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2018 Schedule
9-7, 2nd in AFC West

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

In his pre-draft press conference, Chargers GM Tom Telesco addressed an earlier report by Sports Illustrated that Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield did not spend as much time on his team's playbook in preparation for a meeting with Chargers' brass because the draft prospect had to prioritize other teams with a higher pick: "I'm probably not prepared to comment on that," Telesco said, smiling. "My plate's pretty full."

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ESPN NFL Nation Chargers Reporter Eric Williams lets Jeff Dickerson & Jonathan Hood know whether he thinks the Chargers could make the playoffs.

Brian Burke ESPN Analytics 

The number of 1pm ET (or earlier) games for west coast teams is a frequently a concern. This season, the Rams have 2, 49ers and Seahawks have 3, the Chargers have 4, and the Raiders have 5. As for Mountain time zone teams, the Cardinals and Broncos each have 4.

Brian Burke ESPN Analytics 

Another way the league evened out the schedule pain is back-to-back-to-back road games (3 consecutive). In 2017 there were 12. This season there are 6. (This includes neutral site venues as road games.) Of the 6 three-game road sequences, two teams own 2 of them if you consider neutral site (London/Mexico City) games as road games: Rams and Chargers. The Ravens and Saints own the other two. The Rams second 3-game road sequence includes their Mexico City game, but it's interrupted by their bye. The Chargers actually have an *uninterrupted 4-game road sequence*, counting their London game, which (strictly speaking) includes two 3-game road sequences.

Brian Burke ESPN Analytics 

Travel distances can have a slight effect on team fortunes. This season, Oakland, Seattle, and the Chargers each travel about 30,000 round trip miles. At the other end of the spectrum are Carolina, Atlanta, Cincinnati, and the Jets who each travel fewer than 10,000 miles.

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's the 2018 Los Angeles Chargers regular season schedule: WEEK 1 (Sept. 9) vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 4:05 p.m. ET; WEEK 2 (Sept. 16) at Buffalo Bills, 1:00 p.m. ET; WEEK 3 (Sept. 23) at Los Angeles Rams, 4:05 p.m. ET; WEEK 4 (Sept. 30) vs. San Francisco 49ers, 4:25 p.m. ET; WEEK 5 (Oct. 7) vs. Oakland Raiders, 4:05 p.m. ET; WEEK 6 (Oct. 14) at Cleveland Browns, 1:00 p.m. ET; WEEK 7 (Oct. 21) vs. Tennessee Titans, 9:30 a.m. ET; WEEK 8 (Oct 28) BYE; WEEK 9 (Nov. 4) at Seattle Seahawks, 4:05 p.m. ET; WEEK 10 (Nov. 11) at Oakland Raiders, 4:05 p.m. ET; WEEK 11 (Nov. 18) vs. Denver Broncos, 4:05 p.m. ET; WEEK 12 (Nov. 25) vs. Arizona Cardinals, 4:05 p.m. ET; WEEK 13 (Dec. 2) at Pittsburgh Steelers, 1:00 p.m. ET; WEEK 14 (Dec. 9) Cincinnati Bengals, 4:05 p.m. ET; WEEK 15 (Dec. 13) at Kansas City Chiefs, 8:20 p.m. ET; WEEK 16 (Dec. 23) vs. Baltimore Ravens, 4:05 p.m. ET; WEEK 17 (Dec. 30) at Denver Broncos, 4:25 p.m. ET

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

The Los Angeles Chargers announce they will face the Tennessee Titans in London at Wembley Stadium in Week 7 on Sunday, Oct. 21 at 6:30 a.m. local time. It's the first time the Chargers have played in London since 2008. The rest of the NFL schedule will be announced at 8 p.m. E.T.

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

New Chargers center Mike Pouncey on meeting Philip Rivers for the first time: "It was nice. I was actually sitting in his seat and he got me up out of there (laughs). He's a good dude. He's really well-respected across the league."

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Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

QB Philip Rivers understands the Chargers have to do their work in the draft at quarterback, but believes he can play at a high level for "a handful more years."

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn on his team withdrawing a qualifying offer to restricted free agent DE Chris McCain: "This sport does have a business side to it. I think when you re-do Corey Liuget, it gives you some flexibility there and we did some things with Chris. We think Chris is a heck of a player. The door's definitely open for him to come back. We'll just how it works out."

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Team Stats

Passing Yards276.91st
Rushing Yards99.724th
Points For22.213th
Points Against17.03rd