Los Angeles Chargers AT Detroit Lions – WEEK 2

Los Angeles Chargers Odds

Injuries have been a crippling sidecar the Los Angeles Chargers cannot unhitch, and already the offense is being hit hard with tight end Hunter Henry going down and left tackle Russell Okung already sidelined. The Chargers did get a big outing from relative unknown running back Austin Ekeler, who scored three times to lead Los Angeles to an overtime victory against the Indianapolis Colts last week. Detroit’s secondary was shredded in the fourth quarter when the Arizona Cardinals went to a no-huddle, spread with vertical emphasis and that reads a lot like the Chargers’ attack. Philip Rivers can still be deadly when given time and the Lions don’t have the depth to contend with Rivers’ best outside options, including Keenan Allen. ,

Detroit Lions odds

Arizona quarterback and No. 1 overall pick Kyler Murray dazzled in his debut following a slow start. That overshadowed a record-breaking debut by Detroit’s first-round pick in the same game. T.J. Hockenson piled up 131 receiving yards in that 27-27 tie, the most by a rookie tight end in his first game. The University of Iowa product, who was selected No. 8 overall, averaged 21.8 yards on his six catches and scored a touchdown. Hockenson will test Los Angeles Chargers linebackers Thomas Davis Sr. and Uchenna Nwosu and safeties Rayshawn Jenkins and Adrian Phillips in his home debut on Sunday. The Chargers held Indianapolis’ prolific tight end duo of Jack Doyle and Eric Ebron to two catches for 28 yards in their overtime victory over the Colts. The Lions took heat from their fans and media members for selecting a tight end so early in the draft.  ,