LA Chargers Week 1-4:
Week 1 at Bengals
I’ll be a bit surprised if the Bolts can’t take this Game One. Joe Burrow will be in his first pro game and we all know how stacked the Bolts are on defense. Cincy ain’t too good on the defensive side of the ball, either. So, in theory, this should be a game that Tyrod and the Chargers do very well in.
LA Chargers record: 1-0
Week 2 vs. Chiefs
This is a tough Week 2 for the Bolts, which makes Week 1 all the more important to win. The Bolts have one win against the Chiefs in their last 12 matchups. Andy Reid dominates the Chargers on a regular basis, particularly on the road, which this game will be for the Chiefs. I don’t think I’m saying anything too crazy here.
LA Chargers record: 1-1
Week 3 vs. Panthers
I’m giving this game to the Bolts against my better judgment. Tyrod Taylor is 0-1 against the Panthers in his career and in the matchup of the Panthers and Bolts, the Panthers own the series 5-1.
But I think the Panthers win Week 1 against the Raiders, then lose Week 2 to the Bucs, then win Week 4 against the Cardinals. if they beat the Chargers they’ll start off 3-1 and that doesn’t seem right to me. I think Tyrod and the offense will have a lot of success against a young Panther defense.
LA Chargers record: 2-1
Week 4 at Buccaneers
This is going to be a tough game for the Bolts to win. They lead the series against Tampa Bay 8-3, however, Tom Brady is 6-2 against the Bolts in the regular season. Too many weapons over on Tampa for Tyrod to keep up with.
LA Chargers record: 2-2