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Spoilers: Chargers’ clash on the road with the New England Patriots

By Anthony Totri
SAN DIEGO, CA- DECEMBER 7: Philip Rivers
SAN DIEGO, CA- DECEMBER 7: Philip Rivers /
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The Los Angeles Chargers are on a three-game win streak and coming off a shutout victory over the Denver Broncos.

As the team went into last Sunday’s game off of a last-second win over the Oakland Raiders, confidence swirled through the Los Angeles air. However, a test with the AFC’s dynasty, the New England Patriots, could prove to be the game of the season for the Bolts.

Predictions total on the year: 4-24.

It’s Week 8, and guess what, the Chargers have fans actually watching football again. Oh wait, where have we seen this before? That’s right, every single Chargers season ever. Or is this team for real? Fans will finally find out after Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots.

Let’s take a look at the Week 8 predictions:

Prediction One: No Patriots wideout will have more than four receptions

FOXBORO, MA – JANUARY 20: Tom Brady /

The Patriots are a strange team when it comes to the passing game. As a group, they have a lot of smaller more agile receivers.

However, everyone in the NFL knows exactly what Rob Gronkowski brings to the table. In 2017, he’s brought exactly 29 receptions to that very table.

In fact, no Patriots wideout has more than 29 receptions. The team’s leading pass catcher in receptions is James White (38).

Although Tom Brady brings the title “G.O.A.T” to the field, his receiving corps is full of a bunch of talented guys who don’t blow up the stat sheet. With that in mind, I find it hard to imagine a scenario where the Chargers’ defensive front allows Brady to sit back in the pocket and dump it to his speedsters on the outside.