The Los Angeles Chargers and Washington Football Team enter the 2021 NFL season with different approaches but a shared goal of making the playoffs. The Chargers are relying on a young quarterback to take the next step while the Football Team places its bets on a journeyman gunslinger.
Justin Herbert showed off his potential down the stretch last season for the Chargers, who bring in Brandon Staley as a head coach in an effort to return to the playoffs after a two-year absence. The Football Team hopes Ryan Fitzpatrick, who had the Dolphins in playoff contention last year, can replicate the same formula with new weapons in Washington. The key matchup in this game will be Los Angeles’ offense against Washington’s defense.
Date: Sunday, September 12th
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
According to DraftKings Sportsbook, this game opened at Chargers -1 and now sits at Washington -1.5. Both teams are healthy, so injuries are unlikely to play a role in this line as the game approaches. It’s a tough start for Herbert in Year 2 against a top-tier defense, but these are the games Los Angeles needs to be on the right side of more often. If you don’t know how Chargers games typically work, it might be best to stay away from this line as a bettor.