The Chargers watched their two-game losing streak end after a 41-38 loss to the Lions. However, the Chargers proved that they can fight against the top teams in the NFL.
On the other hand, the Packers have lost four of their last five games, including a 23-19 loss to the Steelers. The offense scored no more than 20 points in their previous five games.
Oddsmakers don’t think the Packers will have any offensive explosion on Sunday, either. The Packers are sitting at +3, with the total sitting at 44. The Over for the total is currently juiced up to -115.
Is there any reason to trust the Packers’ offense this weekend?
We’ve got a Chargers vs Packers prediction for Sunday’s game on FOX.
Day/Time: Sunday, November 19, 1:00 p.m. ET, 10:00 a.m. PT
Location: Lambeau Field
Chargers vs Packers Prediction
The Chargers narrowly missed out on a cover against the Lions last weekend. The Chargers were 2.5-point underdogs and lost by three, 41-38. That pushed them to 3-5-1 against the spread this NFL season. A couple of their losses have come as slight underdogs, in small losses.
Meanwhile, the total has hit the Under in six of nine games this season. The Chargers have also gone .500 on the road, sitting 2-2 on the year in different stadiums.
Conversely, the Packers are 4-5 against the spread. They’ve also hit the Under in five of nine games this season.
In the last five games, the Packers have only covered one game. But they also haven’t had a single game with a spread greater than four points on either side all year. The Packers are as average as it gets in the NFL.
While the Chargers and Packers haven’t played since 2019, the Chargers earned a 26-11 victory over the Packers as four-point underdogs. They’re 3-point favorites in this one.
Brandon Staley Will Keep Calling Plays On The Defense
The Chargers have had an up-and-down season on the defensive end. Los Angeles held the Bears and Jets to 20 points in eight quarters before allowing 41 to the Lions in their last game.
After Detroit’s offensive output, many questioned the Chargers to see if they’d consider changing defensive play-callers.
Head coach Brandon Staley said that he’ll continue to call the plays on defense and that the Chargers haven’t considered any significant changes after last week’s defensive letdown.
The Chargers allowed 533 yards and five touchdowns in the loss. That included 177 rushing yards and three touchdowns in the first half alone.
A game against the Packers should help the Chargers defense put up more respectable numbers moving forward.
Jayden Reed’s Progression With The Packers
The Packers aren’t used to playing rookie wide receivers. It was super rare when Aaron Rodgers was under center.
But with a rebuild comes youth. Reed has been terrific for the Packers as the third receiver on the team.
He’s added at least one 30-yard reception in five of nine games through the first nine weeks. He’s also added seven catches for 30 yards or more this season. That’s second behind just Tyreek Hill of the Dolphins.
Reed has a connection with Jordan Love. Love trusts Reed in the passing game. The Packers need Love to be more consistent in throwing the football. That time will come, and the Packers will be patient. However, right now, Green Bay’s just happy that there’s development in the passing game heading into the second half of the football season.
Check out our Chargers vs Packers prediction and pick below.
How Even Is This Matchup?
While the Chargers have scored more points per game, the Packers have allowed fewer points per game.
The Chargers have more offensive potential behind Justin Herbert. He’s already thrown for 17 touchdowns with 2,349 yards passing and five interceptions. Behind him is Austin Ekeler, who is a versatile running back, earning 3.6 yards per carry. His play could be better, but he’s also playing with a horrible offensive line in the run block.
However, the Packers have allowed 133 yards per game on the ground this season. The Chargers can commit to the run early and succeed with a balanced offensive attack.
Meanwhile, the Packers are rolling with Jordan Love, who has 14 passing touchdowns and ten interceptions. The turnovers are high for Love, and he’ll be rushed thanks to the Chargers’ very good pass rush.
Los Angeles’ secondary has allowed 291.22 yards per game in the air. But Love has a QBR of 46.5 and not a single game with 300 yards passing. His best game came against the Steelers last weekend, where he threw for 289 yards and two touchdowns. Yet, it still wasn’t enough to win.
Love is learning about how demanding a full National Football League schedule is. He’s hung in there and has shown some growth, but the Packers are not used to struggling on the offensive end.
After looking through the NFL betting lines, some NFL point spreads are intriguing. The Chargers at -3 stand out.