The Detroit Lions are out of their bye week and looking to continue their playoff push as they travel west for a bout with the Los Angeles Chargers. In what appears to be a fairly favorable remaining schedule, one of the few challenging games left for Detroit is this one. Not only can West Coast trips be tough, but the Chargers are a team brimming with talent, even if their 4-4 record may suggest otherwise.
Quarterback Justin Herbert is bordering on elite, while there is not even a question about the likes of wide receiver Keenan Allen and edge defenders Khalil Mack and Joey Bosa.
The Lions have had mixed results against teams who appear to be true contenders this season. While they were one of just two teams who have taken down the Chiefs, they lost to both the Seahawks and Ravens.
Can the Lions prove they can hang against a solid AFC team? Our staff sure seems to think so. Not a single soul is picking the Chargers to win on Sunday afternoon. Check out our picks and score predictions below.
Brandon Knapp (7-1): 31-27 Lions
Ryan Mathews (7-1): 28-24 Lions
Meko Scott (6-2): 23-20 Lions
Alex Reno (6-2): 28-20 Lions
Jerry Mallory (6-2): 30-22 Lions
Kellie Rowe (5-2): 31-27 Lions
Morgan Cannon (5-3): 30-24 Lions
Jeremy Reisman (5-3): 31-21 Lions (On Paper)
Erik Schlitt (5-3): 31-27 (Honolulu Blueprint)
Hamza Baccouche (5-3): 26-21 Lions
Kyle Yost (5-3): 27-21 Lions
John Whiticar (4-4): 31-20 Lions
Chris Perfett (0-0-8): 34-34 Tie
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