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Chargers Daily Links: Bolts open as 3-point favorite over Broncos

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Ahead of their Week 16 contest with the Broncos, the Chargers open up as early three-point favorites over their divisional rivals, according to the folks at Williams Hill.

Here’s what CBS Sports’ John Breech had to say about the matchup:

“Although the Chargers beat the Raiders in Week 15, that doesn’t erase fact that they’re almost always a bad team to bet on when they’re playing in a divisional game,” says Breech. “Since the start of the 2019 season, the Chargers are 1-9 straight up and 2-7-1 ATS against AFC West opponents. In the past five games played between these two teams, the Chargers have gone 1-4 both straight up and ATS against Denver.”

Similar to how they got revenge against the Raiders, I have a feeling the Bolts will be in a much better headspace ahead of their second game against Denver. Should the Chargers win their third-straight, it would officially give the Bolts an improved record from a year ago.

At the same time, it will also give the Bolts a worse draft pick. The fan base will understandably be torn between the two outcomes, but either way, there will be a silver lining no matter how this season ends.

Now for today’s links.

Chargers News:

Check out the top photos from the Chargers’ win over the Raiders (Chargers.com)

Gavino Borquez writes out his three takeaways from the Raiders game (Chargers Wire)

Jason Reed wonders if the Chargers should cut Casey Hayward or Chris Harris (Bolt Beat)

Alexander Insdorf believes trading back is the Chargers’ best option in the 2021 draft (Bolt Beat)

NFL News:

Best of player arrivals from Week 15 (ESPN)

Carson Wentz will ask to be traded next year if Eagles go with Jalen Hurts (CBS Sports)

Justin Jefferson breaks Randy Moss’ reception record for Vikings rookie receiver(CBS Sports)

The Saints placed Jameis Winston on the reserve/COVID-19 list (Pro Football Talk)

Dez Bryant caught his first touchdown in three years (NFL.com)

Notable injuries from Week 15 (NFL.com)