I've been saying this for a while now.
Last year was kinda flukey.
just look at the QB's they faced.
1 Mahomes (1st real start) LA lost
2 Allen (rookie 1st start)
3 Goff (LA lost)
4 Beathard (WHO???)
6 Mayfield (rookie in 4TH? start)
7 Marriota (LA won by 2 pts)
8 Wilson (only quality win in my opinion)
10 Keenum (LA lost)
11 Rosen (rookie on horrible team)
12 Raper (amid the drama with Brown) LA won by 3
13 Driskel (WHO???)
14 Mahomes (LA won by 1 pt)
15 Jackson (rookie) LA lost
thats 8 games vs rookies(4) 1st year starter(2) unknown backups(2)
and most of the rest filled with the likes of Carr and Keenum.
couple that with
- They face a much tougher schedule this season vs Luck, Stafford, Watson, Raper, Trubisky, Rodgers, Foles and of course Mahomes X2.
- Gordon's holdout shenanigans could be very damaging as well
- They have virtually no home field advantage. I live in LA and it's a joke that they are even here. and yes, I was at the Peterman game
- Rivers is now 38 and a career choker in most any clutch situation. At his age, I'll bet that only gets worse.
I'm feeling they will be 7-9