The Los Angeles Chargers will face the Houston Texans at home in a game between two AFC contenders. Here are the bold predictions for this Week 3 matchup.
The Chargers enter this home game 1-1 after winning the season opener versus the Indianapolis Colts and losing against the Detroit Lions on the road. This week three game at Dignity Health Sports Park features two AFC powerhouses with an even record, with each questioned if they really are as good as they hoped to be.
Before getting into the bold predictions for this game, let’s check out last week’s predictions:
- Keenan Allen breaks a single-game record: Wrong
- Chargers come out of the game with no injuries: Wrong
- The game is decided by less than a field goal: Wrong
Keenan Allen had a good game, where he had eight catches for 98 yards, as well as drawing three penalties. He still was very far to reaching 21 catches, 336 yards, or five touchdowns. Allen was probably the only bright spot in a mediocre showing by the Chargers offense, and that helped the Lions contain him as he was the main and almost only threat in the offense.
The Chargers almost made it injury free, but Adrian Phillips wont down early in the fourth quarter and has since been placed on injured reserve. It’s unclear who will replace him, and Phillips himself was already filling in for Derwin James. The most likely options are Nasir Adderley or Roderic Teamer, who will make his NFL debut on Sunday.
The final score was 10-13, so the game was decided by exactly a field goal. Since my exact words were “by less than a field goal”, I will take the L and move on to next weeks predictions.