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BoltBeat Roundtable: LA Chargers’ schedule release Q and A

CARSON, CA - AUGUST 18: Quarterback Tyrod Taylor #5 of the Los Angeles Chargers eludes a tackle by Wes Horton #50 of the New Orleans Saints during the first half of their pre-seaon football game at Dignity Health Sports Park on August 18, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - AUGUST 18: Quarterback Tyrod Taylor #5 of the Los Angeles Chargers eludes a tackle by Wes Horton #50 of the New Orleans Saints during the first half of their pre-seaon football game at Dignity Health Sports Park on August 18, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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(Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

After the LA Chargers’ schedule was released on Thursday, some of the staff at Bolt Beat got together to discuss some of their key takeaways.

The NFL released the 2020 league schedule on Thursday. While we knew who the LA Chargers were playing beforehand, it was important to look at primetime games, the order of the schedule, and some of the other aspects that may affect the Chargers’ season.

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I asked the Bolt Beat staff some questions to get their thoughts on the 2020 schedule, as well as answered them myself.

Question #1: Which game are you most excited for?

Devon Auriemma:

“Week 2 against the Chiefs. The LA Chargers get to play their first game in SoFi Stadium against the defending Super Bowl Champs. It doesn’t get more exciting than that, plus we get to see those beautiful new home uniforms.”

Steven Haglund:

“The game I am most excited for is the home opener against the Chiefs. I love the fact that the most important game of the year, against the defending world champs, is the first Chargers game in SoFi Stadium.

Plus, it will hopefully give the team the chance to be fully healthy against the Chiefs so we can see early on what this team is made of. Honorable mention to the Monday night game in New Orleans, as that is also a great opportunity to play a prime time game in that arena. Unfortunately, I’m less than optimistic about their chances of winning that one but it will still be very cool.”

Gary Johnson:

“I’m most excited for the Week 5 game against New Orleans. It’s one of our two primetime games, and against one of the best teams in the NFL. Also, if Tyrod Taylor is the starter and things get out of hand in this game, we could possibly see the start of the Justin Herbert era.”

Alexander Insdorf:

“Week 7 against Miami could get very interesting as the season transpires. That has the potential to be the first meeting between Herbert and Tua Tagovailoa. If the Chargers are still doing well, Taylor will probably remain the starter. Even if so, Tagovailoa will be a fixture in the AFC for years to come. I’m excited to see how he’ll play against the Chargers’ defense with the potential of a draft matchup.”

Jason Reed:

“Week 5 against the Saints. My best friend is a Saints fan and this will be electric to watch on Monday Night Football. We had originally tentatively planned to go to New Orleans for his game, but I am not sure if that will happen with the status of the world.”

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