We are now in Week 9, and this matchup pits the Los Angeles Chargers against the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons just came out of a clash against their divisional opponents, the Panthers, and now everyone will be watching to see how this game goes. In this guide, we take a look at how the NFL betting odds foresee this matchup while also providing an analysis of both sides. Remember to check on the NFL injury report and the NFL schedule in tandem, too!
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Chargers vs Falcons Highlights
Often seen as the also-rans who under-perform, the Chargers strengthened an already good team this off-season with the addition of pass rusher Khalil Mack, and re-signed star defensive back Derwin James. QB Justin Herbert could be a dark-horse MVP candidate, with a resume of astonishing play under his belt even at the tender age of 24. If they can edge ahead of their divisional rivals, don’t be surprised to see them at the sharp end of the playoffs come January.
The Falcons entered the season in a new era. Arthur Smith is starting his second season and is now without Matt Ryan, who was sent in the off-season to the Colts. Matty Ice was the franchise’s all-time passing leader, and a former league MVP, so the fate of Atlanta’s season will rest with either veteran Marcus Mariota or rookie Desmond Ridder at QB. They have Drake London and Kyle Pitts to catch passes, though, so they look decent offensively.
Looking at the head-to-head records, Atlanta owns the Chargers, dominating the matchup 8-3. They have lost the two most recent clashes, so that is worth bearing in mind when betting on NFL games.
If you fancy putting some money down on this contest, look for a high-scoring game that is ultimately won by Herbert and the high-flying Chargers. The Falcons could get close, but only time will tell how close they actually get.