"You know what would be crazy? If we just made out. Nobody would expect that. Maybe we should just make out." (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
The full schedule for the San Diego Chargers 2012 season is finally here:
|Week 1||at Oakland Raiders||Monday Night, ESPN||7:15pm|
|Week 2||Tennessee Titans||CBS||1:15pm|
|Week 3||Atlanta Falcons||FOX||1:05pm|
|Week 4||at Kansas City Chiefs||CBS||10:00am|
|Week 5||at New Orleans Saints||Sunday Night, NBC||5:20pm|
|Week 6||Denver Broncos||Monday Night, ESPN||5:30pm|
|Week 7||BYE WEEK|
|Week 8||at Cleveland Browns||CBS||10:00am|
|Week 9||Kansas City Chiefs||Thursday Night, NFL Network||5:20pm|
|Week 10||at Tampa Bay Buccaneers||CBS||10:00am|
|Week 11||at Denver Broncos||CBS||1:15pm|
|Week 12||Baltimore Ravens||CBS||1:05pm|
|Week 13||Cincinnati Bengals||CBS||1:15pm|
|Week 14||at Pittsburgh Steelers||CBS||10:00am|
|Week 15||Carolina Panthers||FOX||1:05pm|
|Week 16||at New York Jets||Sunday Night, NBC||5:20pm|
|Week 17||Oakland Raiders||CBS||1:15pm|
My quick thoughts on the schedule are after the jump.
Games in Pittsburgh and New Jersey in December will not be fun. Traveling to Cleveland, then having to play the Chiefs four days later, will not be fun.
There are more games not in the Chargers' normal time slot (1pm PT) than actually in that timeslot.
There are some good points, though. Only one instance of back-to-back road games. The Falcons and Ravens in San Diego instead of on the road where they're both much tougher. Facing the Saints early, before they've figured themselves out, is a plus.
I also like where the bye is. That's about as close to a mid-season bye as you could hope for.