NFL GDT: 2018 AFC Divisional Round: (2) New England Patriots vs (5) Los Angeles Chargers

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  1. New England Patriots

    56.1%
  2. Los Angeles Chargers

    43.9%
  1. mymerlincat

    mymerlincat Moderator

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    Going Pats.
     
  2. Blackhawkswincup

    Blackhawkswincup RIP Fugu

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    BB and Brady at home

    Sadly I expect the Pats to win
     
  3. MahomesIsGod

    MahomesIsGod Better than your QB

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  4. MahomesIsGod

    MahomesIsGod Better than your QB

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    Chargers are 8-1 on the road and have the talent advantage

    I think NE’s reign ends here
     
  5. Bocephus86

    Bocephus86 Registered User

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    I spent a large portion of the morning participating in a group chat with a bunch of Pats fans, discussing who we should be rooting for today. We all settled on the Chargers since: 1. We struggle with running QBs and 2. the Ravens seem immune to our home field advantage. Happy with this outcome but I just don't think the team has enough this year, but they do have Brady & Belichick so I will obviously never count them out.

    Looking forward to next Sunday.
     
  6. Marc the Habs Fan

    Marc the Habs Fan Moderator

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    Sunny but fairly cold (28 F) is the weather forecast next Sunday for those wondering.

    Chargers have more talent but after what I saw today when they did everything to throw away this game...
     
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  7. Terry Yake

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    pats should be happy about this one

    they always struggle with the ravens
     
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    Chargers- better roster, great road team, play better outside of California. They literally have not lost a game outside of California this year (3 'home' losses and the 1 in their 7-1 road record was at the LA Coliseum.)

    Other then Brady/Belichick, the Pats don't have any real roster advantages over the Chargers.

    The only thing on NE's side is playing at home, (Brady has only 3 true road playoff wins in his career- 2 of them if you count Bledsoe's 2001 AFC-CG cameo) and their past. The Pats' mystique and aura, esp. at home, seems to be their greatest strength.

    If the Bolts can win at Pittsburgh/Arrowhead/Seattle/Baltimore..... I don't think they'll be afraid of Gillette Stadium.

    Chargers, as they did a decade ago at Indy, pull the early Sunday road upset.
     
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    I would love the Chargers pretty easily in this game if they had early season Melvin Gordon who looked like he was shot out of a cannon every time he touched the ball. The injuries have caught up with him and he looks slower.

    I still like the Chargers to win, but it's close.
     
  10. ChrisK97

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    Although keep in mind 2 of their signature wins did come with Gordon- at KC/Pittsburgh.

    Remember, the Pats couldn't stop the run even without James Conner, so Justin Jackson could pull a Jaylen Samuels.
     
  11. Josepho

    Josepho i guess they never miss huh

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    accidentally voted chargers
     
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  12. Reality Check

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    San Diego is the better team but it's just so hard to trust them.

    They have all the pieces to beat New England.
     
  13. Tuggy

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    I'm fairly confident. The bye week should help.

    Chargers are a very good team, but I like the home field advantage.
     
  14. PanthersPens62

    PanthersPens62 It's All About The U!!

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    Pats just don't lose these type of games at home.

    Pats will win 27-20
     
  15. EpochLink

    EpochLink Canucks and Jets fan

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    New England with the home field advantage
     
  16. Marc the Habs Fan

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    She is wrong (not that weather forecasts 7 days out are 100% reliable).
     
  17. robertmac43

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    As a neutral I just want Rivers to win a ring so bad, he has been a so good for so long and seems to be a top-notch pro. Give the guy a ring already!
     
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  18. Blitzkrug

    Blitzkrug Bae over Bay

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    Chargers. I think they'll learn from today's experience and tighten up their game in anticipation for Brady.

    **** the Pats.
     
  19. Terry Yake

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    going from lamar jackson to tom brady is going to be quite a change for the chargers
     
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    Chargers have been puking on themselves for years over a decade. How could you honestly think they are going to learn now?
     
  21. darko

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    Pats at home get the job done.
     
  22. GKJ

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    Chargers are going to have to close much better than they did today
     
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    Because the Pats aren't what they used to be. At some point, dynasties stop being dynastic all the time.
     
  24. Fish on The Sand

    Fish on The Sand Untouchable

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    Pats were still undefeated at home though and the Chargers are still the Chargers.
     
  25. p0ck3ts

    p0ck3ts I wake up every morning and piss excellence...

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    I’m picking Pats either way since they’re clearly a different team at home (8-0) than on the road but if it’s cold and snowy that’s just another advantage for them...
     

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