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Clocking in with zero Primetime games outside of the mandatory Thursday Night Football contest in mid-December, the Chargers’ schedule features three 10:00 a.m. starts in addition to a trip to London (at the expense of a home game).

Here is the Chargers 2018 schedule, featuring a game in London:

  1. vs Chiefs, 9/9, 1:05 p.m. CBS

2. at Bills, 9/16, 10:00 a.m. CBS

3. at Rams, 9/23, 1:05 p.m. CBS

4. vs 49ers, 9/30, 1:25 p.m. CBS

5. vs Raiders, 10/7, 1:05 p.m. CBS

6. at Browns, 10/14, 10:00 a.m. CBS

7. vs Titans (in London), 10/21, 6:30 a.m. CBS

8. Bye

9. at Seahawks, 11/4, 1:05 p.m. CBS

10. at Raiders, 11/11, 1:05 p.m. FOX

11. vs Broncos, 11/18, 1:05 p.m. CBS

12. vs Cardinals, 11/25, 1:05 p.m. FOX

13. at Steelers, 12/2, 10:00 a.m. CBS

14. vs Bengals, 12/9, 1:05 p.m. CBS

15. at Chiefs, 12/13, 5:20 p.m. FOX / NFLN

16. vs Ravens, 12/22 or 12/23, TBD, TBD TBD

17. at Broncos, 12/30, 1:25 p.m. CBS

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The Chargers have one of the weakest schedules in the NFL based on last year’s results. This has a lot to do with the weakened version of the AFC West that we saw in 2017.

Prior to the release of the schedule, we already know which teams the Chargers will play even though we don’t know when those games will be. Six games are always home and home against the rest of the division. Another eight games are based on a rotating AFC and NFC division. The last two games are then played against whichever teams finished in the same spot as the Chargers in the remaining two AFC divisions.

Chargers 2018 Preseason Schedule

Week 1: Los Angeles Chargers at Arizona Cardinals

Week 2: Seattle Seahawks at Los Angeles Chargers

Week 3: New Orleans Saints at Los Angeles Chargers

Week 4: Los Angeles Chargers at San Francisco 49ers

Chargers 2018 Strength of Schedule

1 Green Bay Packers - .539

T-2 New Orleans Saints - .535

T-2 Detroit Lions - .535

4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers - .531

T-5 Cleveland Browns - .523

T-5 Los Angeles Rams - .523

T-5 Seattle Seahawks - .523

T-8 Chicago Bears - .520

T-8 Minnesota Vikings - .520

T-8 New York Giants - .520

T-8 Arizona Cardinals - .520

12 Carolina Panthers - .512

13 Atlanta Falcons - .508

14 Washington Redskins - .504

T-15 San Francisco 49ers - .500

T-15 Miami Dolphins - .500

T-15 Dallas Cowboys - .500

18 Buffalo Bills - .496

T-19 Philadelphia Eagles - .492

T-19 Kansas City Chiefs - .492

21 Baltimore Ravens - .488

T-22 New England Patriots - .484

T-22 Indianapolis Colts - .484

24 Los Angeles Chargers - .480

T-25 Pittsburgh Steelers - .477

T-25 Jacksonville Jaguars - .477

T-25 New York Jets - .477

T-25 Denver Broncos - .477

T-29 Oakland Raiders - .473

T-29 Cincinnati Bengals - .473

31 Tennessee Titans - .465

32 Houston Texans - .453

Chargers 2018 Opponents

Home: Broncos, Chiefs, Raiders, Ravens, Bengals, Cardinals, 49ers, Titans

Away: Broncos, Chiefs, Raiders, Browns, Steelers, Rams, Seahawks, Bills

Chargers 2019 Opponents

Home: Broncos, Chiefs, Raiders, Texans, Colts, Packers, Vikings, AFC North

Away: Broncos, Chiefs, Raiders, Jaguars, Titans, Bears, Lions, AFC East