The Carolina Panthers travel out west this week to take on Justin Herbert and the Los Angeles Chargers. After an unfortunate incident sidelined Tyrod Taylor last week, the rookie quarterback was able to step in and take the reigning Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs to overtime in his first NFL game. Now he will get another chance to prove he’s ready to take over the starting role permanently as the Panthers head to SoFi Stadium without star running back Christian McCaffrey, who will miss several weeks after suffering a high-ankle sprain.
According to William Hill Sportsbook, the Chargers are listed as the favorites at -6.5, and the Over/Under is set at 43.5. Five of our eight NFL experts expect the Chargers to cover the spread on Sunday, and you can see all their picks here. The Panthers lead the all-time series against the Chargers 5-1 and have won the past three. They are still searching for their first win in the new Matt Rhule era, however, which is why the enter this matchup as underdogs.
This should be a close matchup that features young talent on both sides of the ball for both teams. Keep it locked to our live blog below, as we will break down all the action as it happens.
How to watch
Time: 4:05 p.m. ET
Location: SoFi Stadium (Inglewood, Calif.)
TV: CBS | Stream: CBS All Access