Chargers Schedule

LA Chargers schedule: Predicting the 2021 primetime games

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - JANUARY 03: Quarterback Justin Herbert #10 of the Los Angeles Chargers takes the snap during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on January 03, 2021 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - JANUARY 03: Quarterback Justin Herbert #10 of the Los Angeles Chargers takes the snap during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on January 03, 2021 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
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Sunday Night Football: Dallas Cowboys at LA Chargers

The NFL loves to put the Dallas Cowboys on primetime and can you blame them? While Dallas has been mostly bad this century, they are still the most popular team in the league and are going to draw big ratings every single time they are on primetime.

The Cowboys are going to have a handful of primetime games, including games against their division foes. This might put the Chargers matchup on the back-burner, but quite frankly, the Chargers matchup is one of the most appealing and should be one of the Cowboys’ (at least) two Sunday Night Football games.

Yes, Dallas typically gets multiple Sunday Night Football games a year. That is what happens when you are ‘America’s Team’.

I can already see it now. Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth in the booth on Sunday night for what should be a fun matchup between Herbert and Dak Prescott. We pan to the stands, which contains 70% Cowboys fans, further pushing the narrative that the Chargers have no fans.

It is inevitable against a team like the Cowboys and the broadcast is going to love pushing that narrative.

This makes sense as a Sunday night game for Dallas. The only two opponents that are more exciting on a primetime matchup for Dallas is the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers and one of those games is guaranteed to be a Monday Night Football game.

Outside of that, it is hard to make a case for the New Orleans Saints without Drew Brees, the Arizona Cardinals, or the Minnesota Vikings as more fun matchups to put on primetime. Those can all be late-window FOX broadcasts on Sunday afternoon.

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