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Chargers impacted hard by coronavirus-related NFL schedule changes

Justin Herbert prepares to pass against the Panthers.
Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert throws against the Carolina Panthers during the second half on Sept. 27 in Inglewood.
(Ashley Landis / Associated Press)

The Chargers’ off week was moved on Sunday from mid-November to Week 6, which begins immediately after their game Monday in New Orleans.

The change was one of several announced by the NFL as it reshuffled schedules because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Also, the Chargers’ home game against Jacksonville was moved from Week 8 to Week 7, and their home game against the New York Jets was switched from Week 6 to Week 11.

Now that he’s the unquestioned starter at quarterback for the Chargers, Justin Herbert thinks he’ll play at a higher level. The Chargers play in New Orleans on Monday.

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They had two road games affected: at Denver from Week 11 to Week 8, and at Miami from Week 7 to Week 10.


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