After several weeks of practice during training camp, the LA Chargers will get their first taste of real game action (that still doesn't count) against the LA Rams on Saturday. Brandon Staley has never won a preseason game with the Chargers, so Saturday's contest could be a streak-snapping one for the Bolts.
While the games do not count yet toward the playoff, they are still must-see TV for most fans. Most of the starters will not play in the game but the preseason can still give fans an idea of the identity of the team. This is more intriguing considering the Chargers are welcoming a new offensive coordinator to the fold.
Here is everything you need to know about the Chargers' first preseason game of the year.
How to watch Chargers vs Rams:
Kickoff is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. PT on Saturday night at SoFi Stadium. The game will be broadcast on CBS Los Angeles as well as Estrella TV 62. Each of the Chargers' three preseason games will be available to watch on CBS, which comes with a basic cable package for in-market fans.
Chargers vs Rams streaming:
In-market fans that do not have a cable subscription have two different ways to watch the Chargers take on the Rams. Fans can sign up for a free trial of FuboTV, which will give access to every in-market channel for fans to enjoy.
Additionally, fans can also lean on Paramount Plus. Paramount Plus shows the in-market CBS games that have been aired.
The best solution for out-of-market fans is NFL+, which will have access to out-of-market preseason games for fans to stream online.
Chargers vs Rams odds:
Those looking to treat the preseason as a warm-up for their in-season NFL betting will be pleased to know that Vegas always sets a line for games, even if they don't technically count toward anything.
Vegas knows that Staley has never won a preseason game and has made the Chargers a three-point underdog against the Rams. The point total for the game has been set at 33.5 points.