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The Los Angeles Chargers (1-2) will try to bounce back from an embarrassing 28-point loss to the Jaguars when L.A. faces the Houston Texans (0-2-1) in Week 4 on Paramount+ and CBS. The Chargers were preseason contenders for the Super Bowl, but they've lost two in a row amid Justin Herbert playing with injured ribs. A visit to Houston may be just what the team needs since the Texans are one of two winless teams left in the NFL. These teams last met in Week 16 of 2021, when the Texans won as 11-point underdogs behind 254 passing yards and two touchdowns from Davis Mills. You can stream the game in select markets on Paramount+, which you can try for free for 30 days with the promo code NFLONCBS.

Kickoff for Sunday's game from NRG Stadium in Houston is set for 1 p.m. ET. Los Angeles is a six-point favorite in the latest Texans vs. Chargers odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over/under for total points is 45. Sunday's matchup can be seen live on CBS and streamed live on Paramount+ with their must-have Premium plan.

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How to watch Chargers vs. Texans

  • Texans vs. Chargers date: Sunday, Oct. 2
  • Texans vs. Chargers time: 1 p.m. ET
  • Texans vs. Chargers TV channel: CBS 
  • Texans vs. Chargers streaming: Paramount+ (use promo code NFLONCBS to get 30 days free)

Week 4 NFL picks for Chargers vs. Texans

Before tuning into Sunday's Texans vs. Chargers game, you need to see the NFL picks from SportsLine's advanced computer model. The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up almost $7,000 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception. The model enters Week 4 of the 2022 NFL season on an incredible 139-103 run on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season.

The model also ranked in the top 10 on NFLPickWatch four of the past six years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 94% of CBS Sports Football Pick'em players four times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is way up.

For Chargers vs. Texans, the model is leaning Over the total. When these two played last December, they combined for 70 points as Houston pulled a 41-29 upset. It doesn't appear that Los Angeles' defense has gotten much better since despite adding Khalil Mack and J.C. Jackson in the offseason.

L.A. had a solid showing in Week 1, giving up 19 points to the Raiders. But the team has allowed 65 points since then amid injuries to Jackson and Joey Bosa, who are both in doubt for Sunday. The Chargers just allowed Trevor Lawrence to have the best game of his young career last week and could allow Mills to go off against them again.

Meanwhile, Mills won't be the best QB on the field since the model has Herbert, injured ribs and all, throwing for over 300 yards and two scores. Seven different Chargers players are projected to have at least 40 scrimmage yards as they will take advantage of Houston's 29th ranked defense. This won't be another 70-point game, but the model has the teams combining for 48 points, thus hitting the Over in well over 50 percent of simulations. You may be able to stream the game here.

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