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

SAN DIEGO, CA- DECEMBER 7: Philip Rivers
SAN DIEGO, CA- DECEMBER 7: Philip Rivers
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Prediction Four: Neither kicker makes a field goal beyond 39 yards

LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 26: Josh Lambo
LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 26: Josh Lambo

It seems to be ritualistic of me to incorporate a whacky weekly prediction. This week it goes to the special teams.

At the end of the day, this game features two defenses that have at least one gaping hole. The Patriots can’t defend the pass and the Bolts allow running backs to look like Pro Bowlers.

The reason neither kicker will be kicking deep field goals come Sunday is due to the defenses giving up touchdowns. There simply won’t be a need to bring the kickers out, and especially not for 40-yard field goals.

These offenses have too much fire power to just sit back and rely on a couple of dink and dunk kicks in the New England fog.

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