New England Patriots vs. Los Angeles Chargers picks, predictions: Who wins NFL Week 8 game?
The New England Patriots and Los Angeles Chargers play on Sunday in a Week 8 NFL game.
Which team will get the victory?
Check out these NFL Week 8 picks and predictions for the game, which can be seen at 1:05 p.m. MST time on CBS.
The Chargers are a 5.5-point favorite in the game.
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Pro Football Network: Chargers 27, Patriots 21
Ben Rolfe writes: "The Patriots had their fun at the expense of the Jets in Week 7, but now it is back to reality. At this point, the Chargers are simply in a different tier from the Patriots in the AFC. Bill Belichick will need to outcoach Brandon Staley and hope Los Angeles comes off its bye week flat if New England is going to sneak out a win here."
Sportsnaut: Chargers 27, Patriots 24
Matt Johnson writes: "The Los Angeles Chargers have taken the next step, becoming one of the best teams in the NFL. With a healthy offensive line, a great cast of weapons and an elite quarterback, all of the pieces are in place to storm through the Patriots’ defense."
Draft Kings: Chargers will cover vs. Patriots in Week 8
It writes: "The Chargers are at home coming off a bye and the Patriots having to travel cross-country after a meaningless game vs. the Jets. This bodes well for LA. The Chargers have had a week to get healthy and that means Mike Williams should be at full-strength. This feels like a letdown spot for the Pats on the road against a Chargers team that should score at will."
CBS Sports: Chargers 33, Patriots 21
Tyler Sullivan writes: "Another opponent who was resting up prior to this head to head. Not only that, but the Patriots need to fly across the country for this matchup with Los Angeles. Unlike the New England's Week 7 matchup with the Jets, however, the Chargers give the Patriots a rough go of it at SoFi Stadium. A year ago, Belichick and Co. were able to demoralize L.A. to the tune of a 45-0 blowout. This time, it's the Chargers who have their way with the Pats as Justin Herbert continues to impress under center during his second season in the league."
Fansided: Chargers 27, Patriots 14
Owen Crisafulli writes: "New England will head out west for a matchup against the up and coming Chargers. Despite Justin Herbert showing tons of upside, the Chargers typically found themselves with the short end of the stick, and struggled through most of the season. With new head coach Brandon Staley taking charge, the revamped Chargers will slow down … Pats, and pick up a big win."
Sportsnaut: Chargers will beat Patriots in Week 8
It writes: "The Los Angeles Chargers have taken the next step, becoming one of the best teams in the NFL. With a healthy offensive line, a great cast of weapons and an elite quarterback, all of the pieces are in place to storm through the Patriots’ defense. If the Chargers lose, it will likely be due to the team’s inability to stop the run."
FiveThirtyEight.com: Chargers have a 72% win probability
The site gives the Patriots a 28% win probability in the NFL Week 8 game.
ESPN: Chargers have a 61.5% chance to win
The site's Football Power Index gives the Patriots a 38.2% chance to pick up the victory in the Week 8 NFL game.
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