The NFL season is already more than half over as we approach week 10 this weekend. As the weather gets colder and matchups become more important every week with playoff and draft pick implications on the line we’re going to dive into the four best matchups of the weekend.
Detroit Lions (-2.5) @ Los Angeles Chargers
The 6-2 Detroit Lions head into Los Angeles this weekend to take on the 4-4 Chargers. The Lions are one of the best teams in the league this year led by Jared Goff and his 2,174 passing yards 12 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. Detroit’s offense is one of the most explosive in the league and they head into a matchup against a Chargers team that’s coming off of back to back double digit wins.
The Chargers went into this season with playoff aspirations but stumbled out of the gate. Justin Herbert has been steady this season with 2,026 passing yards 13 touchdowns and 4 interceptions but has struggled at time, while his defense hasn’t done him any favors Herbert needs to elevate his game the rest of the season if the Chargers are going to get into the playoff mix.
In a week with fewer great games this is definitely one to watch even if you’re not a Lions or Chargers fans. Goff and Herbert are two of the best quarterbacks in the league, the Lions are looking to expand their lead at the top of the NFC North while the Chargers need every win they can get in a loaded AFC.