Los Angeles Chargers: Three bold predictions for 2018
The Los Angeles Chargers are fighting for a playoff spot in their second season in Los Angeles.
A ton of focus is being paid to the LA Rams, but it might be wise to keep your eyes on the Bolts in 2018.
Here are some bold predictions!
1) The Chargers will win the AFC West…easily.
The Bolts haven’t made the playoffs since the 2013-14 season, so the franchise is hungry.
Also, the division isn’t the same as it used to be.
The Denver Broncos have one as well in Case Keenum and the Oakland Raiders have a new head coach in Jon Gruden.
The Bolts have the most complete team in that division and it looks as though they aren’t slowing down in production.
Philip Rivers spread the ball around nicely last season as five different targets caught at least 63 balls.
2) Chargers will have a top-five defense in 2018.
This LA defense was ranked 15th in total defense a year ago.
However, this season that could drastically change for the better thanks to their competition.
The Chargers (as of now) would be scheduled to face the following quarterbacks: Patrick Mahomes, Josh Allen/AJ McCarron, Jared Goff, Jimmy Garoppolo, Derek Carr, Tyrod Taylor/Baker Mayfield, Marcus Mariota, Russell Wilson, Case Keenum, Josh Rosen, Ben Roethlisberger, Andy Dalton, and Joe Flacco.
Most of these signal callers are not guys that should have the Bolts’ D shaking in their boots.
3) Keenan Allen will lead the NFL in receiving yards.
The Los Angeles Chargers need to focus on Keenan Allen a little bit more. With Hunter Henry being out for the year that will force Rivers to find his best receiver.
Allen was third in receiving yards last year. With the Pittsburgh Steelers facing uncertainty with Le’Veon Bell and his future that might lead to fewer catches for Antonio Brown, especially when they just added James Washington.
The Atlanta Falcons just drafted Calvin Ridley and therefore, Julio Jones may not lead the league in receiving yards either. Plus, after holding out training activities and trying to get a new contract that might negatively affect his play.
All in all, it should be a very good 2018 campaign for the LA Chargers.
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