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NFL Betting: New England Patriots vs. San Diego Chargers

Sunday Night Football heads to Qualcomm Stadium in this NFL betting rematch of last year’s AFC Championship game between the Chargers and the Patriots.
smalljoin has all of the great NFL betting action available for you. Kickoff from San Diego is set for 8:15 ET, and the game can be viewed nationally on NBC. Even though San Diego covered the hefty spread in last year’s AFC title game, New England has dominated this series since 1994, going 7-2 SU and 6-3 ATS.

It was a real shocker for football betting fanatics after the Pats lost to lowly Miami as lofty 13-point favorites in Week 3. After enjoying the bye week, New England (3-1, 2-2 ATS) was back in action in San Francisco last weekend as three-point favorites per the closing NFL betting line.

WR Randy Moss hauled in five passes for 111 yards and a touchdown, while backup QB Matt Cassel threw for 259 yards. The defense picked off Niners QB JT O’Sullivan three times, and kept RB Frank Gore in check, only allowing him 54 yards on the ground all afternoon.

The Patriots won the time of possession battle by almost a 2:1 margin, and used all of those numbers to knock off San Fran 30-21, thrilling Pats bettors. This past week it was San Diego’s (2-3, 2-2-1 ATS) turn to get shocked by the Fins. Miami used their single wing attack against the Chargers much like they did against New England, and had an equal amount of success.

The San Diego defense had no answer for RB Ronnie Brown, who rushed for 125 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries. The Bolts only mustered 202 yards of offense. QB Phillip Rivers only completed 46% of his passes for 159 yards and a touchdown, while RB LaDainian Tomlinson was silenced rushing 12 times for a paltry 35 yards.

The football betting odds had San Diego favored by 6.5-points, but there was never much of a hope for anyone NFL betting on the Bolts, as Miami won 17-10. The Pats are underdogs in a game for the first time since the ’07 playoffs. San Diego opened at -5, but has since risen to 6; the ‘total’ is set at 44.5.

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