LA Chargers schedule: Way-too-early 2021 game predictions
LA Chargers schedule prediction, Weeks 7-9:
Week 7: BYE
The LA Chargers host a Madden tournament and Derwin James dominates.
Week 8 vs. New England Patriots
Can anyone say revenge?
Look, it might be a bold thing to predict a double-digit win over a team that beat you by 45 points last season but that is exactly what I am doing. The Chargers were embarrassed last year by the Patriots and you know that is going to fire the players up in a way we have not seen.
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The team gets an entire week to gameplan with the bye and this is not Anthony Lynn’s Chargers. The 45-0 result was because of the coaching disparity, and while Staley has not had one game as a head coach, I am banking on him being better than Lynn.
Justin Herbert can read NFL defenses better in year two and the defense capitalizes with some big turnovers off of Cam Newton/Mac Jones. Chargers by 16.
33-17, LA Chargers
Week 9 at Philadelphia Eagles
The Philadelphia Eagles are not going to be a great football team in 2021 (sorry, Alex). That being said, I can totally see this game being way closer than it should be after the Chargers had such a big win over the Patriots.
On the road, hostile environment and frigid temperatures will contribute to what will be a “come back down to earth” game. At the end of the day, though, I just can’t see Jalen Hurts and the Eagles offense doing much damage to this defense, assuming it is what we hope it is.
Chargers win it with a late field goal.
17-14, LA Chargers
LA Chargers’ record thus far: 5-3