Los Angeles Chargers vs Washington Football Team Prediction, 9/12/2021 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 1
Game: Los Angeles Chargers vs Washington Football Team
Date: Sunday, September 12, 2021
Location: FedExField in Landover, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Football Team (+1)
FedExField is where the Washington Football Team (7-9-0 last year) will attempt to beat the Los Angeles Chargers (7-9-0 last season) on Sunday. Los Angeles opens this matchup as 1-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The total is set at 45.5.
The Los Angeles Chargers finished the season holding a 7-9-0 record. In their last game, the Chargers went up against the Chiefs and notched a win by a score of 38-21. Justin Herbert finished 22/31 with 302 yds through the air and 3 touchdowns. He had a QB rate of 134.1 and finished the contest with no interceptions. Kalen Ballage was the rushing leader for the Chargers with 13 totes for 36 yds (2.8 yds per attempt). Austin Ekeler held an average of 5.5 yds per reception by earning 33 yds on 6 catches. The Los Angeles Chargers ran the rock 35 different times and recorded 135 yds, which had them averaging 3.9 yards per carry. For the game, they had 69 plays which totaled 416 yards. Los Angeles allowed 23 completions on 32 tries for a total of 217 yards, and a completion rate of 71.9%. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Chargers conceded 51 yards on 17 tries, which averages out to 3.0 yards per run allowed.
When talking about getting in the endzone, the Los Angeles Chargers had an average of 24.0 points per outing. As a team they had an average of 111.5 yards rushing, giving them a rank of 18th in the NFL. The Chargers racked up 6,113 total yards over the course of last year. Los Angeles compiled 31 passing touchdowns and 12 touchdowns on the ground. Los Angeles recorded 226 1st downs as an offense, and they were called for 85 penalties for 710 yards. They turned the football over 16 times (10 picks and 6 fumbles lost).
In terms of passing yards, the Chargers conceded 3,578 yards which had them ranked 9th in football. During their 16 games played last season, they surrendered 223.6 yards per outing via the pass as well as surrendering a completion percentage of 62.6%. They relinquished 343.4 yards per contest which ranked them 10th in the National Football League. They relinquished 29 touchdowns through the air as well as 17 touchdowns on the ground. The opposition ran for an average of 4.5 yards per run and 119.8 yards on the ground per game for the prior year. During the campaign, they gave up 1,917 rushing yards through 16 outings. The Chargers were sitting in 23rd in the NFL when it comes to the opposition scoring, giving up 26.6 PPG.
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The Football Team finished the season having earned a 7-9-0 mark. When they last stepped on the field, the Football Team took a loss by a score of 31-23 when they played the Buccaneers. Antonio Gibson ran the ball 14 times for 31 yards, walking away from the game with 2.2 yards per carry for Washington. Cam Sims was featured in the passing game for the Football Team, bringing in 7 footballs for 104 yards (14.9 yds per reception). Taylor Heinicke (1 TD) ended the game with 306 yds on 26/44 through the air while his QB rating was 78.4. He tossed 1 interception and his longest completion went for 36 yards. Washington relinquished 29 run attempts for 142 yards (4.9 yards per rush). The Football Team pass defense conceded a completion rate of 55.0%, relinquishing 365 yards on 22 out of 40 passing. The Football Team finished with a total of 375 yds and they ran 69 plays (5.4 yds per play). Washington rushed for 3.7 yds per carry, totaling 86 yds on 23 attempts.
The Washington Football Team had an average of 317.3 yards per game which had them ranked 30th out of all teams in the league. They threw 16 interceptions while allowing opponents to recover 11 fumbles and they tallied 184 first downs. They had an average of 100.7 run yards per game and rushed for 1,611 yards for the year. The Washington offense totaled 697 yards of penalties on 87 violations, which had them ranked 16th in the league in terms of hurting your team. Throughout last season, the Football Team threw for 3,465 yards via the pass along with averaging 216.6 throwing yards per outing, which ranked 25th in the NFL. In relation to their ability to score points, the Football Team sat 25th in the NFL with an average of 20.9 PPG.
The Football Team gave up 20.6 PPG, ranking them 4th of all teams in the NFL. Last year, they gave up 329 total points. Washington allowed a total of 1,805 yards via the ground game (112.8 yards per outing) and 14 touchdowns rushing last season. They allowed the opposition 21 touchdowns through the air and 191.8 yards/game, which had them ranked 2nd in the NFL. The Football Team defense took the field for 1,004 plays, which had them ranked 10th in the league. They tallied 23 turnovers (7 fumbles and 16 interceptions) last season.
Who will win tonight's Chargers/Football Team NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Los Angeles -1
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