LA Chargers: 3 best games to watch during Bolts’ bye week

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(Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) – LA Chargers /

The LA Chargers will not be in action in Week 6 but that does not mean that you should stop watching football.

The LA Chargers are taking their bye week much earlier than anticipated after the NFL had to shuffle around the 2020 schedule to accommodate some of the postponed games due to teams having positive COVID tests.

The Chargers were supposed to face off against the New York Jets this week but instead are taking their bye as a chance to get healthy before returning to action in their easiest game to date against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Some Charger fans will take this Sunday off from football and get some yard work done, decorate the house for Halloween or spend time with family. Some, like myself, love watching football too much and need to latch onto the best games possible.

Here are the three games that you should be watching, one in the morning slot, afternoon slot and in primetime, with the Chargers out of action.

Morning slot: Cincinnati Bengals at Indianapolis Colts

The reason for this one is simple: Philip Rivers. While Rivers has not been fantastic this season and while every Charger fan is in love with Justin Herbert, it is nice to see our old friend in action and this definitely will be the game on my television Sunday morning.

Unless Justin Herbert puts together a long career like Rivers (it is way too soon to consider that), Rivers will go down as the greatest quarterback in LA Chargers history and while he was really frustrating to watch, he is still an absolute great character that every Charger fan should love.

It is nice getting to watch his on-field antics along with the rest of the Rivers package without actually caring about the outcome of the game. The Indianapolis Colts have a really well-rounded roster and should be able to take care of the Cincinnati Bengals no problem.

At least, I hope that is the case. If the LA Chargers don’t make the NFL Playoffs then I will be rooting for the Colts, assuming they make the playoffs.