2014 San Diego Chargers Schedule
San Diego has their sights set on the top spot in the AFC West standings, and
they'll have to take down some tough divisional opponents at home to make that happen in 2014. It's never easy thanks to tough
competition from the Broncos, Chiefs and the Raiders, but the Chargers are looking to build off of a playoff season in 2013
and have the firepower to do some serious damage all season long as they look to pile up the wins. There are lots of options
on the schedule all season long, giving fans all types of opportunities as the Bolts look to round into form and take another
step forward with one of the most talented teams in the league.
One of the biggest games on the schedule, of course,
is when they host the defending champion Seattle Seahawks, which will go down on Sept. 14 for the home-opener at Qualcomm
Stadium. The Chargers will also have a major challenge when they face the Kansas City Chiefs on Oct. 19, as they'll have to
see about slowing down Jamaal Charles and a very good Kansas City squad that also made the playoffs in 2013. A home game against
the Denver Broncos Dec. 14 also won't exactly be lacking in fanfare, as Peyton Manning once again has the Broncos looking
like a potential juggernaut and the Broncos would love to take a big late-season win in front of their home fans.
not only about the home games, however, as the road schedule is also bursting with possibilities. A Monday Night matchup to
start the season in Glendale, Arizona against the Cardinals will have an electric atmosphere, as will an Oct. 12 matchup in
Oakland, a Thursday night game in Denver on Oct. 23 and a crucial matchup against the 49ers in San Fran on Dec. 20. Put it
all together and the Chargers have some serious competitors on the schedule this season, providing some challenges but also
opportunities to show the rest of the league what they're made of.
San Diego Chargers Team Info
Diego Chargers are looking to rise in the ranks of the AFC this season, and they added some nice talent to the mix through
the 2014 NFL Draft. The Chargers used their first-round pick to select TCU cornerback Jason Verrett, who should provide some
additional help in the secondary. The team used their second-round pick to land Georgia Tech linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu,
as the former Yellow Jacket addresses a big-time need at the outside linebacker position. With some exciting new talent added
into the mix, the Chargers have lots of optimism for 2014 as they look to take the next step forward.
Of course, the
centerpiece of the team remains Philip Rivers, who had a major resurgence in 2013. With some big-time playmakers around him,
including budding star Keenan Allen and explosive young tight end Ledarius Green, Rivers has all types of weapons this season,
which could spell major trouble for the rest of the division. You also can't forget about Ryan Mathews, who had an excellent
2013 campaign, and reliable Antonio Gates, who continues to play at a very high level. With lots of talent on both sides of
the ball, the Chargers clearly have no intention of going quietly in their quest to get right back to the postseason.
The NFL Experience
It doesn't get any better than seeing this kind of pigskin action from your very own spot
in the stadium. Seeing the game on TV doesn't even compare to watching the game from the stands, though you're not truly going
to appreciate that until you make it into the stadium and get ready to watch the action alongside tens of thousands of your
fellow fans. There's an amazing atmosphere that goes with being at the game in person, and that's something you can see for
yourself when you head out to the stadium sometime soon. Once you're there in the middle of a nail-biter that has all of the
makings of a classic, it won't be hard to understand why football remains the gold standard for spectator sports.
Diego Chargers History
The San Diego Chargers were founded as the Los Angeles Chargers in 1960 and played there for
one season before moving to San Diego. The team won the American Football League championship in 1963, marking one of the
finest seasons of their franchise's history. It took three decades for the team to get back to a league championship game,
when they reached the Super Bowl in 1994. However, the Chargers were unable to emerge victorious in that game, losing to the
San Francisco 49ers thanks to Hall of Famers Steve Young and Jerry Rice.
With all-time greats like Junior Seau and Dan
Fouts among others, the Chargers have had many great players over the years, and that's a tradition unlikely to change any
time in the near future. For nearly a decade, it was LaDainian Tomlinson making linebackers look like they were stuck in slow
motion and racking up rushing records in the process, providing some amazing moments and establishing a reputation as one
of the greatest running backs of all-time. These days, the Chargers still have an explosive offense to go along with a defense
that can turn a game in a hurry, providing plenty of hope for the Bolts this season as they look to make their move on the
rest of the division.
San Diego Chargers Trivia
Did you know that LaDainian Tomlinson had at least 1,200
yards rushing and 10 rushing touchdowns each of his first seven seasons in the NFL?
If you want to know why Tomlinson
had the reputation of being as good as they come, his success from the get-go tells you everything you need to know. LT's
career culminated – from a stats standpoint – in 2006, when Tomlinson racked up an absurd 2,323 yards from scrimmage
and 31 combined receiving and rushing touchdowns. That year, LT even completed two passes, both of which went for touchdowns.
San Diego Chargers Fans
The Chargers tend to be in the middle of one amazing matchup or another throughout the
regular season, and their eyes are always on the playoffs thanks to their explosive talent level. And part of the reason that
the atmosphere is so great is because of the fans, who pour into Qualcomm Stadium in sunny San Diego to provide the perfect
backbone for a highly anticipated game. When the game is on the line and the Chargers are digging in looking to put the final
touches on a big win, the experience will speak for itself.