Chargers QB Philip Rivers not worried about long gap between home games in 2019
The league released the official schedules for the 2019 NFL season. The Los Angeles Chargers are among the teams with one of the more interesting schedules going into the year.
The Chargers are set to go more than a month without a home starting in early November. Despite all the looming logistics of their rod trip, Rivers does not seem to be too perturbed, via the team’s website.
“We play home against Green Bay, and then we’re not home again until late December,” Rivers said. “Shoot, it’s just like last year! Now, it gets kind of skewed because there’s a bye in there and a home game in Mexico City. We handled it well last year, and I think we will again. Shoot, at some point you’re going to have a stretch like that, and I think being home-away, home-away early, and not having back-to-back away games early, hopefully we can get off to a good start.”
It is easy to see why Rivers is not too concerned about their upcoming stretch away from home at the moment. Nearly every game has felt like a road game for the Chargers ever since their move to Los Angeles. Spending so much time without home-field advantage is nothing new for them at this point.
Despite the lack of fanfare, the Chargers are still pegged as a bonafide AFC contender going into the 2019 campaign. It is safe to say that expectations are still sky-high in Los Angeles. They will certainly have their work cut out for them in the suddenly-competitive AFC West Division. It will be interesting to see how the Chargers fare in their grueling road trip to come.