The 2021 NFL schedule is set to be released on Wednesday, May 12 at 8:00 p.m. EST. Because the NFL can never sleep, there is going to be special schedule-related programming that fans can tune into on NFL Network.
The 2021 season is the first in which teams will be playing 17 games and we already know who the LA Chargers will be playing and where. Outside of the AFC West, the Chargers host the Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Pittsburgh Steelers, Las Vegas Raiders and Minnesota Vikings.
The Bolts will be on the road to take on the likes of the Cincinnati Bengals, Philadelphia Eagles, Baltimore Ravens, Washington Football Team and Houston Texans, alongside the regular AFC West foes.
What is being revealed on Wednesday is the order in which the schedule will be as well as which games are going to be on primetime. Of course, later in the season there is primetime flexing, but we will get an early idea of who the Chargers will play in front of a national audience.
The LA Chargers schedule doesn’t typically have many primetime games.
The LA Chargers played in two primetime games last season. They were on the road against the New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football and were also on the road against the Las Vegas Raiders on Thursday Night Football.
The Chargers were 1-1 in those games and both were wildly entertaining.
With Justin Herbert under center, a brand-new stadium that will be allowing fans for the first time and a savvy new head coach, it feels like the Chargers will be on primetime more in 2021.
I won’t go as far as to say that they will get the Dallas Cowboys treatment, but they do deserve a Sunday Night Football game on top of playing a game on both Monday and Thursday.
Based on who the Chargers are playing, here are my primetime predictions for the 2021 LA Chargers schedule.