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LA Chargers: 3 bold predictions for Monday night vs. New Orleans Saints

Los Angeles Chargers tight end Hunter Henry (86) completes a catch in the second quarter during a Week 1 NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati.
Los Angeles Chargers At Cincinnati Bengals Sept 13
Los Angeles Chargers tight end Hunter Henry (86) completes a catch in the second quarter during a Week 1 NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati. Los Angeles Chargers At Cincinnati Bengals Sept 13
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(Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

The LA Chargers have their first primetime game of the year on Monday night against the New Orleans Saints.

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The LA Chargers do not get many primetime games but they have a good one on Monday as they take on former Charger Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints. This represents the second leg of the toughest back-to-back of the season as the Chargers took on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and now the Saints — both on the road.

It is definitely going to be a challenge, even if the Saints do not look as crisp as they have in year’s past. They are still one of the most talented teams in the league with a Hall of Fame quarterback and great coach.

It is going to provide great TV for those on Monday night. Here are three bold predictions for the game.

1. Hunter Henry has a career game

Fun fact about Hunter Henry: as much as we rave about him being a really good pass-catching tight end, he has actually only crossed the 100 receiving yard threshold once and when he did he had exactly 100 receiving yards. That was last season in Week 6 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

For the second time in his career, Henry is primed to reach triple digits in receiving yards.

We just Darren Waller torch the New Orleans Saints’ defense three weeks ago on primetime and Henry is absolutely capable of having just as big of a game. The Saints do struggle in covering tight ends and with the possibility of Mike Williams being out and Austin Ekeler definitely being out, chances are Justin Herbert targets Henry quite a bit.

I think when Tuesday morning rolls around we are going to be looking at Hunter Henry’s Monday night as the best game of his career. I’m thinking something around eight receptions for 120 yards and a touchdown.

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