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Week 8 Patriots vs Chargers: Live updates and early games rooting guide

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The New England Patriots host the Los Angeles Chargers in their last game before the bye week. Can you believe that half the season is almost in the books? Let’s hope the Patriots cap off their first half of the season with another victory.

The Patriots rooting guide is below and all of the game details are at the bottom.

Pats Pulpit Pregame Preview

1:00 PM ET Rooting Guide

Raiders at Bills (-3): Easy. Go Raiders.

Falcons (-5) at Jets: Another easy one. Go Falcons.

Colts at Bengals (-10.5): The Patriots should root for the Colts because they want to weaken the record of the AFC North for the Steelers.

Panthers at Buccaneers (-2): The Patriots beat the Buccaneers, so they want Tampa to win for the sake of strength of victory.

Bears at Saints (-9): The Patriots will root for the Saints for the same reason they’ll be rooting for the Buccaneers.

49ers at Eagles (-13): WOOF. Eagles are gonna smoke, Patriots should root for the Eagles anyway. I have a hunch the San Francisco 49ers could be interested in Jimmy Garoppolo next offseason, so why not help their draft capital?

Game Details

Date: Sunday, October 29th, 2017

Location: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts

Kickoff: 1:00 PM ET

Line: Patriots -7.5

O/U: 48.0

SB Nation Affiliates: BoltsFromTheBlue.com

TV: CBS

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Announcers: Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts, with Evan Washburn on the sidelines.

Channels: Courtesy of the New England Patriots media guide.

Boston, Mass. WBZ-TV Channel 4

Online Streaming: NFL Game Pass for international viewers, 98.5 The Sports Hub Online Radio Stream.

Radio: 98.5 FM, with Scott Zolak and Bob Socci

Additional Information: The Patriots provide an incredible breakdown on their website.