Chargers vs Patriots : The Los Angeles Chargers had a better regular-season record than the New England Patriots, but will once again hit the road for the Divisional Round of the AFC Playoffs. Kickoff from chilly Foxborough is at 1:05 p.m. ET on Sunday, and you can catch the game on CBS.
== MATCH INFO ==
NFL Playoffs 2019
Team : Chargers vs Patriots
Date : Sunday, January 13
Start Time : 1:05 Pm Et
The latest Patriots vs. Chargers weather forecast calls for temperatures in the 20s, light winds, and clear skies. The Chargers (12-4) are 8-1 against the spread on the road, including a 23-17 win at Baltimore in last week’s Wild Card Round. Meanwhile,
Roberts knows the Patriots lost two of their final four games, but motivation wasn’t high and they dominated the division-rival Jets, 38-3, in the season-finale. New England has reached seven AFC Championships in a row, and everyone knows Tom Brady and Bill Belichick will have the team ready.
Brady’s 11 interceptions were his most since the 2013 season, but injuries decimated his receiving corps. Julian Edelman played 12 games, wgile stud tight end Rob Gronkowski started only 11. Everyone is now healthy for Sunday. James White and Sony Michel lead a rush attack that averages 127 yards per game, fifth-best in the NFL.
Roberts also knows that while L.A.’s offense has the names, the defense ranks higher across the board. Its 18 interceptions rank third in the NFL, and the Chargers were in the top 10 against the run and pass, joining the Bears and the Ravens as the only other teams that can boast that.
We can tell you Roberts is leaning under, but he has unearthed a major x-factor that makes one side of the spread a must-back. He’s only sharing what it is, and who to back, at SportsLine.After figuring out the blueprint for stopping Lamar Jackson, the Los Angeles Chargers advanced past the wild card round of the playoffs and will now travel to face a much different quarterback and team in Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.
Los Angeles really dominated the Ravens on defense, to the point where there was open discussion about benching Jackson in favor of Joe Flacco. But the Chargers did fade late, with the Ravens pushing back to make it a close game. They still came out on top, even with the Baltimore defense generally doing a great job of limiting them.
The Chargers have officially activated tight end Hunter Henry off of injured reserve and onto the 53-man roster. And in even better news: he was a full participant in practice this week.
The Patriots are probably the healthiest team remaining in the playoffs. The Chargers are down to starters, but New England has few concerns.
Don’t expect Rob Gronkowski to have a big game against the Chargers, who have been extremely good at stopping tight ends this season.
The Chargers used to suck at kicking … enter the Money Badger.
Michael Badgley is coming off a playoff debut so splendid that he had a kick blocked and still set a franchise postseason game record with five field goals. The rookie grew up in New Jersey, so a game-time temperature forecast to be in the 20s won’t be anything new to him. The Chargers added a second kicker, Nick Rose, last week hoping he can neutralize returner Cordarelle Patterson by booming kickoffs into the end zone. New England’s Stephen Gostkowski ranks second in NFL history in postseason points, behind Adam Vinatieri. Gostkowski has kicked the three longest field goals in franchise history and became New England’s all-time leading scorer — four years ago.