Los Angeles Chargers

LAC

Los Angeles Chargers

7-5, 6-6 ATS

20

16

WAS

Washington Football Team

6-6, 5-7 ATS

Washington Football Team

Media Consensus Picks

329 PicksMoneyline
Los Angeles Chargers

LAC

+109

47%

47% predicted the Chargers to win.

284 PicksSpread
Los Angeles Chargers

LAC +2

-110

42%

42% predicted the Chargers to cover the spread.

158 PicksOver/Under

Under 45.5

-112

59%

59% predicted the score to be under 45.5.

Best Sportsbook Odds


Los Angeles Chargers
LAC
Team Performance
WAS
Washington Football Team
Moneyline
7-5 (58%)OverallOverall6-6 (50%)
4-2 (67%)On RoadAt Home3-3 (50%)
3-1 (75%)As UnderdogAs Favorite2-1 (67%)
3-1 (75%)As Road UnderdogAs Home Favorite1-1 (50%)
Spread
6-6 (50%)OverallOverall5-7 (42%)
4-2 (67%)On RoadAt Home2-4 (33%)
3-1 (75%)As UnderdogAs Favorite1-2 (33%)
3-1 (75%)As Road UnderdogAs Home Favorite0-2 (0%)
Over-Under-Push
5-7 (42%)OverallOverall5-7 (42%)
2-4 (33%)On RoadAt Home2-4 (33%)
1-3 (25%)As UnderdogAs Favorite2-1 (67%)

What National Media Said

44% of national media analysts called the Chargers victory.

Featured National Media Analyst
Gregg Rosenthal

Gregg Rosenthal

NFL Network

WAS

Washington Football Team

WAS PK

Football Team 24, Chargers 23

“WFT's front four will provide an immediate litmus test for a Chargers offensive line that looks much improved on paper but has yet to play meaningful snaps together. Los Angeles has the superior quarterback here, but the gap isn't as great as it would have been last year, with Ryan Fitzpatrick now in Washington and new offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi adding some unpredictability on the Chargers' side. In a battle of evenly matched teams with a wide variance of 2021 outcomes (6-12 wins?), I lean slightly to a home team with an advantage in continuity. ”...

September 9, 2021 via nfl.com

Featured National Media Analyst
Mike Florio

Mike Florio

ProFootballTalk

LAC

Los Angeles Chargers

LAC -1

Chargers 20, Football Team 13

“On paper, the Chargers are ready to contend at a high level. They get a chance to turn paper to performance with a tough opponent, right out of the gates.”...

September 9, 2021 via profootballtalk.nbcsports.com

Featured National Media Analyst
Michael David Smith

Michael David Smith

ProFootballTalk

WAS

Washington Football Team

WAS +1

Football Team 27, Chargers 20

“Although Washington’s defense is likely to take a step backward, their offense should be better this year with Ryan Fitzpatrick, and I like them to start the season strong.”...

September 9, 2021 via profootballtalk.nbcsports.com

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Los Angeles Chargers

What Chargers Insiders Said

100% of team insiders called the Chargers victory.

Featured Chargers Insider
Shelley Smith

Shelley Smith

ESPN NFL Nation

LAC

Los Angeles Chargers

LAC +1

Under 44.5

Chargers 27, Football Team 17

“Yes, Washington has a defensive front that Herbert said "is about as good as it gets." But the Chargers' revamped offensive line has something to prove. Expect it to keep Herbert clean and allow him to throw for more than 350 yards and three touchdowns on Sunday.”...

September 10, 2021 via espn.com


Washington Football Team

What Football Team Insiders Said

0% of team insiders called the Chargers victory.

Featured Football Team Insider
John Keim

John Keim

ESPN NFL Nation

WAS

Washington Football Team

WAS -1

Under 44.5

Football Team 23, Chargers 21

“Can the Chargers' offensive line hold Washington's defensive front? Los Angeles quarterback Justin Herbert was sacked 32 times last season, tied for ninth most in the NFL, while Washington recorded 47 sacks, tied for sixth best. And 34 of those came from a defensive line that welcomes back its best interior rusher in Matt Ioannidis and has two top young defensive ends in Chase Young and Montez Sweat. Los Angeles revamped its line with four new starters -- including rookie tackle Rashawn Slater -- but will it be enough?”...

September 10, 2021 via espn.com


Top-Ranked Expert Picks

Best performing analysts in each category this season.

Football Team Overall Experts

David Gregg

22-8-0 (73%)

WAS

Mike Jones

17-5-0 (77%)

LAC

John Holler

16-4-0 (80%)

LAC
Football Team Moneyline Experts

Laura Rutledge

10-1-0 (91%)

LAC

Kyle Barber

10-1-0 (91%)

LAC

Cody Roark

8-0-0 (100%)

LAC
Football Team Spread Experts

Steve Edelson

9-2-0 (82%)

LAC -1

Kevin Nogle

9-2-0 (82%)

WAS -1

Esten McLaren

6-0-0 (100%)

LAC -1
Football Team Over/Under Experts

Sterling Furrowh

9-2-0 (82%)

Over 44.5

Brandan Schulze

9-2-0 (82%)

Under 44.5

Aaron Casey

8-2-0 (80%)

Under 44.5
Chargers Overall Experts

Gregory Tompsett

24-9-0 (73%)

LAC

Emmanuel Acho

9-2-0 (82%)

LAC

Shayler

14-7-0 (67%)

LAC
Chargers Moneyline Experts

Emmanuel Acho

9-2-0 (82%)

LAC

Aaron Quinn

8-3-0 (73%)

LAC

Jake Kokoris

6-2-0 (75%)

WAS
Chargers Spread Experts

Anthony Cervino

9-1-0 (90%)

LAC -1

Joe Williams

8-1-0 (89%)

LAC +1

Justin Bauerle

7-1-0 (88%)

LAC -1
Chargers Over/Under Experts

John Whiticar

9-2-0 (82%)

Under 44.5

Gregory Tompsett

8-3-0 (73%)

Under 44.5

Shayler

5-2-0 (71%)

Under 44.5

Top-Ranked Staff Consensus Picks

Consensus staff picks from the best performing outlets this season.

NFL Network

129-115-0 (53%)

Matchup Performance

LAC (30%)Moneyline
LAC -2 (0%)Spread
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CBS Sports

147-205-0 (42%)

Matchup Performance

LAC (13%)Moneyline
LAC +2 (13%)Spread
No O/U PicksTotal
USA Today Sports

151-157-0 (49%)

Matchup Performance

LAC (29%)Moneyline
LAC +2 (29%)Spread
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Bleacher Report

61-69-0 (47%)

Matchup Performance

LAC (0%)Moneyline
LAC +2 (20%)Spread
No O/U PicksTotal