Carolina @ Los Angeles
Current Records: Carolina 0-2; Los Angeles 1-1
What to Know
The Carolina Panthers are staying on the road Sunday to face off against the Los Angeles Chargers at 4:05 p.m. ET Sept. 27 at SoFi Stadium. These two teams might be coming in a bit winded after having run the length of the field multiple times in their most recent games.
It was a hard-fought matchup, but Carolina had to settle for a 31-17 defeat against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week. QB Teddy Bridgewater had a memorable game, but not in the way you want to be remembered: besides failing to produce a single touchdown, he threw two interceptions and fumbled the ball once.
Meanwhile, Los Angeles fought the good fight in their overtime contest against the Kansas City Chiefs last week but wound up with a less-than-desirable result, falling 23-20. Despite the loss, the Chargers had strong showings from RB Austin Ekeler, who picked up 93 yards on the ground on 16 carries and caught four passes for 55 yards, and QB Justin Herbert, who passed for one TD and 311 yards on 33 attempts in addition to punching in one rushing touchdown.
Carolina is expected to lose this next one by 6.5. Those betting on them against the spread shouldn't have high expectations for them since the squad is 0-2 ATS when expected to lose.
With the two teams each stumbling in off of a defeat, both will be hungry for the victory. Giving up four turnovers, Carolina had had trouble holding onto the ball. We'll see if Los Angeles can exploit that vulnerability.
How To Watch
- When: Sunday at 4:05 p.m. ET
- Where: SoFi Stadium -- Inglewood, California
- TV: CBS
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $40.00
The Chargers are a solid 6.5-point favorite against the Panthers, according to the latest NFL odds.
The oddsmakers right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 6.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
Carolina won the only game these two teams have played in the last six years.
- Dec 11, 2016 - Carolina 28 vs. Los Angeles 16
Top Projected Fantasy Players
- Austin Ekeler: 12.41 points
- Mike Davis: 10 points
- Hunter Henry: 7.81 points