The Los Angeles Chargers could be the Rodney Dangerfield of online wagering if old Rod had gone on a vendetta against all the people who disrespected him. “I’m pretty sure we might’ve felt a little disrespected” by Bills head coach Sean McDermott’s decision to start rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman in the Bolts’ 54-24 butchering of Buffalo on Sunday, Chargers corner Casey Hayward said. Luckily there is no way that the Dallas Cowboys are going to bench Dak Prescott, even if he did have the worst game in his career.
- Date: Thursday, 23rd November
- Time: 4:35 PM
- Venue: AT&T Stadium
- Sportsbook odds:
Chargers +1 (-110) 48 (-110)
Cowboys -1 (-110) 48 (-110)
A finely tuned machine, not unlike a Dodge Charger
The Bolts defense showed Peterman no mercy, picking him off five times in the first half alone, the first of which picks was returned 59 yards for a touchdown by Korey Toomer. Joey Bosa was all over the rookie like white on rice, and forced a fumble while sacking Tyrod Taylor, who relieved Peterman, on fourth down in the third quarter, which Melvin Ingram duly returned 39 yards for another defensive score. On offense, Philip Rivers passed for 250 yards in his 195th straight start, while Keenan Allen had 12 receptions for 159 yards and two TDs. it was expected that the defense would dissect Peterman, but the offense finding its footing was a pleasant surprise for the Bolts. The Chargers scored on seven consecutive possessions but didn’t take chances. As a result, LA had its second straight ATS win and pushed the online wagering over for the first time in four weeks. Furthermore, and more importantly, the Bolts still can, mathematically speaking, make the playoff, though that speaks ill of the AFC West more than it does well of the Chargers.
The Dak Attack is out of whack
The Cowboys and Dak Prescott have gone 0-2 SU and ATS in two games without the Dino to Dak’s Frank, running back Ezekiel Elliott. Fellow Dak Pak member Tyron Smith also missed Sunday’s 9-37 debacle against the Eagles, Dallas’ worst loss in the history of AT&T Stadium, and he is questionable against the Chargers as well. And speaking of the Philly game, Prescott threw a career-worst three picks with no TDs and finished with the lowest QB rating of his career (30.4), and was sacked four times, and to add insult to injury, he was pulled late in the fourth in favor of rookie Cooper Rush. That’s the kind of performance guys like Bosa and Ingram dream about. Dak should, all things considered, quit pining over Zeke and Smith and realize he’s surrounded by the likes of Zack Martin, Travis Frederick, Dez Bryant and Jason Witten. Things weren’t much better on defense. The Cowboys have lost the last six games that outside linebacker Sean Lee has not started. Lee aggravated a hamstring injury against the Falcons and he could miss more games.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 13, 2017
The online wagering total has gone under in Dallas’ last three games, but that could change against the Chargers, if you know what we mean and we think you do.