The Washington Football Team was one of the most unusual playoff teams in NFL history a season ago after sneaking into the postseason with a 7-9 record and taking the eventual champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers to the wire with a fourth-string quarterback in the Wild Card Round. Now, the franchise is hoping that veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick can provide the stability they need as Washington opens its season at home against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 1 on Sunday. You can stream your local market NFL on CBS game with Paramount+ and watch on any device.
Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. ET at FedExField just outside Washington D.C.. Caesars Sportsbook lists Washington as a 2.5-point favorite in the latest Chargers vs. Washington odds, while the over-under for total points is 45.5. In select markets, 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. Washington
- Date: Sunday, Sept. 12
- Time: 1 p.m. ET
- TV: CBS
- Streaming: Paramount+
Week 1 NFL picks for Washington vs. Chargers
Before you tune in to Sunday’s Chargers vs. Washington 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 $7,900 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception six years ago. It went a sizzling 24-14 on top-rated NFL picks last season, returning more than $800. The model also enters the 2021 season on an incredible 120-78 run on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season.
The model ranked in the Top 10 on NFLPickWatch four of the past five years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 94 percent of CBS Sports Football Pick’em players four times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is way up.
For Chargers vs. Washington, the model says the value is on over 45.5 points being scored. The model is predicting both teams to combine for 45 points on average.
Both teams are coming off 7-9 season, but Washington wound up making the playoffs thanks to playing in the abysmal NFC East, while Los Angeles finished third in the AFC West. However, both teams are optimistic that more consistent quarterback play will help elevate their respective offenses and take them closer to true contention.
Justin Herbert is coming off a Rookie of the Year season where he threw for 4,336 yards and 31 touchdowns with just 10 interceptions and the expectation is he’ll take another step forward in 2021. Meanwhile, Washington started three quarterbacks during the regular season and then had to start a fourth, Taylor Heinicke, during the NFC Wild Card loss to the Buccaneers. Ryan Fitzpatrick has been signed this offseason and the hope is that the veteran brings a consistency to the position Washington has lacked in recent years.
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