The 2013 schedule has been released, and the San Diego Chargers now know what order they will play their 2013 opponents. The timing and order can actually have an impact on the outcome of games beyond the players on the football field because the talent level between teams is so thin.
Rest days between games and travel can impact fragile and highly tuned athletes more than we realize. For some reason, teams traveling from the West Coast to the East Coast to play an early game are impacted negatively, and the Chargers have a few such games this year.
As the season progresses, teams acquire more tape and more information about their opponents that they use to make game plans which could impact the performance of players and the team. Playing a new coach is a bit of a guessing game for an opposing team from a planning perspective.
Here’s a look at the 2013 schedule with game-by-game predictions, information and analysis.