Despite having a 2-6 record and showing that they cannot close a game to save their lives, the Chargers are still being picked to beat the 5-3 Dolphins by CBS Sports’ Pete Prisco 23-21 on Sunday afternoon.
“This is a long trip for a Chargers team that has suffered a lot of heartbreaking losses,” says Prisco. “The last time Miami was at home two weeks ago they beat up on the other Los Angeles team. This will be different. I think Justin Herbert wins the passing duel with fellow first-round rookie Tua Tagovailoa. The Chargers will win a tight one.”
I do agree with Prisco that I think Sunday’s game will be a close one. I also agree that Herbert will pass for more yards than Tua. However, any prediction that has the Bolts winning “a close one” immediately gets me skeptical. Until proven otherwise, the Chargers may have to find a way to beat the bricks off the Dolphins if they want to walk away with a victory on the road.
But how do you all feel? Is this a winnable game for the Chargers? Can they overcome the Dolphins’ aggressive tendencies on defense? Let us know in the comments below.
And now for today’s links.
Wednesday’s Week 10 injury report (Chargers.com)
Check out practice pictures from Dolphins week (Chargers.com)
Gavino Borquez highlights the Bolts being underdogs against the Dolphins in Week 10 (Chargers Wire)
Jason Reed discusses how Justin Herbert will outshine Tua Tagovailoa in Week 10 (Bolt Beat)
John Keim highlights the fight back to the field for Alex Smith (ESPN)
2020 MVP Lamar Jackson says defenses are calling out their offensive plays before they happen (ESPN)
NFL Agents discuss five players who aren’t helping themselves in contract years (CBS Sports)
Pete Prisco picks games from the Week 10 slate (CBS Sports)
Kyler Murray is halfway to being the first QB to throw for 4,000+ and rushing for 1,000+ in a season (Pro Football Talk)
The Ravens had another player test positive for the coronavirus (Bleacher Report)