On Sunday, the Los Angeles Chargers will host the Dallas Cowboys for just the sixth time since both teams began play in 1960. The Week 2 matchup features two teams that last made the postseason in 2018 but posted different results in Week 1. Dak Prescott and the Cowboys played well, but came up short against the Buccaneers, while Justin Herbert and the Chargers had an impressive road win over a Washington team that made the playoffs last year.
Kickoff for Cowboys vs. Chargers is set for 4:25 p.m. ET at SoFi Stadium. Caesars Sportsbook lists the Chargers as three-point favorites in the latest Cowboys vs. Chargers odds, while the over-under for total points is 55. 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 Cowboys vs. ChargersDate: Sunday, Sept. 19Time: 4:25 p.m. ETTV: CBS Streaming: Paramount+Week 2 NFL picks for Cowboys vs. Chargers
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For Cowboys vs. Chargers, the model is backing the over (55) to hit. The model predicts the teams to combine for 57 total points, resulting in the over hitting in over 50 percent of simulations.
Both teams have explosive offenses centered around their talented quarterbacks and deep stable of receivers. Dallas and Los Angeles each rank among the top five in passing yards after the opening week and also among the top 10 in total yards. Prescott has topped 400 yards in each of his last four full games, while Herbert’s nine 300-yard passing games thru his first 16 starts are the second-most in NFL history, trailing only Patrick Mahomes.
The model projects both QBs to combine for four passing touchdowns, with each team also getting significant contributions from running backs Ezekiel Elliott and Austin Ekeler. The Cowboys have scored at least 29 points in each of Prescott’s last five starts, while the Chargers received an unexpected boost earlier this week. Dallas’ best defensive player, DeMarcus Lawrence, suffered a broken foot during practice, leaving him unavailable for Week 2. A game that was already shaping up to be short on defense should now be even more of a high-scoring affair, which is why the model favors the over.
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