Dallas Cowboys vs Los Angeles Chargers Prediction, 9/19/2021 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 2
Game: Dallas Cowboys vs Los Angeles Chargers
Date: Sunday, September 19, 2021
Location: SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Chargers (-3)
The Los Angeles Chargers (1-0) welcome the Dallas Cowboys (0-1) at SoFi Stadium on Sunday. Los Angeles opens this game as 3-point favorites from oddsmakers. The total has been set at 55.
The Dallas Cowboys head into this game 0-1 this season. In their last game, the Cowboys stepped onto the field against the Buccaneers and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 31-29. Dak Prescott went 42/58 with 403 yards passing and 3 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rate of 101.4 and ended the contest with 1 pick. Amari Cooper had an average of 10.7 yds per catch by accumulating 139 yds on 13 catches. Ezekiel Elliott led the offense in rushing for the Cowboys with 11 attempts for 33 yds (3.0 yds per carry). In all, they tallied 77 plays which gave them a total of 451 yds. The Dallas Cowboys ended up rushing 18 different times and tallied 60 yards, which is an average of 3.3 yards per tote. Against the run, the Cowboys conceded 52 yds on 14 attempts, which averages out to 3.7 yds per run surrendered. Dallas allowed 32 completions on 50 tries for a total of 379 yards, and a completion rate of 64.0%.
The Cowboys have tallied 451 total yards for the season. Dallas has compiled 21 first downs as an offense, and they have committed 8 penalties for 55 yds. As a team they average 60.0 yards via the ground game giving them a rank of 28th in the National Football League. Regarding getting in the endzone, the Dallas Cowboys are averaging 29.0 points per game.
When talking about passing yards, the Cowboys have surrendered 379 yards which has them ranked 30th in the NFL. They have relinquished 379.0 yards per contest via the pass in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 64.0%. Overall, they have yielded 431.0 yards/game which has them sitting 26th in the NFL. They are giving up 3.7 yards per rush and 52.0 yards on the ground per contest for the year. Over the course of this year, they have conceded 52 yards via the ground game in 1 outing. The Cowboys rank 23rd in the NFL concerning team defense, allowing 31.0 PPG.
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The Chargers come into this matchup with a record of 1-0 for this year. In their last game, the Chargers got the win with a final of 20-16 when they faced the Football Team. Austin Ekeler ran the football 15 times for 57 yards, walking away from the game with 3.8 yds per carry for Los Angeles. Keenan Allen was one of the featured targets for the Chargers, hauling in 9 passes for 100 yds (11.1 yards per catch). Justin Herbert (1 TD) walked away from the contest with 337 yds on 31/47 through the air while his QB rate was 85.2. He threw 1 interception and his longest pass completion went for 23 yards. Los Angeles relinquished 27 rushing attempts for 126 yds (4.7 yards per carry). The Chargers pass defense conceded a completion rate of 66.7%, surrendering 133 yards on 14 out of 21 through the air. The Chargers finished the game with 424 yards and they ran 78 plays (5.4 yards per play). Los Angeles ran the ball for 3.1 yards per tote, finishing the contest with 90 yds on 29 carries.
In terms of putting points on the board, the Chargers are sitting 20th out of all teams in the NFL holding an average of 20.0 points per outing. For the season to this point, the Chargers have thrown for 334 yards through the air, which has them ranked 5th out of all NFL teams. They hold an average of 90.0 yards per game on the ground. The Los Angeles Chargers average 424.0 yards/outing which ranks them 9th in the league. The Los Angeles offense has compiled 94 yards of penalties on 6 infractions, which is good for 16th in the league in terms of helping out the opposition.
Los Angeles has conceded a total of 126 yards on the ground. They have allowed 1 touchdown through the air in addition to 133.0 yards/game, which has them in 1st in the league. The Chargers defense has taken part in 49 plays, which has them ranked 1st in football. The Chargers are giving up 16.0 PPG, which has them sitting 8th in football.
Who will win tonight's Cowboys/Chargers NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Dallas +3
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