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NFL Week 8 odds: Patriots listed as 5.5-point underdogs to the Chargers despite blowout win over the Jets

Related: Instant analysis from Patriots’ 54-13 win over Jets

New England Patriots v Los Angeles Chargers Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images

In Week 7, for the first time all season, the New England Patriots dominated their opponent and eventually earned a 54-13 victory over their AFC East rivals from New York. It was their first home win of the season, and their third overall. Now at 3-4, however, a much more difficult task awaits.

The Patriots will fly to Los Angeles this week to take on the Chargers. Not only are they coming fresh off their bye week, they are also entering the contest at 4-2. Unsurprisingly, New England is therefore listed as an underdog heading into the game.

According to DraftKings Sportsbook, the Patriots are a 5.5-point road underdog this week.

Based on this season, the line certainly seems reasonable. That said, recent history favors New England: when the Patriots traveled to L.A. last year they were able to celebrate a 45-0 win. A repeat performance should not be expected, though.


NFL Week 8 spreads

Green Bay Packers at Arizona Cardinals

Cincinnati Bengals at New York Jets

Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts

Los Angeles Rams at Houston Texans

Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns

Philadelphia Eagles at Detroit Lions

San Francisco 49ers at Chicago Bears

Carolina Panthers at Atlanta Falcons

Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills

Jacksonville Jaguars at Seattle Seahawks

Washington Football Team at Denver Broncos

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints

Dallas Cowboys at Minnesota Vikings

New York Giants at Kansas City Chiefs