Chargers announce preseason schedule

For the fourth-consecutive season, the Chargers will open their preseason schedule at home when the Seattle Seahawks come to San Diego in mid-August to kick off the ’09 slate. The Chargers will wrap up their preseason schedule at home as well against running back Frank Gore and Head Coach Mike Singletary’s San Francisco 49ers.

Seattle’s trip to San Diego marks the fourth-straight August in which Matt Hasselbeck and company will visit Qualcomm Stadium. The Chargers won last year’s meeting between the two teams, thanks to Jacob Hester’s fourth-quarter touchdown run and Malcom Floyd’s ensuing two-point conversion catch.

When San Francisco comes to town for the preseason finale, it will mark the eighth year in a row that the Chargers have wrapped up their preseason slate against the 49ers. San Diego has won the last two preseason meetings, including last year’s contest at Candlestick Park when Charlie Whitehurst tossed a last-second touchdown pass.

Sandwiched between their two home games, the Chargers will travel to Arizona and Atlanta. They’ll visit the defending NFC Champion Cardinals Week 2 at University of Phoenix Stadium. Week 3 brings the Chargers’ longest preseason trip in eight years when they face the Falcons in a CBS nationally-televised contest scheduled for 5 p.m. on Aug. 29 in the Georgia Dome. The Chargers’ trip to Atlanta marks the farthest they’ve traveled in the preseason since a 2001 contest in Miami.

With the exception of the Falcons game, the dates and times for the remaining preseason games have yet to be finalized. The opening week of preseason games will take place Aug. 13-17. Week 2 is scheduled for Aug. 20-24 and the final week of preseason games will be played on either Sept. 3 or 4.

Week-by-Week Schedule

Buffalo vs. Tennessee (NBC)

WEEK 1 – AUGUST 13 – 17
Arizona at Pittsburgh (ESPN, 8/13)
Carolina at NY Giants (ESPN, 8/17)
Atlanta at Detroit
Chicago at Buffalo
Cincinnati at New Orleans
Cleveland at Green Bay
Dallas at Oakland
Denver at San Francisco
Houston at Kansas City
Jacksonville at Miami
Minnesota at Indianapolis
New England at Philadelphia
St. Louis at NY Jets
Seattle at San Diego
Tampa Bay at Tennessee
Washington at Baltimore

WEEK 2 – AUGUST 20-24
Philadelphia at Indianapolis (FOX, 8/20)
Tennessee at Dallas (FOX, 8/21)
NY Jets at Baltimore (ESPN, 8/24)
Atlanta at St. Louis
Buffalo at Green Bay
Carolina at Miami
Cincinnati at New England
Denver at Seattle
Detroit at Cleveland
Kansas City at Minnesota
New Orleans at Houston
NY Giants at Chicago
Oakland at San Francisco
Pittsburgh at Washington
San Diego at Arizona
Tampa Bay at Jacksonville

WEEK 3 – AUGUST 27-31
Miami at Tampa Bay (FOX, 8/27)
New England at Washington (CBS, 8/28)
San Diego at Atlanta (CBS, 8/29)
Chicago at Denver (NBC, 8/30)
Minnesota at Houston (ESPN, 8/31)
Baltimore at Carolina
Buffalo at Pittsburgh
Green Bay at Arizona
Indianapolis at Detroit
Jacksonville at Philadelphia
New Orleans at Oakland
NY Jets at NY Giants
St. Louis at Cincinnati
San Francisco at Dallas
Seattle at Kansas City
Tennessee at Cleveland

Arizona at Denver
Baltimore at Atlanta
Cleveland at Chicago
Dallas at Minnesota
Detroit at Buffalo
Green Bay at Tennessee
Houston at Tampa Bay
Indianapolis at Cincinnati
Kansas City at St. Louis
Miami at New Orleans
NY Giants at New England
Oakland at Seattle
Philadelphia at NY Jets
Pittsburgh at Carolina
San Francisco at San Diego
Washington at Jacksonville

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