AccuScore numbers game: Chargers can't stop Pats

Even if Philip Rivers, LaDainian Tomlinson and Antonio Gates were at full strength, the Chargers would have little chance of knocking off the Patriots, according to AccuScore simulations.

Originally Published: January 14, 2008
By Stephen Oh | AccuScore

The Chargers pulled off a big upset at Indianapolis in the divisional round, but things do not look good for them going into New England. Even if LaDainian Tomlinson, Philip Rivers and Antonio Gates were healthy, the Patriots would be heavy favorites.

The Patriots are winning nearly 90 percent of simulations and converting more than 53 percent of third downs. Patriots QB Tom Brady completes 70 percent of his passes for 333 yards and more than three touchdowns per simulation. ...

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