It's been more than a decade since the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Chargers have met in the postseason. They will do so again Sunday at 1:05 p.m. ET in the AFC Divisional round. The Patriots are four-point favorites and the over-under for total points scored is 47.5.
Before you make any Chargers vs. Patriots picks, you need to see what the SportsLine advanced projection model has to say.
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Now, it has simulated Chargers vs. Patriots 10,000 times. We can tell you that the model is leaning toward the Under, but it also says one side of the spread has all the value, making it a MUST-BACK. You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in your own picks.
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