The LA Chargers have an early bye week this season as they are going to be out of action in Week 7. The Bolts head into the bye week with a 4-2 record and a lot of potential.
The Chargers are far from a perfect team but they have already made moves to address some of the biggest holes on the roster. That is promising for the rest of the season as the Bolts enter a much easier slate of games.
It is no secret that the first six weeks were the hardest for the team. With those six games in the books, and more knowledge about this team, it seems fitting to update our game-by-game predictions.
LA Chargers record prediction after bye week:
Week 8 vs. New England Patriots: Win
The New England Patriots thoroughly routed the LA Chargers last season 45-0. Bill Belichick coached circles around Anthony Lynn and Justin Herbert fell victim to the rookie quarterback curse against New England.
Herbert is no longer a rookie and the Chargers are under much better guidance with Brandon Staley as the head coach. This team is going to absolutely get up for this game after what the Patriots did to them last season and Mac Jones is going to be the rookie who struggles.
Expect the Patriots to attack the Chargers run defense and pick up a fair amount of yards but at the end of the day, they cannot keep up with the Bolts.
Week 9 at Philadelphia Eagles:
I did not believe in Jalen Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles before the season and I still do not believe in them with a 2-4 record. Jalen Hurts just does not have it and the defense in Philly is not good enough to slow down the Chargers offense.
Sure, they are traveling east but it is a 4:05 start in Philly instead of a 1:05 start. The offense will put up huge numbers against the Eagles, who will fall behind early and not get back into the game.
Next, let's get into Weeks 10-12