The full 2022 NFL schedule will be announced this Thursday with tidbits of information trickling in about the schedule prior to the official announcement. We already know that the LA Chargers will take on the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday Night Football in Week 2. Outside of that, we know nothing about the Chargers' schedule... yet.
While we do not know who the Chargers are playing in Week 1 of the 2022 season, the Kansas City Chiefs are reportedly going to get a softball of an opponent on the road to kickstart the season as the team might be taking on none other than Davis Mills and the Houston Texans
This could not be an easier opponent for the Chiefs to begin the 2022 season against before they have to face the Chargers. The Texans were one of the worst teams in the league last season and in terms of pure talent, they may just be the worst team in the entire league in 2022.
Who is the best-case opponent for the Chargers in Week 1?
With the Chargers being on the road on Thursday Night Football in Week 2, it is safe to assume that the Bolts will get a home game in Week 1, especially considering the Chargers started the season on the road in each of the last two seasons.
Hosting the Las Vegas Raiders would present a really cool opportunity to give Philip Rivers the perfect send-off as the greatest Chargers quarterback of all time (for now). However, that is the one game where the Chargers still have to deal with a hostile crowd, so that is not an ideal Week 1 game.
The other potential home opponents for the Bolts are the Denver Broncos, Jacksonville Jaguars, Seattle Seahawks, LA Rams, Tennessee Titans and Miami Dolphins. When it comes to the best-case opponent, the two that stick out are the Seahawks and the Jaguars.
The Chargers have had a lot of success historically at home against the Seahawks and that would certainly continue with the Bolts welcoming Drew Lock back to SoFi Stadium. The Jaguars, meanwhile, are obviously one of the worst teams in the league and catching them in Week 1 before they get any kind of momentum would be solid.
Regardless, the last thing the Chargers need is a tough game against a team like the Rams, Titans (Derrick Henry would still be an issue) or Broncos before having to take on the Chiefs on a short week in Week 2.
The Chiefs are reportedly getting a softball tossed their way and it would only be fair if the Chargers did as well.