Chargers schedule prediction, Week 10-12:
Week 10 at San Francisco 49ers (SNF): 26-24 Loss
Every year there is at least one game that a team should have won that they lose. The better you are as a team, the fewer of these games that happen. However, for the most part, every team has at least one of these really ugly loses. While it won’t be against a bottom-feeder team in the league, I do believe this is the one ugly loss for the Chargers.
While the quarterback situation is up in the air in San Francisco, Kyle Shanahan is one of the best offensive minds in football and has experience against Brandon Staley’s defensive scheme from the 2020 season.
This will be a shootout where the 49ers pull tricks out of the bag and really utilize the athletes on the offensive side of the ball to grind the Chargers and make them strike fast. I know it is unpopular to predict losses like this, but if this is the only one the Chargers have, fans can be happy.
Week 11 vs. Kansas City Chiefs: 30-27, Loss
While it would be amazing to see the Chargers beat the Chiefs twice in a season, there is an old saying that I do live by when it comes to NFL games: you cannot beat a good team twice. While that may contradict some other predictions on this article, the Chiefs are still a good team and will battle their way to beat the Chargers at SoFi Stadium.
That being said, like they have every single time they have played the Chiefs with Justin Herbert, the Chargers are going to put up a fight. The first game was a smooth 10-point win while this game will come down to a game-winning field goal at the end of regulation.
Week 12 at Arizona Cardinals: 37-30, Win
The Chargers get to play Kyler Murray later in the season, which is a good thing. Each of the last two seasons Murray and the Cardinals have started out red-hot and have wavered as the year has gone on. Coming off of back-to-back losses, the Chargers are going to be very urgent in this game.
It is going to be a shootout but at the end of the day, I trust Justin Herbert and Brandon Staley a lot more than I trust Kyler Murray and Kliff Kingsbury, especially late in the season. That is the main difference in this game.