Chargers: Two more wins!
Week 2: Detroit Lions
The Lions are in an important season with Matt Patricia’s second year coming up. There has to be some improvement for the team, and they’re going to come out firing with all they have. They play the Chargers, Eagles, Chiefs, Packers, and Vikings in five of their first six games. Detroit’s defense was good last year, but one of the areas they struggled in was creating turnovers, being the second-worst in the league at doing so.
Matthew Stafford is a good quarterback and can cause problems, but the offense and defense both need more to compete with the Chargers. Home field advantage helps and maybe Kerryon Johnson has a day, but the Chargers get their second win of the year.
Week 3: Houston Texans
The Texans look to be an AFC contender this season, but it’s been an interesting offseason to say the least. There’s no general manager after they attempted to tamper with New England’s, they’ve traded Jadeveon Clowney, and now they’ve acquired Kenny Stills and Laremy Tunsil. This is a massive season for Bill O’Brien to say the least, and this is a big game against the Chargers with how tough their schedule is.
As for how this game plays out, the Chargers take a win here. Houston’s offensive line is still in flux even after adding Tunsil, and the recent loss of Lamar Miller is big. Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram are going to get after Deshaun Watson and wreak havoc. DeAndre Hopkins is the big weapon to watch out for, but the defense and offense are both good enough to get past the Texans, 24-20.