The 2020 NFL schedule is being released today and while we already know who the LA Chargers are going to be playing this season, we do not know when the team is going to be playing each foe.
There have been some schedule leaks here and there, but until the official schedule drops on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. PDT, we know truly know the Chargers’ 2020 schedule.
What we do know is that the team is bound to get some primetime games, although they may not get a lot. Last year, the Chargers were slated to get four primetime games before the season started and they were coming off of a 4-12 record. This year, I project they will get three.
They will get one Monday Night Football game, one Thursday Night Football game and one Sunday Night Football game. Here are my predictions of when and who those primetime games will take place against.
LA Chargers schedule: 2020 primetime games prediction:
Thursday Night Football game: vs. Denver Broncos
There is a reported leak right now that the Denver Broncos are going to be hosting the LA Chargers in Week 1 in the second of two Monday Night Football games, which would not be the first time that the two squared off in the opening week on Monday Night Football.
However, articles claim that the Broncos are going to host the Chargers but the original source material, Woody Paige, says that he is hearing that the Broncos will be at the Raiders or the Chargers in Week 1, not that they will host.
Here is what I think will happen. The NFL, wanting a West Coast second Monday Night Football game, is going to have the Las Vegas Raiders hosting in their brand new, beautiful stadium in Las Vegas. The Rams will get the shine on Sunday Night Football early in the season as well.
Down the line, the NFL will pull a division matchup out for Thursday Night Football as another showcase of beautiful SoFi Stadium. Plus, it being on Thursday gives the Chargers a reason to wear the royal or navy blue color rush jerseys, which is going to be gorgeous.