Rise and shine. The Chargers are waking up early on the East Coast. When the NFL announced the regular season schedule Thursday, the team learned six of its eight road games begin at 10 a.m. PT. Four of those games are on the East Coast: Philadelphia, Jacksonville, Washington and Miami. Coach Mike McCoy dismissed the difficulty of traveling coast-to-coast. "You go out there, and you have 16 opportunities that are guaranteed to your football team," McCoy said. "We're going to practice early here, so really, our practices will be starting just a little bit after 10 o'clock our time anyway. The players are going to be here early in the morning. They're going to start a little after 7 o'clock every morning. That won't bother us at all." San Diego opens its season Sept. 9 against the Texans. It's the late game of a Monday Night Football double-header and the first of three nationally televised Chargers games. The team will play Monday night at home against the Colts on Oct. 14 and on Thursday night in Denver on Dec. 12. After a Week 8 bye, the Chargers are on the road three of four games in November, playing the Redskins in Week 9, Dolphins in Week 11 and Chiefs in Week 12. They host the Broncos in Week 10 on Nov. 10.
New schedule has Chargers early on East Coast
San Diego Union-Tribune | Apr 18