What channel is Washington vs. Chargers on today? Time, TV schedule for Week 1 NFL game

Written By Trevor Booth
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Last season, Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert had one of the best years by a rookie in NFL history. 

Starting 15 games, he became the all-time rookie record-holder in passing touchdowns (31), total touchdowns (36), completions (396), games with 300-plus passing yards (eight) and three-plus touchdowns (six). Though Los Angeles finished with a 6-9 record, Herbert proved he could grow into one of the best signal-callers in the NFL. 

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On the other hand, the Washington Football Team will be retooling at quarterback, as Alex Smith retired. Washington signed veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick in March of 2021, and he will start for the team in its Week 1 opener against the Chargers, according to coach Ron Rivera. 

Washington will also look to make significant steps with its defense, as starting defensive ends Chase Young and Montez Sweat return along with tackles Jonathan Allen and Daron Payne. It also drafted Kentucky linebacker Jamin Davis, who was renowned for his aggressiveness and fluidity as a player. 

Conversely, Los Angeles will look to improve its 23rd-ranked scoring defense with the addition of coach Brandon Staley, who led the Rams to the top-rated defense last season as their defensive coordinator. 

Washington and the Chargers will be meeting for the 12th time in their history. Washington leads the all-time series 7-4 but has lost four of the last five meetings, including the latest matchup on Dec. 10, 2017. 

Here’s everything you need to know to watch the Chargers vs. Washington Football Team game on Sunday, including kickoff time, TV channels and a full Week 1 NFL schedule. 

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What channel is Washington vs. Chargers on today? 

  • TV channel (national): CBS
  • TV channel (Washington): WUSA 9 
  • TV channel (Buffalo): WIVB-TV
  • Live stream: fuboTV

Play-by-play analyst Spero Dedes and analyst Jay Feely will be on the call for Washington vs. Los Angeles. 

For those looking for radio information, the Washington broadcast can be heard on Sirius XM channel 223, or the Chargers broadcast can be heard on Sirius XM channel 388. 

Viewers in Canada can watch Washington vs. the Chargers on DAZN, which has rights to every NFL game, as well as some CTV regional channels. 

Washington vs. Chargers start time

  • Date: Sunday, Sept. 12
  • Time: 1 p.m. ET | 10 a.m. PT

Washington vs. Los Angeles is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, one of the five regional early games. Here are the other four games beginning at 1 p.m. ET. 

NFL schedule Week 1 

Thursday, Sept. 9 

Game Time (ET) TV
Dallas at Tampa Bay 12:38 p.m. NBC

Sunday, Sept. 12

Game Time (ET) TV
Jacksonville at Houston 1 p.m. CBS
Los Angeles Chargers at Washington 1 p.m. CBS
Seattle at Indiana 1 p.m. FOX
New York Jets at Carolina 1 p.m. CBS
Minnesota at Cincinnati 1 p.m. FOX
Arizona at Tennessee. 1 p.m. CBS
San Francisco at Detroit 1 p.m. FOX
Pittsburgh at Buffalo 1 p.m. CBS
Philadelphia at Atlanta 1 p.m. FOX
Cleveland at Kansas City 4:25 p.m. CBS
Green Bay at New Orleans 4:25 p.m. FOX
Denver at New York Giants 4:25 p.m. FOX
Miami at New England 4:25 p.m. CBS
Chicago at Los Angeles Rams 8:20 p.m. NBC

Monday, Sept. 13

Game Time (ET) TV
Baltimore at Las Vegas 8:15 p.m. ESPN

Washington Football Team schedule 2021 

Week Date Opponent Kickoff time TV
1 Sept. 12 Los Angeles Chargers 1 p.m. ET CBS
2 Sept. 16 New York Giants 8:20 p.m. ET NFL Network
3 Sept. 26 at Buffalo 1 p.m. ET FOX
4 Oct. 3 at Atlanta 1 p.m. ET FOX
5 Oct. 10 New Orleans 1 p.m. ET FOX
6 Oct. 17 Kansas City 1 p.m. ET CBS
7 Oct. 24 at Green Bay 1 p.m. ET FOX FOX
8 Oct. 31 at Denver 4:25 p.m. ET FOX
9 Nov. 7 BYE - -
10 Nov. 14 Tampa Bay 1 p.m. ET FOX
11 Nov. 21 at Carolina 1 p.m. ET FOX
12 Nov. 29 Seattle 8:15 p.m. ET ESPN
13 Dec. 5 at Las Vegas 4:05 p.m. ET FOX
14 Dec. 12 Dallas 1 p.m. ET FOX
15 TBD at Philadelphia TBD TBD
16. Dec. 26 at Dallas TBD NBC

Chargers schedule 2021 

Week Date Opponent Kickoff time TV
1 Sept. 12 at Washington 1 p.m. ET CBS
2 Sept. 19 Dallas 4:25 p.m. ET CBS
3 Sept. 26 at Kansas City 1 p.m. ET CBS
4 Oct. 4 Las Vegas 8:15 p.m. ET ESPN
5 Oct. 10 Cleveland 4:05 p.m. ET CBS
6 Oct. 17 at Baltimore 1 p.m. ET CBS
7 Oct. 24 BYE - -
8 Oct. 31 New England 4:05 p.m. ET CBS
9 Nov. 7 at Philadelphia 4:05 p.m. ET CBS
10 Nov. 14 Minnesota 4:05 p.m. ET FOX
11 Nov. 21 Pittsburgh 8:20 p.m. ET NBC
12 Nov. 28 at Denver 4:05 p.m. ET CBS
13 Dec. 5 at Cincinnati 1 p.m. ET FOX
14 Dec. 12 New York Giants 4:05 p.m. ET FOX
15 Dec. 16 Kansas City 8:20 p.m. ET FOX
16 Dec. 26 at Houston 1 p.m. ET CBS
17 Jan. 2 Denver 4:05 p.m. ET CBS

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