the best draft of any team in the league. They made the playoffs and even won a game in the postseason, knocking off the Houston Texans.
Big things will be expected out of the Colts in 2019 based off the way the team finished the season. However, those expectations could be reached because of the Colts’ strong nucleus of players and the guy under center, Andrew Luck.
Both of these teams will likely contend for division titles so it’s a rough way to start the season for both squads. The good thing is the Chargers will get the game in the confines of Dignity Health Sports Park.
Week 7 at Tennessee Titans
Home-field advantage is important in the NFL, perhaps more than in any other league because there are only 16 games. The Titans are a tough, hard-nosed team that can run the ball with power and speed and at home, should present a quality opponent for the Chargers.
These two teams went down to the wire in London last season and the Titans likely haven’t forgotten that. They would love to get one back on the Chargers, particularly since they know they should be one of the best teams in the AFC.
This could be one of those “circle the calendar” games for the Titans, who likely will be more modest about going for a two-point conversion should the game come down to that.