The first game for new head coach Mike McCoy will be Sept. 9, on Monday Night Football.
The Bolts host another Monday night contest Oct. 14 against Indianapolis, the former team of new general manager Tom Telesco.
The third prime time game is Thursday, Dec. 12, at Denver, where McCoy was the offensive coordinator before moving to San Diego.
The highly anticipated home game against the Broncos is set for Nov. 10, according to the schedule.
“It’s exciting to finally see the schedule,” McCoy said. “It looks like a fun schedule for our fans. Every year the schedule presents a long list of challenges, and this year is certainly no different.”
Besides the match with the strong Texans, the early part of the season includes back-to-back long road trips to Philadelphia and Tennessee.
However, the NFL granted the Chargers two consecutive home games to finish the season, against AFC West rivals Oakland and Kansas City.
Here’s the Chargers 2013 season:
- Week 1 Mon., Sept. 9 HOUSTON 7:20 pm ESPN
- Week 2 Sun., Sept. 15 @Philadelphia 10:00 am CBS
- Week 3 Sun., Sept. 22 @Tennessee 10:00 am CBS
- Week 4 Sun., Sept. 29 DALLAS 1:25 pm FOX
- Week 5 Sun., Oct. 6 @Oakland 1:25 pm CBS
- Week 6 Mon., Oct. 14 INDIANAPOLIS 5:40 pm ESPN
- Week 7 Sun., Oct. 20 @Jacksonville 10:00 am CBS
- Week 8 BYE
- Week 9 Sun., Nov. 3 @Washington 10:00 am CBS
- Week 10 Sun., Nov. 10 DENVER 1:25 pm CBS
- Week 11 Sun., Nov. 17 @Miami 10:00 am CBS
- Week 12 Sun., Nov. 24 @Kansas City 10:00 am CBS
- Week 13 Sun., Dec. 1 CINCINNATI 1:25 pm CBS
- Week 14 Sun., Dec. 8 N.Y. GIANTS 1:25 pm FOX
- Week 15 Thurs., Dec. 12 @Denver 5:25 pm NFLN
- Week 16 Sun., Dec. 22 OAKLAND 1:25 pm CBS
- Week 17 Sun., Dec. 29 KANSAS CITY 1:25 pm CBS