Happy For Tom
- Feb 2, 2008
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- Nashua, NH
I read the first post it was about all I could take
I actually think this is going to be a tougher game than people think. I have the same feeling going into this one that I had going into the Jets. My hope is that NE is a mentally tougher team than they were 4 weeks ago, as well as tighter defensively.
Really I don't think this will be close. This is not the same SD team that we've seen over the last couple of years. I don't think they can hang with us.
On the flip side, we can't sleep on them either, but I don't see that happening.
This makes me nervous.
I like being 3 point underdogs.
The line actually concerns me a little. Despie all evidence to the contrary, NE was a road favorite going into Miami and then a favorite against a team many believed to be the best in the league, albeit at home. Vegas was ahead of the curve on both of those calls.
Said another way, doesn't this look like a much more likely win than at Miami after allowing 30 points to Buffalo? So, why does Vegas see a 4 point difference in the opposite direction?
Why does Vegas see a 4 point difference in the opposite direction?
How do you handicap the Chargers?
"You have to look beyond the traditional offensive and defensive stats in order to handicap the Chargers," Bryan Leonard, a professional handicapper for Footballwinners.com, said. "San Diego has played the weakest schedule in the league. We will venture to say that Kansas City, Jacksonville, Seattle, Arizona, Oakland and St Louis will all be sitting on the sidelines come playoff time. The Chargers continue to make mistakes that keep themselves out of the end zone. Turnovers and penalties have killed this team."
He's right. When they were down 3-0 midway through the first quarter and driving, Philip Rivers threw an interception in the Rams end zone. The next series, the Rams went 80 yards in seven plays to score a touchdown, going up 10-0.
"Chargers are a really easy cap -- they stink on the road, and they are a juggernaut at home," Patrick Donovan, aka "The Sports Boss", said in an e-mail. "Let's look at their splits: Home: 2-0 SU and ATS, outscoring their opponents 79-13. Road: 0-4 SU and ATS, outscored by their opponents 103-78, and they were favorites in all those games laying 4.5, 5, 7, 9.