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Here’s the Chargers full schedule for the 2021 NFL Season

The NFL released the Los Angeles Chargers schedule on Wednesday, May 12. We break it down, including a full list of games, prime time matchups, and strength of schedule.

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) signals to his teammates at the line during the game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday January 3, 2021 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. Photo by Nick Tre. Smith/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The NFL announced the complete 2021 schedule on Wednesday, May 12, and the Los Angeles Chargers are officially set to kick off their 2021 season against the Washington Football Team on the road at 1 PM. Their first divisional game will be in Week 3 against the Kansas City Chiefs on the road.

The Chargers lost six of their first eight games to kick off the 2020 season. Justin Herbert stepped into the starting quarterback job in Week 2 after a team doctor punctured Tyrod Taylor’s lungs and didn’t look back. The rookie improved as the season went on. He tallied an impressive 4,336 passing yards and 31 passing touchdowns with just 10 picks. Herbert got better as the year went on and helped Los Angeles finish third in the AFC West with a 7-9 record. A healthy season from Austin Ekeler and a few key additions on defense could help the Chargers avoid enduring a lengthy rebuild.

All times listed are Eastern.


Win total, over/under: O 9 (-110), U 9 (-110)
Division champs: +600

Prime time games

Week 4: Oct. 4 Las Vegas Raiders (MNF) 8:15 PM ESPN
Week 11: Nov. 21 Pittsburgh Steelers (SNF) 8:20 PM NBC
Week 15: Dec. 16 Kansas City Chiefs (TNF) 8:20 PM FOX/NFLN/Amazon

Strength of schedule

Super Bowl odds: 4th
2021 win totals: 7th
2020 records: 16th

2021 Schedule

Week 1: Sep. 12 at Washington Football Team 1:00 PM CBS
Week 2: Sep. 19 Dallas Cowboys 4:25 PMCBS
Week 3: Sep. 26 at Kansas City Chiefs 1:00 PM CBS
Week 4: Oct. 4 Las Vegas Raiders (Mon) 8:15 PM ESPN
Week 5: Oct. 10 Cleveland Browns 4:05 PM CBS
Week 6: Oct. 17 at Baltimore Ravens 1:00 PM CBS
Week 7: BYE
Week 8: Oct. 31 New England Patriots 4:05 PM CBS
Week 9: Nov. 7 at Philadelphia Eagles 4:05 PM CBS
Week 10: Nov. 14 Minnesota Vikings 4:05 PM FOX
Week 11: Nov. 21 Pittsburgh Steelers 8:20 PM NBC*
Week 12: Nov. 28 at Denver Broncos 4:05 PM CBS
Week 13: Dec. 5 at Cincinnati Bengals 1:00 PM FOX
Week 14: Dec. 12 New York Giants 4:05 PM FOX
Week 15: Dec. 16 Kansas City Chiefs (Thu) 8:20 PM FOX/NFLN/Amazon**
Week 16: Dec. 26 at Houston Texans 1:00 PM CBS
Week 17: Jan. 2 Denver Broncos 4:05 PM CBS
Week 18: Jan. 9 at Las Vegas Raiders 4:25 PM CBS

* - Sunday night games in Weeks 5-17 subject to change; Week 18 game TBD
**NFL Network and Amazon simulcast subject to change