The (5-2) New England Patriots host the (3-4) Los Angeles Chargers.
The Patriots are trying to wrap up their first half of the 2017 season with a 6-2 record with a hopeful win over the Chargers. The Patriots are guaranteed to have a winning record through eight games which has been common during the Bill Belichick era. The Patriots have started .500 or worse through eight games only four times: 2000 (2-6), 2001 (4-4), 2002 (4-4), and 2005 (4-4).
The Patriots were 7-1 through eight games in 2016 and 8-0 in 2015, but they were 6-2 in 2014 and 2013 and 5-3 in 2012 and 2011. Whatever happens in this game, the Patriots are going to be at least in the same position as they’ve been during their streak of AFC Conference Game appearances.
Tom Brady has a six-game winning streak over the Chargers, dating back to the 2005 regular season; that said, the last time the Patriots lost to the Chargers was in 2008 with Matt Cassel at the helm.
Here’s all the game information below.
Date: Sunday, October 29th, 2017
Location: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts
Kickoff: 1:00 PM ET
Line: Patriots -7.5
SB Nation Affiliates: BoltsFromTheBlue.com
Announcers: Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts, with Evan Washburn on the sidelines.
Boston, Mass. WBZ-TV Channel 4
Radio: 98.5 FM, with Scott Zolak and Bob Socci
Additional Information: The Patriots provide an incredible breakdown on their website.