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Los Angeles Chargers vs. Buffalo Bills 11/29/2020 NFL Picks, Prediction, and Preview

The Los Angeles Chargers visit the Buffalo Bills on 11/29/2020 at 1:00PM.

L.A. Chargers and Buffalo face off in a critical regular season game as part of this unpredictable and chaotic 2020 NFL Season. L.A. Chargers has a record of 3-7 this season. Buffalo is 7-3 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

L.A. Chargers Team Defense Preview

L.A. Chargers faces 5.7 plays per drive, this defense gives up 30.7 yards per drive, and opponents score 2.38 points per offensive possession. 43.8% of the time on defensive possessions, opponents will score a Touchdown or convert on a Field Goal Attempt, but on 7.1% of defensive possessions, they force opponents to cough up the ball. Defensive possessions start on average at opponent’s Own 32.6 and these drives typically last 2:33.

This defense holds opposing quarterbacks to a Quarterback Rating (QBR) of 95.2 and 1.4% of passes thrown are passes that are intercepted.L.A. Chargers has caused a sack rate of 4.6% this season.

We will get more situational with L.A. Chargers and examine various situations. They have faced 130 third down attempts this season and opponents successfully turned the third down attempt into a first down 52 times, which works itself out to a success rate of 40.0%. Fourth Down situations are extremely consequential. They have taken on opponents in 7 fourth down conversion attempts this season and opponents have converted 3 of these attempts, which comes out to a conversion rate of 42.9%. Defenses need to prevent possessions from reaching the Red Zone. They have allowed 33 Red Zone entrances this season and opponents successfully turned a Red Zone entrance into an End Zone celebration 20 times, which works itself out to a success rate of 60.6%.

L.A. Chargers Team Offense Preview

L.A. Chargers has run 6.4 plays per drive and this offense averages 34.7 yards per drive, and they score 2.18 points per offensive possession. 39.1% of the time on offensive possessions, they will score a Touchdown or convert on a Field Goal Attempt, but on 9.6% of offensive possessions, they find cough the ball up to the opponent. Their possessions start on average at their Own 26.3 and these drives usually take up 2:51 of time.

On 5.8% of passes thrown, it results in a touchdown and 1.6% of passes thrown are passes that are intercepted.L.A. Chargers has given up 21 sacks this season and there were 115 yards lost as a result of the inability to protect the Quarterback.

L.A. Chargers rushed for 3.8 yards per carry and for 121.3 yards per game. Rushers, Receivers, and Sitting Duck Quarterbacks fumbled the ball 10 times this season.

Let’s get situational with the L.A. Chargers and examine various situations. They have had 144 third down attempts this season and have converted 67 of these attempts, which comes out to a conversion rate of 46.5%. There is nothing more pressure-packed than fourth down situations. They have had 13 fourth down attempts this season and successfully turned the fourth down attempt into a first down 6 times, which works itself out to a conversion rate of 46.2%. It is critical for offenses to get the ball into the Red Zone. They have had 34 Red Zone entrances this season and successfully turned a Red Zone entrance into an End Zone celebration 20 times, which works itself out to a conversion rate of 58.8%.

Buffalo Team Defense Preview

Buffalo yields 6.6 plays per drive, this defense gives up 37.2 yards per drive, and this defense lets offenses score 2.64 points per drive. On 48.0% of defensive possessions, opponents find a way to come away with points, but 16.0% of the time, they force opposing offenses to turn the ball over. Defensive possessions start on average at opponent’s Own 27.6 and these drives typically last 2:56.

Opposing quarterbacks have a QBR of 96.5 against Buffalo and 2.1% of passes thrown are passes that are intercepted.Buffalo has caused a sack rate of 7.5% this season.

Examining Buffalo in a few key defensive situations would be helpful in making judgments. They have encountered 114 opponent third down attempts this season and opponents have converted 53 of these attempts, which comes out to a success rate of 46.5%. Fourth Down situations are extremely consequential. They have taken on opponents in 11 fourth down conversion attempts this season and the opposition have successfully turned the fourth down attempt into a first down 6 times, which works itself out to a success rate of 54.5%. Defensive possessions that reach the Red Zone have a higher chance of getting in the End Zone, which is why defenses strive to avoid this from happening. They have had allowed offenses 40 opportunities to score from the Red Zone this season and opponents successfully turned a Red Zone entrance into an End Zone celebration 25 times, which works itself out to a success rate of 62.5%.

Buffalo Team Offense Preview

Buffalo has 6.4 plays per drive, this offense averages 36.6 yards per drive, and this offense puts up 2.66 points per drive. 48.5% of the time on offensive possessions, they will score a Touchdown or convert on a Field Goal Attempt, but 11.7% of the time, they are afflicted by the turnover bug. Their possessions start on average at their Own 31.4 and these drives typically last 2:59.

5.9% of passes thrown are touchdown passes by Buffalo and 1.9% of passes thrown are passes that are intercepted.Buffalo has given up 20 sacks this season and there were 116 yards lost as a result of the inability to protect the Quarterback.

Buffalo rushed for 4.0 yards per carry and for 97.6 yards per game. Rushers, Receivers, and Sitting Duck Quarterbacks fumbled the ball 8 times this season.

Let’s get situational with the Buffalo and examine various situations. They have had 120 third down attempts this season and have converted 60 of these attempts, which comes out to a success rate of 50.0%. Fourth Down situations are extremely consequential. They have willingly and unwillingly encountered 3 fourth down conversion attempts this season and have converted 3 of these attempts, which comes out to a success rate of 100.0%. It is critical for offenses to get the ball into the Red Zone. They have had 40 Red Zone entrances this season and successfully turned a Red Zone entrance into an End Zone celebration 25 times, which works itself out to a success rate of 62.5%.

The L.A. Chargers Roster

The Players to Watch for L.A. Chargers

The Buffalo Roster

The Players to Watch for Buffalo

Josh Allen QB 6-5 237

This season, Josh Allen has put up 2871 yards and 21 touchdowns. He has thrown 7 interceptions. He has a QB Rating of 103.2thus far this season. Josh Allen has thrown 7 interceptions this season.As a rusher, Josh Allen has 279 rushing yards, which puts him in the 93.94 percentile among Quarterbacks. He ran the ball as opposed to throwing the ball 72 times this season, which puts him in the 100.0 percentile. Has he hit paydirt as a runner? He has 5 rushing touchdowns this season.

Devin Singletary RB 5-7 203

This season, Devin Singletary has 401 rushing yards on 99 carries. Was he able to get to the end zone on the ground? He has 1 rushing touchdowns.As a receiver in the backfield, Devin Singletary picked up 187 yards. He caught the ball as opposed to taking handoffs or catching laterals 25 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 0 receiving touchdowns this season.

Stefon Diggs WR 6-0 191

This season, Stefon Diggs picked up 906 yards. He caught the ball 73 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 4 receiving touchdowns this season.

Ed Oliver DT 6-1 287

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for Buffalo, Ed Oliver has 16 tackles this season.When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 1 times this season, which put him in the 51.82 among all Defensive Tackles in College Football. He has forced nan fumbles this season.

Mario Addison DE 6-3 260

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for Buffalo, Mario Addison has 16 tackles this season.When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 4 times this season, which put him in the 66.38 among all Defensive Tackles in College Football. He has forced nan fumbles this season.

Jordan Poyer SS 6-0 191

He is the leading tackler among non-exclusive Defensive Backs (meaning he can play either Safety Position, Nickel Back, Star or even play as a Cornerback in coverage) for Buffalo, Jordan Poyer had 63 tackles which puts him in the 100.0 percentile among returning non-exclusive Defensive Backs. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 2 times this season. Jordan Poyer as a ball hawker was able to pick off 2.0 passes this season, which puts him in the 81.36 percentile among returning secondary position players this season.

Taron Johnson CB 5-11 192

Considered the leading tackler among non-exclusive Defensive Backs (meaning he can play either Safety Position, Nickel Back, Star or even play as a Cornerback in coverage) for Buffalo, Taron Johnson had 51 tackles which puts him in the 98.91 percentile among returning non-exclusive Defensive Backs. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 1 times this season. Taron Johnson as a ball hawker was able to pick off 0.0 passes this season, which puts him in the 24.14 percentile among returning secondary position players this season.

Los Angeles Chargers vs. Buffalo Bills Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Los Angeles Chargers 25 Buffalo Bills 28

Spread Pick: L.A. Chargers +5.5 -118 matchbook
Moneyline Pick: Buffalo -195 5Dimes
Total Pick: Over 52.5 -107 Pinnacle Sports