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2018 Schedule
9-7, 2nd in AFC West

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Los Angeles Chargers safety Derwin James said he's already talked with new teammate Casey Hayward (they share the same agent). James also worked out with Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas in the lead-up to the draft, and could play a similar role for the Chargers. "Just playing more with your eyes, and eyes before feet," James said, when asked what he learned from Thomas. "It was great. He showed me a lot more stuff off the field and what to expect coming into the league as a rookie, so it was good working with guys like him."

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

S Derwin James is a great fit for the Chargers defensive scheme. Think of the impact with James rolled down in coverage or as an extra defender in the box. Top-tier athletic ability at the position and the speed to close on the ball.

Bill Barnwell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Chargers might have wanted a run-stopping defensive tackle, but Derwin James gives them their long-term replacement for Eric Weddle after Tre Boston filled in last year. It's excellent value for a guy who was 7th on both Mel Kiper and Todd McShay's final mock drafts.

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers now on the clock and Florida State safety Derwin James seems like a perfect fit for a Kam Chancellor-type role in Gus Bradley's Cover 3 scheme.

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Two picks left before Chargers select at No. 17 and Louisville QB Lamar Jackson still available.

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Sitting at No. 17, the Chargers are at a good spot with Derwin James, Vita Vea,Tremaine Edmunds and Rashaan Evans still available and the Bucs on the clock at No. 12.

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.

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Team Stats

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