My guess is we score 6 points on two FGs against their defense. Which means our defense is going to have to score a at least two touchdowns.
Given my track record in predictions, that means a 41-36 game is incoming.
Quick word to Shane Steichen fans (I know @TheCasillas is one)
A potential glitch in getting him to Carolina could arise if the Chargers dump Brandon Staley. There's chatter that Staley might be on the hot seat this season.
Steichen (who is originally from and grew up in California) spent about ten years with that organization. He'd likely be a pretty popular choice to replace Staley if he's let go. Already being well known by team leadership certainly wouldn't hurt.
Whether or not Staley gets fired is up in the air of course (the Spanos family can be kind of unpredictable).