Chargers schedule: Way-too-early game-by-game predictions for 2022

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The LA Chargers schedule for the 2022 season has officially been released as fans can start booking their flight, plane tickets, or simply buying tickets for home games. There is a lot of anticipation around the 2022 season as the Chargers have a legitimate Super Bowl window with all of the talent on the roster.

We already knew who the Chargers were playing in 2022 and the order of the games absolutely does matter. Travel, stretches of back-to-back games as well as the time of year (in some cases) all matter.

As we do every season, we have to go game-by-game and predict all 17 outcomes for the Chargers in the 2022 season. Last year I had the Chargers go 11-6 and the team actually went 9-8. Let's hope my predictions this year are more on the money.

Predicting every game on the Chargers schedule in 2022:

Week 1 vs Las Vegas Raiders: 30-18 Win

The Las Vegas Raiders are the one team that still has a big visiting fanbase show up at SoFi Stadium when the Chargers play. While people still make jokes about the Chargers “not having any fans”, they showed up in 2021 and they are going to come out even more in 2022.

It will be a 50-50 split in this game but it will not matter. The Chargers easily defeated the Raiders at home last season and with such a bad secondary and offensive line, I am not sure how the Raiders will get this done on the road against the Bolts.

Week 2 at Kansas City Chiefs (TNF): 34-24 Win

While Chiefs fans will deny it, Kansas City definitely got worse this offseason. Don't get me wrong, the Chiefs are still a very dangerous team with Patrick Mahomes, especially after having such a solid showing in the 2022 NFL Draft.

That being said, it is going to take some time for the new weapons to really get accustomed to playing in Kansas City and the Chargers' defense will show up in this game to give the Chargers a 10-point win over their division rivals, sending a message that the AFC West might be theirs to lose in 2022.