San Diego Chargers 2004 Schedule of Opponents

As the season ends, it is already time to look forward to next season. While the dates are not set, the San Diego Chargers 2004 schedule of opponents for both home and away are marked in stone. For the first time since the trade, the Bolts will play the Michael Vick led Falcons in Atlanta.

The importance of strength of schedule is evident as the stats from 2003 earned the Chargers the number one overall pick in the 2004 draft.

The Chargers will face five playoff teams for the second straight year, playing Denver and Kansas City twice, making them play seven of their 16 games against playoff teams.

The cumulative record of opponents: 130-127, a .506 winning percentage for the teams they will face.

Home Games:
Team Record Notes, last meeting
Denver 10-6Denver won 37-13 in 2003
Kansas City 13-3Kansas City won 28-24 in 2003
Oakland 4-12Chargers won 21-14 in the 2003 season finale
Jacksonville 5-11 Jacksonville won 27-21 in 2003
Tennessee 12-4 Chargers won 13-7 in 1998
New Orleans 8-8NO won 28-27 in 2000
Tampa Bay 7-9Tampa won 25-17 in 1996
N.Y. Jets 6-10The Jets won 44-13 in 2002, starting the Chargers downward spiral

Away Games:
Team Record Notes
Denver 10-6Denver won 37-8 at Invesco Field
Kansas City 13-3KC won 27-14 to open the 2003 season at Arrowhead
Oakland 4-12 Oakland won 34-31 in OT at the Coliseum
Houston 5-11Chargers won 24-3 in Houston's expansion year of 2002
Indianapolis 12-4 Indy won 27-19 in 1999, the Manning Bowl?
Atlanta 5-11 LaDainian Tomlinson vs. Michael Vick
Carolina 11-5 Carolina won 30-22 in 2000
Cleveland5-11Chargers earned 1st 2003 victory with 26-20 win

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