- Associated Press - Thursday, December 7, 2017

WASHINGTON (5-7) vs LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (6-6)

Sunday, 4:05 p.m. ET, CBS

OPENING LINE - Chargers by 6 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Washington 5-7-0, Los Angeles 6-5-1

SERIES RECORD - Redskins lead 7-3

LAST MEETING - Redskins beat Chargers, 30-24, Nov. 3, 2013

LAST WEEK - Cowboys beat Redskins, 38-14; Chargers beat Browns, 19-10

AP PRO32 RANKING - Redskins No. 21, Chargers No. 13

REDSKINS OFFENSE - OVERALL (12), RUSH (23), PASS (12).

REDSKINS DEFENSE - OVERALL (19), RUSH (22), PASS (13).

CHARGERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (9), RUSH (26), PASS (2).

CHARGERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (17), RUSH (31), PASS (5).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Chargers continue playoff push at home against slumping Redskins. … Redskins lead these teams’ overall series 7-3, but Chargers are 3-1 in 21st century. … Washington has lost three of four, five of seven to fall nearly out of postseason contention. … Redskins have been at their best on West Coast this season, beating Seahawks and Rams on road. … They have scored touchdown in 48 straight games, including playoffs. … Kirk Cousins threw two interceptions and lost fumble last week at Dallas, but is on pace for third consecutive 4,000-yard passing season. Veteran QB could be playing for new contract down stretch. … Redskins coach Jay Gruden has never met Philip Rivers, but is big fan of Chargers’ long-reigning starter. … LA has won three straight and six of eight since starting 0-4. In three-way tie for first place in AFC West with Oakland and Kansas City. … Chargers hadn’t won six of eight since 2010. … Bolts have racked up more than 400 yards in three straight games while outscoring opponents 101-40. … Rivers has completed 72 percent of passes for 1,029 yards, six TDs, no interceptions in last three weeks. … WR Keenan Allen is first player in NFL history with 10-plus catches for 100-plus yards and at least one TD in three straight games. … Chargers haven’t allowed more than 27 points in any game this season. Redskins have scored more than 27 points only twice, and lost both games. … Fantasy Tip: Bet big on Bolts’ dynamic pass-rushing duo. Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram have combined for 20 sacks. Washington’s QBs have been sacked 35 times behind injury-ravaged O-line.

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