New England Patriots underdogs to Chargers 2010 NFL Picks, NFL Predictions & NFL Odds - The San Diego Chargers (2-4) are at home this week and that is good news for fans, management, and players since the team is terrible on the road. All four 2010 NFL Picks losses have come against four inferior road opponents, including 0-4 against the NFL Point spreads, so let’s see what they can do against a good team at home as they host the New England Patriots (4-1) in an intriguing week 7 NFL Predictions & NFL Odds match-up. Las Vegas Odds makers have listed Chargers as -2 1/2 point favorites at home.
You have to wonder if Chargers head coach Norv Turner’s job is in jeopardy in light of his team’s 20-17 NFL Predictions loss to the St. Louis Rams last week. The Chargers had a complete meltdown with sacks, turnovers, penalties, and ineptitude on third down. They also lost tight-end Antonio Gates to injury. Quarterback Philip Rivers has been enjoying an All-Pro season with 12 touchdown passes to lead an aerial attack that is #1 in the NFL. The running game, with Mike Tolbert, has been solid, if not spectacular, and the Chargers might want to run more to neutralize the passing attack of Tom Brady and the Patriots.
New England defeated the Ravens last week in overtime and used an old combination to get the job done – Brady to receiver Deion Branch, just added to the roster after a trade with the Seahawks. This is Branch’s second tour of duty with the ball club and he picked-up right where he left off, making crucial catches late in the game and in OT. The Chargers possess the #1 ranked passing defense so their secondary’s match-up against Brady will be crucial. The running attack has been better as of late with BenJarvus Green-Ellis but New England’s offense revolves around Brady just as San Diego’s revolves around Rivers. Defensively, the Pats have really struggled defending the pass so this is a good match-up for Rivers.
At home, San Diego has scored 38 and 41 points so there is reason for optimism this week, despite the Gates injury. The Chargers cover the Vegas spread this game and win outright, despite what has become a tough start. 2010 NFL Picks, 2010 NFL Predictions Vegas-spreads.com say's Bet on San Diego Chargers.
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