Detroit Lions (6-2) @ Los Angeles Chargers (4-4)
Sunday, November 12, 4:05 PM ET
The Detroit Lions are looking to make it a third straight win against an AFC West opponent as they take on the Los Angeles Chargers, the third AFC West team on the docket for them this season after already beating the Kansas City Chiefs in the season-opener and the Las Vegas Raiders in their most recent game on Monday Night Football.
The Lions are playing some really good football right now and they're winning in a variety of different ways. They have a top-10 offense, once again, but the Lions are getting off the field on third down defensively as well. They are the 3rd-best 3rd-down defense in the NFL so far this season. After putting up nearly 500 yards of offense against the Raiders, you can't help but wonder if this game against the Chargers will be a shootout.
With that being said, the Chargers' offense didn't exactly give off "shootout" vibes with their offensive performance against the New York Jets. Robert Saleh has taken pride in "embarrassing" opposing quarterbacks this season, and he kind of did the same to Justin Herbert...
The Los Angeles Chargers' defense was almost more effective offensively than the offense. Does that even make sense? It is what it is.
At any rate, I just don't think the Chargers are the better team here, even playing at home.
Prediction: Lions win 26-24