Los Angeles Chargers: 3 Biggest games of the 2017 season

Dec 18, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) gestures in the second quarter against the Oakland Raiders at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 18, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) gestures in the second quarter against the Oakland Raiders at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Los Angeles Chargers will be looking to be playing meaningful games again in 2017, therefore let’s take a look at their three biggest games of this season.

The Los Angeles Chargers need to give their fans from San Diego a reason to believe in the team again. As if it wasn’t bad enough that they went 5-11 in 2016, the Chargers bolted for Los Angeles from San Diego after the 2016 season was over.

With that being said, there are more than enough opportunities for the Chargers to win their fans back throughout the 2017 season. They drafted a great receiver from Clemson, Joey Bosa has become the next great pass rusher, and they still have a solid quarterback in Philip Rivers.

Things are looking up for the newly-relocated Chargers. If they can get off to a solid start, Los Angeles has a legit chance to make noise in 2017. If they can do that, I don’t think people in LA will have a hard time choosing who their new favorite NFL franchise is.

Big-time games give teams big-time chances to prove their worth. Let’s take a look at the Chargers’ biggest games of 2017.

Oct 30, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) looks to pass in the second quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 30, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) looks to pass in the second quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports /

Chargers at Broncos, Week 1 — Monday Night Football

There’s nothing like having to go on the road in week one, but having to play in Denver, especially at night, is going to be an even taller-task. Heck, even the defending NFC Champion Carolina Panthers couldn’t win their first game against the Broncos in 2016.

If Los Angeles wants to make a statement this season, it all starts in week one against their division rivals. Plus, nothing would be sweeter than seeing Denver fans lose faith in Week 1. All eyes will be upon this newly-relocated franchise, as fans across the country will watch to see how if Anthony Lynn’s team can win their first game as an LA franchise.

A victory in week one would go a long way in helping Chargers fans get over what happened last season.