The Los Angeles Chargers and Washington Football Team will face each other in a first week NFL game on Sunday.
Which team will win?
Check out these NFL Week 1 picks and predictions for the game, which can be seen on CBS at 10 a.m. MST time
The Washington Football team is a 0.5 point favorite in the game.
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The big lead: Washington 17, Chargers 13
Kyler Koster and Liam McKeone write: “Justin Herbert was the rookie story of 2020. His second act should only be an improvement after the Chargers (finally) invested in some offensive line aid and his reception corps is largely intact thanks to the football For teams, it just won’t be enough against the top four in football. Washington new starter Ryan Fitzpatrick will do just enough with the guns available to claim a debut win. “
Sports news: Chargers 20, Washington 17
Vinnie Iyer writes: “The Chargers should be confident that rookie coach Brandon Staley is leading their new defensive and that second year QB Justin Herbert is comfortable on the new offensive. Home vs. away doesn’t mean for them given their game in LA much shares a similar profile with Ron Rivera and Bridge QB Ryan Fitzpatrick handing out dynamic weapons. This is a classic toss, but the Chargers will have a little more juice and energy in a slugfest as Joey Bosa gets more support than Chase Young. “
WSN: Get Washington under cover against the Chargers
Mike Lukas writes: “It’s the second year for Los Angeles Chargers QB Justin Herbert and if it goes anything like his rookie season of 31 touchdowns and only 10 interceptions, this team could get seats with new head coach Brandon Staley in AFC West, especially if EDGE Joey Bosa can get through the season healthy. Although this Washington football team only won seven games last season, this Washington football team won NFC East based on their excellent defense, Led by DE Chase Young and CB Kendall Fuller. But journeyman Ryan Fitzpatrick is below the middle in 2021, and whether the veteran can score double-digit wins and rule the division again depends on HC Ron Rivera’s schedule for Washington’s infamous defense Herbert’s rocket launcher arm can stifle and that a certain amount of Fitzmagic will find its way to the win by the end of the second half. “
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Says Anthony Riccobono, “Ryan Fitzpatrick is usually good for a couple of big games early in the season. This is an upset choice as the Chargers continue to attract attention as AFC contenders.”
Play Tips: Take Washington Against the Chargers
Brian Sausa writes, “The Washington Football Team is trying to build on its NFC East title from last season, even though it only won seven games. Ryan Fitzpatrick is currently at the top of the depths chart at QB and will on the other be it.” Justin Herbert, the offensive rookie of 2020. Although he’s on the other side of the country with a new head coach, Los Angeles opened as an easy favorite. This will be an elite WFT defense against a dynamic Chargers offensive side by side with the away team’s talent level on the short line, but Los Angeles is installing a new offense and has a coordinator calling games for the first time. The public could be all over Los Angeles and if this was week 6 maybe we would be too. But we’re taking an established defense and veteran Fitzpatrick to get the season off to a hot start. If you’re on the Washington side, you might as well take the moneyline and skip the single dot. The WFT is also a good addition to a Stanford Wong six point teaser, especially if you can get it to +7.5 or higher. “
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CBS Sports: Washington 30, Chargers 24
Jordan Dajani writes: “The Ron Rivera era started with a bang last year when Washington defeated the Philadelphia Eagles by 10 points after falling 17 points in the second quarter, and Ryan Fitzpatrick has been known to start seasons hot before he cools down. As early as 2018, he was the first quarterback to throw over 400 yards in three consecutive games – these three games being the first three competitions of the season is no longer a feel-good story about a team that made it into the playoffs despite quarterback problems, but a team that can keep up with the best.
ESPN: Washington will defeat the Chargers
The site’s Football Power Index gives Washington a 59.3% chance of beating the Chargers in Week 1 of the NFL season.
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Ben Rolfe writes: This is a fascinating matchup between two very fascinating teams. Both teams have good defense and fantastic weapons on the offensive. Will we see the young QB win in Justin Herbert or will it be the veteran in Ryan Fitzpatrick? As the latest odds suggest, this should be very close.
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