The New England Patriots schedule does not get any easier this weekend as they take on the San Diego Chargers October 24th in Qualcomm Stadium. The San Diego Chargers have played lights out in San Diego and miserable on the road this season. Now they face a New England Patriots team that is coming off a rough game against the Baltimore Ravens. The New England Patriots won the game but they were dealt some punishing blows by the Baltimore Ravens defense.
New England Patriots Offense vs San Diego Chargers Defense
It is tough to go against Tom Brady on offense but the New England Patriots are a shadow of their former selves on offense. This is not the New England Patriots offense that went undefeated just a few seasons ago. Now the New England Patriots offense is a slow plodding offense with short dink and dunk passes and not much of a running game to speak of.
The San Diego Chargers defense has been hit or miss also in the 2010 NFL season. They tend to relax too much and are prone to give up the big play. The only reason the San Diego Chargers may look good in this game against the New England Patriots is Tom Brady has not legitimate deep ball threat. Neither the New Patriots offense or the San Diego Chargers defense has an edge in battle of once great NFL powers.
San Diego Chargers Offense vs New England Patriots Defense
Phillip Rivers, the San Diego Chargers star quarterback has performed admirably in a tough start for the 2010 NFL season. The quality lacking for Rivers is the ability to close out a game or come from behind while suffering adversity. Another issue heading into this game is the health of Antonio Gates, the San Diego Chargers stellar tight end. Gates rolled his ankle in the game against the St Louis Rams.
The New England Patriots defense is young and prone to making critical mistakes. The young New England Patriots defense is also a fiery bunch that does succeed when they take chances. This could lead to Phillip Rivers getting picked off more than a few times in this game. The San Diego Chargers offense has a decided edge over the New England Patriots defense.
New England Patriots vs San Diego Chargers -3: Pick Against the Spread & Final Look
History between these two teams will provide a spark in this game. The New England Patriots once owned the San Diego Chargers in the post season and it will add some extra hitting and cheap shots throughout this game. The Las Vegas Hilton Superbook has set the line on this game with the San Diego Chargers as a three point favorite over the traveling New England Patriots. This game will not be contested by a field goal. The San Diego Chargers will dismantle Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. Take the San Diego Chargers -3 over the New England Patriots.
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