Los Angeles Chargers

2021 Record: 0-0

After consecutive losing seasons under Anthony Lynn, the Los Angeles Chargers enter the 2021 season with a new head coach in former Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Brandon Staley. In his lone season with L.A.’s other NFL club, the Rams finished atop the stat charts in points allowed and yards allowed.

If he makes a big impression in his first season as a head coach, the Chargers could very well make a push for the postseason. That is certainly the expectation based on preseason NFL betting odds, which have the Chargers projected as the second-best team in the AFC West and a potential playoff hopeful.

Offensively, the Chargers appear to be in good hands in second-year quarterback Justin Herbert. Herbert was the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year after being drafted sixth overall in the 2020 NFL Draft. After taking over the starting role in Week 2 when Tyrod Taylor suffered a collapsed lung when receiving a pain injection from a team doctor, Herbert put up numbers that would be good for a veteran, even more so for a rookie. He finished sixth in the NFL in passing yards (4,338) and tenth in touchdown passes (31), and he tossed only ten interceptions in 595 attempts. And after producing wins in only two of his first 11 starts, the Chargers won their last four games to finish 7-9. It wasn’t enough to salvage Lynn’s job, but it provided a good foundation for this season.

The Chargers were not a terrible defensive team last season, and they even ranked in the top ten in the NFL in passing yards allowed and total yards allowed. But the Chargers lost seven games by eight or fewer points, which is why they were in that 3-9 hole last season. If the defense can make more big plays in key moments and force more turnovers, this team could take a big step forward in the win column. The AFC has many talented teams, but the Chargers are certainly not far off from where they need to be to make a return to the postseason.

Los Angeles Chargers 2021 Schedule

Times are subject to change. Game odds are via FanDuel Sportsbook and are updated as of Saturday, September 4, 2021.

Date, Matchup, Time, and TV Broadcast Information

Week 1

Sunday, September 12, 2021: at Washington Football Team, 1:00 p.m. ET, CBS

Los Angeles Chargers vs Washington Football Team Betting Odds

  • Spread: Los Angeles Chargers -1 (-110), Washington Football Team +1 (-110)
  • Total: OVER 44.5 (-110), UNDER 44.5 (-110)
  • Moneyline: Los Angeles Chargers -120, Washington Football Team +102

Week 2

Sunday, September 19, 2021: vs Dallas Cowboys, 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS

Week 3

Sunday, September 26, 2021: at Kansas City Chiefs, 1:00 p.m. ET, CBS

Week 4

Monday, October 4, 2021: vs Las Vegas Raiders, 8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN

Week 5

Sunday, October 10, 2021: vs Cleveland Browns, 4:05 p.m. ET, CBS

Week 6

Sunday, October 17, 2021: at Baltimore Ravens, 1:00 p.m. ET, CBS

Week 7

BYE WEEK

Week 8

Sunday, October 31, 2021: vs New England Patriots, 4:05 p.m. ET, CBS

Week 9

Sunday, November 7, 2021: at Philadelphia Eagles, 4:05 p.m. ET, CBS

Week 10

Sunday, November 14, 2021: vs Minnesota Vikings, 4:05 p.m. ET, FOX

Week 11

Sunday, November 21, 2021: vs Pittsburgh Steelers, 8:20 p.m. ET, NBC

Week 12

Sunday, November 28, 2021: at Denver Broncos, 4:05 p.m. ET, CBS

Week 13

Sunday, December 5, 2021: at Cincinnati Bengals, 1:00 p.m. ET, FOX

Week 14

Sunday, December 12, 2021: vs New York Giants, 4:05 p.m., FOX

Week 15

Thursday, December 16, 2021: vs Kansas City Chiefs, 8:20 p.m. ET, FOX & NFL Network

Week 16

Sunday, December 26, 2021: at Houston Texans, 1:00 p.m. ET, CBS

Week 17

Sunday, January 2, 2022: vs Denver Broncos, 4:05 p.m. ET, CBS

Week 18

Sunday, January 9, 2022: at Las Vegas Raiders, 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS

Los Angeles Chargers 2021 Betting Information

  • SU: 0-0-0 (0-0-0 home, 0-0-0 away)
  • ATS: 0-0-0 (0-0-0 home, 0-0-0 away)
  • O/U: 0-0-0 (0-0-0 home, 0-0-0 away)

Los Angeles Chargers 2021 Statistical Summary

Scoring

  • Scoring Offense: 0.0
  • Scoring Defense: 0.0

Total Yards Per Game

  • Offense: 0.0
  • Defense: 0.0

Passing Yards Per Game

  • Offense: 0.0
  • Defense: 0.0

Rushing Yards Per Game

  • Offense: 0.0
  • Defense: 0.0

Los Angeles Chargers 2021 Season Odds

Odds to Win Super Bowl LVI

  • September 4: +3300

Odds to Win the AFC Championship

  • September 4: +1600

Odds to Win the AFC West Title

  • September 4: +490

Odds to Make the NFL Playoffs

  • September 4: YES +126, NO -154

Los Angeles Chargers 2021 Season Win Total

  • September 4: OVER 9.5 (+110), UNDER 9.5 (-135)

Los Angeles Chargers odds are via FanDuel Sportsbook and are updated as of Saturday, September 4, 2021. 

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