Week 10 Preview: Detroit Lions vs. Los Angeles Chargers

Lions Game 9 Preview

The Detroit Lions are coming into this matchup off a bye week, and in their last game, they beat the Las Vegas Raiders on Monday night. The Los Angeles Chargers are coming in off a Monday night win of their own over the New York Jets last week.

Detroit Lions 5-2 (1st Place in NFC North) vs. Los Angeles Chargers 4-4 (2nd Place in AFC West)

Date: Sunday, November 12
Time:  4:05 p.m. EST
TV Channel: CBS
Location: SoFi Stadium, Los Angeles, CA
Line: Lions -1.5 / O/U: 48.5

2023 Season Stats


2023 Offense P/G (League Rank) 
Total Yards: 390.6 (2)
Passing Yards: 259.3 (6)
Rushing Yards: 131.4 (6)
2023 Defense (League Rank) 
Total Yards Allowed: 296.9 (5)
Passing Yards Allowed: 220.1 (15)
Rushing Yards Allowed: 76.8 (2)
2023 Cumulative Points Scored: 25.0 (9)
2023 Cumulative Points Allowed: 20.6 (14)

Los Angeles:

2023 Offense (per game averages) 
Total Yards: 341.0 (15)
Passing Yards: 239.9 (11)
Rushing Yards: 101.1 (21)
2023 Defense (per game averages) 
Total Yards Allowed: 375.8 (30)
Passing Yards Allowed: 286.0 (32)
Rushing Yards Allowed: 89.8 (7)
2023 Cumulative Points Scored: 25.1 (8)
2023 Cumulative Points Allowed: 21.8 (21)

Series History/All-Time Records

All-time head-to-head record: Los Angeles Leads 7-5-0
Current streak: Detroit has won one straight
Last Detroit win: 2019 (13-10)
Last Los Angeles win: 2015 (33-28)

2023 Top Players

Detroit Lions

Passing: Jared Goff – 200-293, 2174 yards, 12-5 (TD-INT)
Rushing: Jahmyr Gibbs – 76 ATT, 399 YDS, 2 TD
Receiving: Amon-Ra St. Brown – 57 REC, 665 YDS, 3 TD
Tackles: Alex Anzalone – 57 (39-18)
Sacks: Aidan Hutchinson – 4.5
Interceptions: Jerry Jacobs – 3

Los Angeles Chargers

Passing: Justin Herbert – 189-282, 2026 YDS, 13-4 (TD-INT)
Rushing: Austin Ekeler – 73 ATT, 265 YDS, 3 TD
Receiving: Keenan Allen – 62 REC, 720 YDS, 4 TD
Tackles: Kenneth Murray – 60 (45-15)
Sacks: Khalil Mack – 9
Interceptions: Asante Samuel Jr. – 2

Lions Players To Watch:

Offense: Quarterback – Jared Goff

Goff averages 271.75 yards a game, and he’s going up against a defense that allows 286 yards a game through the air, which also ranks dead last in the NFL. For the Lions to win this, Goff will have to air the ball out as this is expected to be a shootout; unless the Lions’ defense plays as it has and limits the Chargers’ offense, it may be a blowout.

Defense: Defensive Back – Jerry Jacobs

Jacobs will have the challenging task of trying to keep the Chargers passing game in check with the weapons they have. In this matchup, however, Los Angeles will be without Mike Williams, who was injured early in the season and is out for the year. However, they still have Keenan Allen and Quentin Johnston in the passing game and can hurt you with the deep ball; if Jacobs is on Allen, he will have his hands full, but look for Jacobs to pick up his fourth pick of the season.

Bottom Line: Detroit Lions Look To Stay Hot

This game could help elevate the Lions as they kick off the second half at 6-2, lead the NFC North, and currently sit in second in the NFC. The Lions have the easiest schedule based on the Win-Loss record, as the opponents coming up are a combined 27-32 and have a +32 scoring differential, which has more to do with the Cowboys’ offense. A win this week could help the Lions look towards the one seed and potentially help move them closer to a division title.


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