Through 3 Quarters
Although the Los Angeles Chargers came into the contest as underdogs, they're on track to steal the victory from the New Orleans Saints. Sitting on a score of 20-13, the Chargers have looked like the better squad out there today, but there's still one more quarter to play. QB Justin Herbert has led the way so far for Los Angeles, as he has passed for three TDs and 122 yards on 19 attempts.
Los Angeles has been led by Herbert, who so far has passed for three TDs and 122 yards on 19 attempts. Herbert has been efficient, with a passer rating of 163.90.
Los Angeles is struggling to protect the pocket and have allowed three sacks. They are going to have to protect Herbert better if they want to hold on to their lead.
Los Angeles @ New Orleans
Current Records: Los Angeles 1-3; New Orleans 2-2
What to Know
The Los Angeles Chargers are on the road again Monday and play against the New Orleans Saints at 8:15 p.m. ET Oct. 12 at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Los Angeles staggers in eager to bring about an end to their three-game losing streak.
The Chargers came up short against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week, falling 38-31. QB Justin Herbert put forth a good effort for the losing side as he passed for three TDs and 290 yards on 25 attempts. Herbert ended up with a passer rating of 137.90.
Meanwhile, even if it wasn't a dominant performance, New Orleans beat the Detroit Lions 35-29 last week. The Saints' success was spearheaded by the efforts of RB Latavius Murray, who punched in two rushing touchdowns, and RB Alvin Kamara, who punched in one rushing touchdown.
The Chargers are expected to lose this next one by 7. However, those who like betting on the underdog should be happy to hear that they are 2-0 against the spread when expected to lose.
Los Angeles is now 1-3 while New Orleans sits at 2-2. A couple defensive numbers to keep in mind before kickoff: Los Angeles ranks first in the league when it comes to rushing touchdowns allowed, with only one on the season. Less enviably, the Saints are stumbling into the contest with the fourth most passing touchdowns allowed in the NFL, having given up 11 on the season.
How To Watch
- When: Monday at 8:15 p.m. ET
- Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome -- New Orleans,, Louisiana
- TV: ESPN
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $69.00
The Saints are a solid 7-point favorite against the Chargers, according to the latest NFL odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Saints as a 7.5-point favorite.
New Orleans won the only game these two teams have played in the last six years.
- Oct 02, 2016 - New Orleans 35 vs. Los Angeles 34
Top Projected Fantasy Players
- Alvin Kamara: 18.81 points
- Keenan Allen: 10.21 points
- Hunter Henry: 7.81 points