The Los Angeles Chargers are one of the most talented teams in the AFC, yet sit with a win total below .500 at 7.5 at William Hill Sportsbook. The low total reflects the extremely tough division they play in (AFC West) and some uncertainty at the quarterback position.
Tyrod Taylor is expected to be the Week 1 starter for Los Angeles with rookie Justin Herbert likely taking over at some point in the 2020 season. If either give the Chargers even average quarterback play, they’ll be in great shape to return to the playoffs.
The Chargers will open their season on the road against the Bengals and No. 1 overall pick Joe Burrow, but they’ll have their home opener in the shiny new SoFi Stadium against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 2. According to William Hill, the Chargers have the second-easiest home schedule in 2020 and the 5th easiest overall schedule.
Chargers Projected Win Total and Odds: 7.5 wins OVER -110/UNDER -110
Week 1 Sept. 13: at Cincinnati Bengals, 4:05 p.m., CBS
Week 2 Sept. 20: vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 4:25 p.m., CBS
Week 3 Sept. 27: vs. Carolina Panthers, 4:05 p.m., CBS
Week 4 Oct. 4: at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m., CBS
Week 5 Oct. 12: at New Orleans Saints, 8:15 p.m., ESPN
Week 6 Oct. 18: vs. New York Jets, 4:05 p.m., CBS
Week 7 Oct. 25: at Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m., CBS
Week 8 Nov. 1: vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, 4:05 p.m., CBS
Week 9 Nov. 8: vs. Las Vegas Raiders, 4:05 p.m., Fox
Week 10: BYE
Week 11 Nov. 22: at Denver Broncos, 4:05 p.m., CBS
Week 12 Nov. 29: at Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m., CBS
Week 13 Dec. 6: vs. New England Patriots, 4:25 p.m., CBS
Week 14 Dec. 13: vs. Atlanta Falcons, 4:25 p.m., Fox
Week 15 Dec. 17: at Las Vegas Raiders, 8:20 p.m., Fox
Week 16 Dec. 26 or 27: vs. Denver Broncos, TBD
Wek 17 Jan.3: at Kansas City Chiefs, 1 p.m., CBS
Fun Facts from 2019
- The Chargers’ RBs led the NFL in catches (148) and receiving yards (1,357) while placing second in touchdowns (9).
- Their WRs finished with the lowest number of TDs (8) in the league, which came after scoring 22 touchdowns in 2018.
- Keenan Allen scored six TDs in three straight seasons while averaging 101 catches for 1,263 receiving yards per season.
- LA’s defense finished third in wide receiving yards (2,074) and WR catches (174) allowed.
- The Chargers threw 20 interceptions (fourth most) while also losing 11 fumbles’ which led to them ranking last in the NFL in turnover margin (-17).