They may not have Ron Burgundy in their starting lineup but the San Diego Chargers have a plethora of talent that entertains Southern California and gives Champ Kind enough excitement to do his evening sports segment for the Channel 4 News Team.
The Chargers are one of the last teams that come to collective mind of Redskins Nation. With homes over 2,500 miles apart and play against one another happening only once every four years, it’s easy to see why.
But as series history indicates this matchup is all about the streaks.
Dating back to the first meeting in 1973, the Redskins won the first six matchups before San Diego’s 30-3 win in 2001 started a three-game winning streak that still stands.
With Redskins-Chargers on the horizon, this week’s featured Redskins.com poll is asking you how many points YOU think the burgundy and gold will score against the Bolts.
Even the scoring has some fascinating streaks to follow.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist or my college roommate who majored in math and spewed formulas from the mouth to remember how much he learned while I watched TV to know that if you score a lot of points than chances are you’ll win.
In the six victories over the Chargers the Redskins score on average 31 points. When they lose to the powder blues they only score 13 per.
Beyond the historical stuff, the Chargers defense has given up a fair amount of yards (378.6) this season but is pretty stingy when it comes to crossing their goal line, allowing only 20 points per game.
Another area to keep your eye on Sunday is the matchup between Phillip Rivers and the red-hot DeAngelo Hall. Hall of course leads the NFL with three defensive touchdowns and Rivers has thrown two pick sixes this season.
With that said how many points do you think the Redskins will score on Sunday?
Head over to Redskins.com’s homepage now to vote.
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