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San Diego Chargers schedule analysis

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Johnny Lightning, Apr 20, 2010.

  1. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

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    By Bill Williamson
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    Breakdown
    : Norv Turner’s Chargers start very poorly and finish strong. It always seems to happen.

    Last year, the Chargers started 2-3, but won the final 11 games of the regular season, an NFL high. The Chargers don’t start clicking until the early season is a memory.

    This year, like every year, the Chargers want to change that trend. They will have a good opportunity. San Diego’s first six games are not a murder’s row of opponents. San Diego plays only one 2009 playoff team (Arizona at home in Week 4) in the first six games before hosting New England in Week 7. If the Chargers can’t start fast this year, something is definitely wrong.

    Complaint department: The Chargers have a pretty workable schedule. If there are any sticking points it’s that they finish the season with two road games against key AFC competition. The Chargers play at Cincinnati in a Sunday night game in Week 16 and end the season at Denver. Still, the Chargers will go into the two-game stretch with home games against Oakland, Kansas City and San Francisco (on a Thursday night) in Weeks 13-15.

    More Monday Night Magic in Week 1? For the third time since 2006, the Chargers will play on the back end of a Monday Night Football doubleheader in Week 1. For the third straight time, San Diego will open the season on the road against a division foe. The Chargers play at Kansas City in Week 1. They played at Oakland in "Monday Night Football" games in 2006 and 2009. The Chargers likely won’t complain about not getting a home game to start the season. They won both of the games in Oakland.

    Chargers Regular Season Schedule (All times Eastern)
    Week 1: Monday, Sep. 13, at Kansas City, 10:15 PM
    Week 2: Sunday, Sep. 19, Jacksonville, 4:15 PM
    Week 3: Sunday, Sep. 26, at Seattle, 4:15 PM
    Week 4: Sunday, Oct. 3, Arizona, 4:15 PM
    Week 5: Sunday, Oct. 10, at Oakland, 4:15 PM
    Week 6: Sunday, Oct. 17, at St. Louis, 1:00 PM
    Week 7: Sunday, Oct. 24, New England, 4:15 PM
    Week 8: Sunday, Oct. 31, Tennessee, 4:05 PM
    Week 9: Sunday, Nov. 7, at Houston, 1:00 PM
    Week 10: BYE
    Week 11: Monday, Nov. 22, Denver, 8:30 PM
    Week 12: Sunday, Nov. 28, at Indianapolis, 8:20 PM
    Week 13: Sunday, Dec. 5, Oakland, 4:05 PM
    Week 14: Sunday, Dec. 12, Kansas City, 4:15 PM
    Week 15: Thursday, Dec. 16, San Francisco, 8:20 PM
    Week 16: Sunday, Dec. 26, at Cincinnati, 8:20 PM
    Week 17: Sunday, Jan. 2, at Denver, 4:15 PM
     
  2. szarmes

    szarmes I am the Walrus

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    Can't wait til the season starts again. :turdspuke:
     
  3. wrbanwal

    wrbanwal Well-Known Member

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    4-2

    mark it down

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  4. szarmes

    szarmes I am the Walrus

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    you mean 6-0?
     
  5. Boltergeist

    Boltergeist BoltTalker

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    Let's have a good start for once....and then do what we do best. Finish strong!
     
  6. NORV4LIFE

    NORV4LIFE NO MORE NORV!!!!!

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    if we play well from the begininning I could see us fininishing anywhere between 12-4 and 16-0
     
  7. TheLash

    TheLash Well-Known Member

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    I like the week 10 bye too. Nice to not have a super early bye this year.:tup:
     
  8. ThunderHorse17

    ThunderHorse17 Lone Wolf

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    I like that bye week myself too. Especially after seeing what KC and PITT got week 4 byes. Ouch Tho for Pitt this could work out for Big Bens supsension to end and he comes back on the bye. Also jus seen Byron could be back int Pitt.

    This schedule *on paper* looks like a very good potential 15-1 record season. And of course being the kings of controversy and aids to rule changes we will defy this new Rival week plan and rest our starters v Den in a meaningless game since we will be 15-0 at that time. LOL what will they call this new rule revision after we go on to win the SB?

    Seriously good shot at a EZ start and a good chance to prove at the tail end of the season that this team is a closer. (+if your the schedule maker and you have a chance to possibly rematch to the weather even the Great FREEZER bowl game, why wouldnt you? Also from the short time I have followed NFL and the Chargers religously they have done above average in extreme cold conditions. This being a bigger deal considering the love SD gets for its year round 80% temps. )I love also the fact that with this overall team makeup since 06 intact I still feel like this team can beat ANY team they are matched up with AFC or N.

    How sweet would the matchup of SD v NO be this year if both teams made it all the way??? :rockout: <---HELL YEA this is my personal hand sign greeting for hello good bye and of course ROCK the ffff on!! :rockout:
     
  9. Ride The Lightning

    Ride The Lightning Join the Dark Side, we have cookies.

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  10. NORV4LIFE

    NORV4LIFE NO MORE NORV!!!!!

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    I wanna see the bolts beat on the cowgirls!:abq1:
     
  11. 17Rocks

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    Yes! I am a big fan of the late bye! Another noteworthy fact relating to the bye week; none of our opponents will be coming off of theirs when we face them!

    Week 4:*Cowboys, Chiefs, Vikings, Buccaneers
    Week 5:*Dolphins, Patriots, Steelers, Seahawks
    Week 6:*Cardinals, Bills, Panthers, Bengals
    Week 7:*Lions, Texans, Colts, Jets
    Week 8:*Falcons, Eagles, Giants, Ravens, Browns, Bears
    Week 9:*Broncos, Jaguars, 49ers, Rams, Titans, Redskins
    Week 10:*Packers, Saints, Raiders, Chargers
     
  12. TheLash

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    wow that's a nice change from 2 years ago when it seemed everyone got a bye before they played us.:tup:
     
  13. Johnny Lightning

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    Chargers’ 2010 schedule: start is road-heavy

    By Kevin Acee, UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER
    Wednesday, April 21, 2010


    With early road games, five prime-time appearances and another Christmas away from home, an element of difficulty was infused in the Chargers’ 2010 schedule when times and dates were announced yesterday by the NFL.
    But all things considered, this season sets up pretty well for the Chargers.
    “There are some stretches that are difficult,” head coach Norv Turner said. “Because four of the first six are on the road, that is a challenge. But you flip it over, that means six of the next eight are at home. And there is a bye involved in there, so it does give you a chance to be more rested.”
    The Chargers will open for the second season in a row on the road on ESPN’s “Monday Night Football,” this time Sept. 13 in Kansas City.
    Their home opener is six days later, Sept. 19, against the Jacksonville Jaguars. A game Oct. 3 against the Arizona Cardinals is the Chargers’ only other home game in the season’s first six weeks.
    In the seventh week, the Chargers play the Patriots at home on Oct. 24. They play four more night games after the trip to Kansas City, including back-to-back prime-time appearances in November and December.
    Coming out of their Week 10 bye, the Chargers host Denver on Monday, Nov. 22, and travel to Indianapolis to play the Colts on “Sunday Night Football” six days later.
    “That will challenge our guys,” Turner said.
    On Dec. 16, the Chargers host the San Francisco 49ers for a Thursday night game. They travel the following weekend to Cincinnati for a Dec. 26 night game.
    “Two years in a row, on the road on Christmas, that will challenge us,” said Turner, whose team beat the Titans in Nashville last Dec. 25.
    After finishing the past two seasons at home, the Chargers close the regular season Jan. 2 at Denver.
    The Chargers’ strength of schedule, based on their opponents’ combined 2009 winning percentage of .453, is rated the fourth-easiest in the NFL.
    And for the first time since 1992, the Chargers do not play a true East Coast game. They only go to the Eastern time zone twice (Cincinnati and Indianapolis). The Chargers have five games that are at least two time zones away, their fewest since 2006.
    With his annual disclaimer that it is impossible to judge the strength of a schedule in April and that every game presents its own challenges, Turner essentially said the makeup of the schedule doesn’t matter.
    “To be honest, we have a real good football team that’s getting better,” he said. “When you have a good football team, when you get the schedule, it gets exciting. You see what you’re working for.”
    Also yesterday, the times and dates for the Chargers’ preseason games were announced. They will open with 6 p.m. home games Aug. 7 against the Chicago Bears and Aug. 14 against the Dallas Cowboys. Road games Aug. 27 at New Orleans and Sept. 2 at San Francisco close out the exhibition slate.
    2010 chargers schedule

    Sept. 13 at Kansas City | 7:15 p.m., ESPN
    The Chargers have not lost at Arrowhead Stadium under Norv Turner and will go for a record fourth straight victory there — in (very late) prime time.
    Sept. 19 Jacksonville | 1:15 p.m., CBS
    Never know what you’ll get with the Jaguars, except a physical opponent. The Chargers are 1-2 against Jacksonville, winning the only game here.
    Sept. 26 at Seattle | 1:15 p.m., CBS
    A 37-yard bomb from Philip Rivers to Vincent Jackson through a pouring rain won their last meeting. Could Charlie Whitehurst be the Seattle QB?
    Oct. 3 Arizona | 1:15 p.m., Fox
    No more Kurt Warner or Anquan Boldin. That’s good news for the San Diego defense, although it will still have to worry about Larry Fitzgerald.
    Oct. 10 at Oakland | 1:15 p.m., CBS
    The Chargers go for 14 straight victories over the Raiders. It has to end sometime, right? But is it even fathomable with JaMarcus Russell at QB?
    Oct. 17 at St. Louis | 10 a.m., CBS
    The Chargers get an early look at the No. 1 draft pick, likely quarterback Sam Bradford. The Rams have won six games over the past three seasons.
    Oct. 24 New England | 1:15 p.m., CBS
    The schedule begins to get real. A healthy Tom Brady and (presumably) Wes Welker and all that comes with Bill Belichick.
    Oct. 31 Tennessee | 1:05 p.m., CBS
    The Chargers can say Chris Johnson got the bulk of his 142 yards against them in garbage time, but they still better get that run defense tighter.
    Nov. 7 at Houston | 10 a.m., CBS
    One of these years, the Texans are going to break through. They have an improving defense and the best QB they’ve ever had and Andre Johnson.
    Nov. 14 Bye
    Excellent timing. Two weeks (and a day) to prepare for Denver. Having already played nine games, they’ll need the rest.
    Nov. 22 Denver | 5:30 p.m., ESPN
    The division rivals meet in prime time for the fifth straight season. The Broncos might not have melted down by this point.
    Nov. 28 at Indianapolis | *5:20 p.m., NBC
    The AFC Championship Game that should have been. This will be the third straight regular-season meeting between the teams to be played at night.
    Dec. 5 Oakland | *1:05 p.m., CBS
    What a great way to start a three-game homestand. Actually, it appears to simply be a perfect opportunity to wrap up the division.
    Dec. 12 Kansas City | *1:15 p.m., CBS
    If the Chiefs have continued to improve defensively and can protect QB Matt Cassel, they could be dangerous by this point in the season.
    Dec. 16 San Francisco | 5:20 p.m., NFL Network
    The 49ers have been a preseason foe every year since 1995. But this is just the third regular-season game since 2002. The Chargers won the past two.
    Dec. 26 at Cincinnati | *5:20 p.m., NBC
    The 2006 game there is one of Philip Rivers’ favorites. He threw three second-half TDs as the Chargers overcame a 28-7 halftime deficit to win 49-41.
    Jan. 2 at Denver | *1:15 p.m., CBS
    Only Ed Hochuli (and, well, lack of a pass defense in that 2008 game) have kept the Chargers from winning four straight in Denver.
    All times Pacific. * Subject to flexible scheduling
     
  14. Johnny Lightning

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    :abq2::abq2::abq2::abq2::abq2::abq2:
     
  15. NORV4LIFE

    NORV4LIFE NO MORE NORV!!!!!

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    I said it too!!

    19-0!!!!:tup::tup::tup:
     
  16. bigmike.x.09

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    I say no worse than 13-3, best 15-1
     
  17. cranberry

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    I like this schedule and exspecially a 10th week bye

    Go Chargers go and take every game seriously.
     
  18. ThunderHorse17

    ThunderHorse17 Lone Wolf

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    I was jus re reading over and I got to thinking bout VJs pending suspension.

    Will it be midway early reg season or first few games or will his lawyers be able to postpone the suspension longer and end up with a mid season suspension...?

    Also speakin of suspensions HAHA to Big Ben and his 6 games!! Ouch.
     

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