NFL Week 14 Online Football Odds – New England Vs. San DiegoNoah Williams
Tom Brady, Gronk and the New England Patriots head west to take on Phillip Rivers, Antonio Gates and the San Diego Super Chargers in a game that either team cannot afford to lose with 3 weeks left in the season.
The NFL week 14 online football odds have the visiting Patriots as 3.5 point favorites over the Super Chargers. The game total is currently at 50.5 points.
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Matchup: New England Patriots at San Diego Chargers
Date: Dec. 07, 2014
Start Time: 8:30 p.m. ET
Location: San Diego, California
Stadium: Qualcomm Stadium
TV Info: NBC
Radio: New England Vs San Diego
Point Spread: Patriots -3.5
Game Total: 50.5
Analyzing The Patriots vs Chargers NFL Week 14 Online Football Odds
The Patriots fell short against the Green Bay Packers 21-26 last Sunday and now are tied with the Denver Broncos 9-3 in the top of the AFC standings. New England holds the edge because they beat Peyton Manning and company earlier this season, but another Patriots loss this season could complicate things.
The Pats were averaging 39.2 points per game in their last seven before heading to Lambeau Field where they were held to just 21 points; their lowest since scoring 14 in Kansas City in week 4. New England now has the third best offensive unit in the league, averaging 31.5 points per game, 7th best in passing yards and 16th best rushing the ball. QB Tom Brady completed 22 of his 35 passes against the Packers for 245 yards, 2 TD & 0 INTs, and now has a total of 3243 yards, 28 TDs and 6 INTs in the season, with a 101.1 passer rating. TE Rob Gronkowski remains as his best weapon with 65 receptions, 910 yards & 9 TDs in 2014. RB LeGarrette Blount has carried most of the load over the last two weeks, running 136 yards in 22 attempts with 2 TDs.
New England’s defense allowed 478 total yards from Aaron Rodgers and co last week and now are 19th in total defense, allowing 360.3 yards per game, but just 21.1 points every week. They have 20 turnovers this season (12 INTs & 8 fumbles), but failed to get one against the Packers.
Word broke earlier today that Justin Bieber may have brought his famous team curse to two title contenders at once, hanging out with both the Patriots and the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday.
Clippers coach Doc Rivers invited the Patriots to visit the team in Los Angeles while they were spending the week in San Diego preparing for a game against the Chargers on Sunday.
Bieber met with the Pittsburgh Steelers earlier this season, the day before their loss to the struggling New York Jets. But quarterback Ben Roethlisberger denied that the team’s failure had anything to do with the singer.
Could this be a plot by the Super Chargers to jinx the Patriots?
With an 8-4 record and a 34-33 victory in Baltimore against the Ravens (their first ever), the San Diego Chargers are still in the hunt for a wildcard playoff spot in the AFC. The Chargers enter this game with three wins in a row, and the 16th total offense in the NFL, averaging 346.2 yards and 23.3 points per game. QB Phillip Rivers has completed 282 of his 408 passes this season for 3218 yards, 25 TDs & 10 INTs with a 102.8 passer rating. The Chargers top receiver is WR Keenan Allen, who has 72 receptions for 762 yards & 4 TDs this season, two of those touchdowns were against the Ravens. RB Ryan Mathews is the number one option in the backfield since coming back from injury. He has 63 carries for 286 yards and 3 TDs.
— San Diego Chargers (@Chargers) December 1, 2014
San Diego defense allowed the Ravens to put up 350 total yards last week and didn’t force any turnovers. They have the 8th best total defense in the league, allowing 20.8 points per game.
As a head coach of the Patriots, Bill Belichick has faced the San Diego Chargers nine times including playoffs, posting a 6-3 record. This will be the first time Chargers HC Mike McCoy faces the Patriots.
The Patriots are 35-15-1 ATS in their last 51 games following a SU loss, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS loss, 6-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. AFC teams but 5-12 ATS in their last 17 road games.
The Chargers are 7-3 ATS in their last ten games following a SU win, 5-2 ATS vs. a team with a winning record, but 1-5 ATS in their last six vs. AFC teams.