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Chargers-Broncos set for Monday Night Football Week 1 late game

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The Los Angeles Chargers will open on the road in Denver.

Mike Klis of KUSA reports that the Broncos will host the Chargers on Monday Night Football in Week One. Presumably, it will be the second game of the annual Monday night doubleheader.

This is the second straight year that a newly arrived team in Los Angeles has opened on the road on Monday night; last year the Rams opened at San Francisco.

The NFL would surely like to give the Chargers a bit of a push early in the season to help them become relevant in their new market. A high-profile game in Week One is part of that, and a high-profile home game in Week Two may be coming as well.

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21 Responses to “Chargers-Broncos set for Monday Night Football Week 1 late game”
  1. Mayor Larry Vaughn says: Apr 20, 2017 11:52 AM

    Third and fourth place finishers in the AFC west

  2. jjackwagon says: Apr 20, 2017 11:56 AM

    The late game on Monday night. A team with no QB against a team with no fans. That should be a snooze fest. (pun intended)

  3. lightninglucci says: Apr 20, 2017 11:57 AM

    For a while it felt like the Chargers were playing Raiders the late Monday night opener every season.

    I am curious how many fans (and players) would prefer a second Monday night game every week instead of that blasphemous Thursday night game.

  4. beauregard says: Apr 20, 2017 12:00 PM

    How is the Chargers starting 0-1 a positive?

  5. The Phantom Stranger says: Apr 20, 2017 12:02 PM

    If the NFL has to provide a push to help a franchise become relevant in its new market, maybe that franchise shouldn’t have moved to that market in the first place.

  6. proteus914 says: Apr 20, 2017 12:09 PM

    Snooze fest…kind of like the Faders last 10 seasons….huh?

  7. floriosnuts says: Apr 20, 2017 12:18 PM

    An 0-2 start will be a great help for the bolts! How about having them play the Browns and the Bills to start the year.

  8. guyjuneguyjune says: Apr 20, 2017 12:20 PM

    They’ll get an acceptable rating, but Carson City better win. If they lose to the Broncos (at home) and get beaten in their first “home game” to a quality team….actually there are NO home games for Carson until they get situated in Kroenke stadium for a year or two……it won’t look good for TV ratings in the 27k seat stadium. Spanos/Fabriani mob don’t care as they get their share of TV revenues regardless of what happens to the team. In the long run it’s important to the mob bosses because the team will be worth more money when they sell it if they’re winners than if they’re losers. This re-location is a disaster. The Chargers would have a much better chance at reaching the playoffs playing in Qualcomm than in Carson. If they did, THEN the “mob” could sell the team at a better price! Now, I’m not so sure.

  9. sgordon909usdm419 says: Apr 20, 2017 12:32 PM

    On the road to last place. Have fun watching other team’s fans pack that 30k seat soccer stadium all year…..ya dun goofed NFL!

  10. jetphan says: Apr 20, 2017 12:34 PM

    Jets weren’t available?

  11. idiedpretty says: Apr 20, 2017 12:44 PM

    Two non-playoff teams on the MNF Opener? How exciting!

  12. wiscoregon says: Apr 20, 2017 12:55 PM

    So much for higher quality Monday night games ESPN.

  13. milkmandanimal says: Apr 20, 2017 1:01 PM

    It’s always exciting to learn which horribly-announced late Monday Night game I won’t be watching.

  14. walk929501 says: Apr 20, 2017 1:11 PM

    Why does Monday night always get the dog matchups?

  15. nflhof says: Apr 20, 2017 1:17 PM

    Everyone knows the Spanos Chargers are a lame pathetic organization

  16. youdrivemenutseagles says: Apr 20, 2017 1:59 PM

    Monday Night games just aren’t the same without Tirico.

  17. rageviral says: Apr 20, 2017 3:12 PM

    I thought they only put good teams in night games apart from the Thursday night matchups? How the he’ll do the chargers and broncos get on Monday night?

  18. raiderhater719 says: Apr 20, 2017 8:28 PM

    What’s wrong with Thursday night games?

  19. black59razorblog says: Apr 20, 2017 10:39 PM

    Broncos have the most difficult schedule in the NFL this season, yet I’m betting they will favored in Vegas to win at least eleven of those games

  20. yourunclerico says: Apr 21, 2017 8:29 PM

    Good! it will be nice to send mr ed and the hee haws back to the rocky mountain high with a big fat L – well on their way to last place in the afc west, unless the faiders beat them to it!

  21. yourunclerico says: Apr 22, 2017 8:25 AM

    The Phantom Stranger says:
    Apr 20, 2017 12:02 PM
    If the NFL has to provide a push to help a franchise become relevant in its new market, maybe that franchise shouldn’t have moved to that market in the first place.
    if you dont like the city a team plays in, maybe you should concentrate your comments on the team you follow.
    and by the way, the late monday on opening day is about the worst spot you could get – the bolts have been assigned that crap schedule 3 times in the past 6 years.
    so piss off!

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