Even with a 2-7 record on the season, the Chargers are 9.5-point favorites over the Jets, according to CBS Sports. If the Chargers hold that to be true on Sunday, it would be just the second game this season that the Bolts had a game get decided by greater than eight points.
“In their past 15 games as an underdog of seven or more points, the Jets have gone 4-10-1 ATS and 1-14 straight-up,” says author John Breech. “Basically when they’re a big underdog, they don’t pull off upsets and they rarely cover the spread. The Jets are also 2-7 ATS on the season, which is tied with the Texans for the second-worst mark in the NFL. As for the Chargers, it’s almost always a risk to bet on them when they’re playing at home. Since the beginning of the 2018 season, the Chargers are 3-10-1 ATS in home games (6-8 straight-up). The Chargers have also lost three straight while going 0-3 ATS in those games.”
If anything, this feels like what the Jaguars game ended up being. It’s going to be a nice break from a losing streak, but then all bets are off afterwards. This team could surprise and win a few games, or it could go right back to dropping games one by one.
But honestly, when it comes to the future of this team, I’m not sure which path is best at this point.
Now for today’s links.
Keenan Allen’s recent historical achievement by the numbers (Chargers.com)
Gavino Borquez highlights the recent milestone set by Justin Herbert (Chargers Wire)
Nick Foles was injured in the final seconds of MNF (ESPN)
Week 11 power rankings (Pro Football Talk)
Week 10 winners and losers (CBS Sports)
Kirk Cousins won his first game on Monday Night Football (CBS Sports)
Drew Brees has a bunch of broken ribs (NFL.com)
A Giants player tested positive Tuesday morning (ESPN)