First Game in Allegiant Stadium
The LA Chargers will play their first game in the new Allegiant Stadium against the Las Vegas Raiders on Thursday Night Football in Week 15. This primetime game is the start of a three-game divisional stretch to end the season.
As much as I dislike the Raiders, they have some of the most faithful and energetic fans in the league. Every game against the Raiders is big. While the Chargers lost both games to them last year, they will be looking to get revenge and bragging rights this year.
To get a win against a division rival, especially the Raiders, will be a huge momentum boost for the Chargers as they enter the final two games of the season. They close out the season at home against the Denver Broncos in Week 16 and then on the road against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 17. This final stretch of the season could have major playoff implications and could decide who wins the division and who finishes in last.
If the Chargers happen to be eliminated from playoff contention at this point, this could be where rookie quarterback Justin Herbert gets his first career start. While I hope the Chargers are winning games and Herbert doesn’t see the field because of it, getting him some actual NFL action, will be extremely beneficial for his development as the regular season winds down.
There are plenty of other exciting matchups for the Chargers in the 2020 season. Potentially one final game against Drew Brees and Tyrod Taylor’s return to Buffalo are both interesting as well as the others listed above. The season is still far away, but with a favorable schedule and improved team, fans should be excited about the upcoming season.