LA Chargers schedule: Way-too-early 2021 game predictions

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(Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) – LA Chargers /

The 2021 LA Chargers schedule is officially here! And of course, the team’s social media team absolutely killed it when announcing the 17 games slated for the 2021 season.

should we REALLY make our schedule release video a powerpoint?

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— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) May 12, 2021

In what has become a tradition here at Bolt Beat, here are some way-too-early game-by-game predictions for the 2021 season. If these are all right be sure to come back to this article and call me a genius. If not, let’s just pretend like this never happened.

LA Chargers schedule prediction, Weeks 1-3:

Week 1 at Washington Football Team: 23-14

This is going to be a much tougher game than some people give credit. The Washington Football Team has one of the scariest defenses in the league and this is a brand-new offensive line that is going to have to figure it out quickly.

However, we could also spin it and argue that the offensive line will be fresh. The grind of the season will not yet be set in, and as long as they get through camp healthy, they will be ready to make an impact.

Washington’s offense won’t be able to keep up with the Bolts in crunchtime and Brandon Staley’s new defense will shine with Washington not truly knowing what to expect.

23-14, LA Chargers

Week 2 vs. Dallas Cowboys

This is going to be a shootout. The Dallas Cowboys, even with the addition of Micah Parsons, do not have a great defense but are going to have one of the best offenses in the league with Dak Prescott back under center.

If this team is really different from previous years with special teams and situational effectiveness then they win this game. This is a game that Anthony Lynn’s Chargers would lose. But Brandon Staley’s Chargers? We are hopeful.

31-28, LA Chargers

Week 3 at Kansas City Chiefs

I want to believe that the Chargers will beat the Chiefs in Week 3, I really do. But it is going to be hard to keep up with two solid offensive teams two weeks in a row. Kansas City will do just enough to beat the Chargers at home, but the Bolts will send a statement in the process.

Justin Herbert will tie the game late in the fourth quarter but will leave Patrick Mahomes enough time to go down and score the game-winning touchdown.

27-20, Kansas City Chiefs

LA Chargers’ record thus far: 2-1