The LA Chargers schedule for the 2020 season has officially been announced and Charger fans cannot wait to see their Bolts back in action with a revamped roster that is hoping to return to the playoffs after a disappointing 2019.
As with any season, some games are bigger than others and there are certain games in the 2020 schedule that are going to define who the Chargers are and make or break the team making the playoffs.
While the results of these games will not decide the entire season, they will be the games that we look back on after the season as either the catalysts to a playoff run, or the reason why the team missed the playoffs altogether.
Here are the five games that will make or break the LA Chargers’ season:
Week 2 vs. Kansas City Chiefs
The Chargers’ first game at SoFi Stadium is in Week 2 on my birthday, September 20, and there would be no better gift to get than for the Chargers to beat the Chiefs to kickstart the season.
The hope is that the Chargers can get the victory against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 1 and can use the Week 2 matchup against the Chiefs to kickstart a fast start for the team.
The thing about this matchup, though, is that the Chargers do not even need to win it. More than anything, this game is going to be the perfect litmus test to give the Chargers this early in the season. If the Chargers go toe-to-toe with the Chiefs, then we can be more comfortable in them being a playoff contender.
If the Chargers get blown out of the water and the offense cannot keep up then that is going to raise some red flags about the rest of the 2020 season.
As a fan, I am not expecting a win in this game nor do I think the Chargers need one. If the Chargers play the Chiefs close in thier first test of the season then that will be a good sign for the rest of the season.