Sunday will kickoff with an East versus West matchup as the Chargers, listed as the Vegas spreads underdog, take on the moneyline favorite Patriots (-380) at Gillette Stadium with a 1pm ET kickoff time.
The Chargers are coming off a Week 7 shutout win against the Broncos. The Chargers QB Philip Rivers completed 15 of 26 passes for 183 yards and 2 TDs. RB Ekeler had 8 rushes for 38 yards and Gordon had as many yards on 18 rushes. Henry caught 4 passes for 73 yards and Benjamin had one reception for 42 yards. Kelvin Benjamin also had 3 punt returns one of which was a 65 yard touchdown. The Chargers had two fumble recoveries in the game.
The Patriots are also coming off a week 7 win against the Falcons in a super bowl matchup. There was no doubt that the two teams playing were not the same teams from last year. QB Tom Brady completed 21 of 29 passes for 249 yards and 2 TDs. Dion Lewis rushed for 76 yards on 13 carries and Burkhead and Gillislee both rushed for 31 yards. The passing game saw Chris Hogan in the lead with 71 yards on 45 receptions followed by Cooks, Gronkowski and White totalling 144 yards. Cooks and White both had passing touchdowns. Brady had a fumble on the night but recovered it -- no harm no foul. The Vegas odds makers have the New England Patriots as the favorites at -7(-115) and the Los Angeles Chargers the road dogs at +7(-105).
The Patriots are averaging 410.7 all purpose yards per game versus 330.4 yards for the Chargers. Defensively, the Patriots are allowing 426.7 yards per game the majority of them passing yards at an average of 310.3 while allowing only 116.4 rushing. The Chargers are allowing 326.0 yards fairly evenly between rushing and passing. These two teams are dead even when it comes to 41.2% third down conversions allowed.
Will the Patriots continue their winning streak or can the Chargers stop them in their tracks and hand the Patriots their 3rd home game loss on the NFL betting season?
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