Who the experts are taking in Chargers vs. Washington

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The Washington Football Team hosts the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 1 of NFL action on Sunday in what is expected to be one of the more competitive games of the week.

Washington opened as a half-point favorite early in the week, and on Thursday, the spread was moved 1.5 points in favor of the Football Team, per Tipico Sportsbook.

So, who are experts taking in the Week 1 showdown between Washington and the Chargers?

According to NFL Pick Watch, 55% of the experts have the Football Team coming out on top. Mike Jones of USA TODAY Sports is one of the experts who went with the Los Angeles Chargers.

The lines for this game indicate this will be a close one. There is a lot of unknowns regarding the Chargers’ defense and Washington’s offense. This is the first year for head coach Brandon Staley who helped lead the Rams to a ranking of No. 1 in total defense in 2020.

For Washington, this is all about quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. If he’s hot, Washington should come away with the win. If he’s not, well, it could be a long day for the Football Team defending Los Angeles quarterback Justin Herbert.

The Chargers are expected to have starting running back Austin Ekeler for the game.