When: 1:30 p.m. | On the air: TV—Ch. 2; Radio—640
When Chargers have the ball
The Chargers seemingly discovered the secret to their offensive woes against the
When Cowboys have the ball
The Dallas offense is missing its engine, running back Ezekiel Elliott, who is serving a suspension. Without Elliott, the Cowboys have struggled, scoring 16 points with six turnovers over the last two games. That should get the Chargers and their defense excited, as they’ve become much better at forcing takeaways. If left tackle
When they kick
Dan Woike's prediction
This is essentially a playoff elimination game for the loser, with both teams on the fringes of their postseason races. The Chargers have plenty of momentum, recovering from disaster in Jacksonville to thump the Bills. They got a bit of a headstart because Dallas played the Sunday night game. It seems as if the Chargers are catching the Cowboys at the right time, with Elliott and Lee out. The Chargers will have the better players on the field. The only factor keeping this from a clear advantage has to be the team's inconsistency. If the Chargers play to their potential, they should keep their improbable climb back into contention going. If they make the mistakes that plagued them in losses to Miami and Jacksonville, they'll come up short on a national stage. The Chargers young defensive front seven and the weapons on offense should be able to overcome the challenges from a shortened week to steal a win.