Good morning, Bolt Family!
We’re kicking off today by discussing what game(s) on the Chargers’ 2021 schedule could be considered the biggest “trap”.
From the jump, I see quite a few. The team’s first two against the Washington Football Team and the Cowboys could both be more difficult due to young and explosive offenses. WFT has a much better defense but Dallas also has its’ fair share of talent on that side of the ball.
Other notable games on the schedule in which the Chargers are favored by Vegas include the Vikings, Steelers, and Bengals. Minnesota and Cincy each offer offenses that can pop off and the Steelers still have a defense that help them go undefeated for the majority of the 2020 season.
All of these games will be entertaining and the Chargers being favored in all of them shouldn’t mean all that much when the season rolls around. It’ll be tough sledding. There’s no doubt about that.
What games stand out to you all? Which games look great on the surface but become a lot murkier when you break it down? Let me know.
And now for today’s links.
Bolts voted winners of the offseason (Chargers.com)
Check out the latest photos of the coaching staff (Chargers.com)
Where does the Bolts’ UDFA class rank among the rest of the NFL? (Chargers Wire)
Four Chargers that are on the bubble ahead of OTAs (Bolt Beat)
Questions remain for last year’s number one defense (ESPN)
Jalen Hurts doesn’t expect to be handed the starting job (ESPN)
Four burning questions for the AFC North (CBS Sports)
The Texans signed Jeff Driskel to a one-year deal (NFL.com)
Adam Schein’s nine dark horse MVP candidates (NFL.com)
Dak Prescott is the NFL Comeback Player of the Year favorite (Pro Football Talk)