Former ESPN reporter and NFL insider John Clayton was on Pittsburgh radio earlier today and he shared that the first four games of the 2020 NFL regular season will be AFC versus NFC matchups.
.@JohnClaytonNFL tells @937theFan that the NFL schedule will be NFC vs AFC for the 1st 4 weeks of the season. Steelers play the NFC East. So 1st 4 games would be Cowboys, Eagles, Redskins, and Giants.— Andrew Fillipponi (@ThePoniExpress) May 6, 2020
In 2020, the Chargers have the teams from the NFC South included in their already-known opponents for this season so that means September’s slate will include games against the Falcons, Saints, Panthers, and Buccaneers.
Earlier today, I mentioned that my dream week one matchup would be against the Falcons at home to kickoff the opening of SoFi Stadium. With this news from Clayton, that dream becomes much closer to a potential reality.
If this is truly the case, the Chargers are going to face a plethora of offensive firepower to open up the 2020 regular season. Just to name a handful of this guys, the Bolts are set to face Julio Jones and Todd Gurley with Atlanta, Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara with the Saints, Christian McCafferey with the Panthers, and the dynamic quartet of Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski, Mike Evans, and Chris Godwin.
You want to talk about an offensive gauntlet? The Chargers will potentially have that come September.