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Bold predictions for Chargers season opener against Colts

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - SEPTEMBER 25: Travis Benjamin #12 of the San Diego Chargers catches the ball during the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on September 25, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - SEPTEMBER 25: Travis Benjamin #12 of the San Diego Chargers catches the ball during the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on September 25, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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CARSON, CA – DECEMBER 22: Fireworks go off during the national anthem prior to a game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Los Angeles Chargers during the first half of a game at StubHub Center on December 22, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA – DECEMBER 22: Fireworks go off during the national anthem prior to a game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Los Angeles Chargers during the first half of a game at StubHub Center on December 22, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

Chargers have home-field advantage

It has been a long time since the Chargers have had a true home-field advantage. The Chargers’ fan base is slowly growing in Los Angeles, and the days of seeing a sea of opposing fans in the stands at Dignity Health Sports Park (formerly StubHub Center) may soon come to an end.

Fans will be hyped to see their favorite team come back for another season after a devastating loss in the playoffs. The Chargers start the season as one of the favorites to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl, and that may help the attendance in a very demanding market.

The Chargers could certainly use the help of a packed stadium cheering in their favor, for a change, if they want to get rid of their Week 1 curse. Chargers fans will not let them down.

The Chargers sack Jacoby Brissett four times

One of the most interesting things to watch on Sunday’s game will be the matchup between the Chargers’ top-notch defensive line and the Colts’ offensive line which is arguably the best in the league. It will feature players like Joey Bosa, Melvin Ingram, and first-round rookie Jerry Tillery face off against All-Pro guard Quenton Nelson and company.

The Colts only allowed 1.2 sacks per game last season, a mark that was the best in the league. However, that mark may be aided by Luck’s quick release and scrambling ability. The Chargers secondary won’t let receivers get open quickly, and the line led by a healthy Bosa will eventually find Brissett for a sack.

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