Predicting the rest of the Detroit Lions schedule after their Week 9 bye

The Detroit Lions had a much-needed week off, but here's a prediction for the rest of their 2023 schedule after the Week 9 bye.
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Week 10, at Los Angeles Chargers

In a bubble, traveling west to play the Chargers could be a tough game for the Lions. But their home stadium is not much of a home field advantage for them, and the way Lions fans have traveled this season there will surely be a healthy helping of Honolulu Blue in the stands.

And that leaves aside the uncertainty of the Chargers. Who knows what kind of performance they will bring? Will head coach Brandon Staley bungle situations? They just don't seem equipped to beat good teams.

Prediction: Lions 27, Chargers 21

Week 11, vs. Chicago Bears

The Bears have somehow won two games so far this season, but that be chalked up to their opponent being more inept than they were more than anything. The Lions should have no trouble here, especially at home.

Prediction: Lions, 31, Bears 13

Week 12, vs. Green Bay Packers (Thanksgiving Day)

Short week games can be tricky, and the Lions will welcome the division rival Packers to Ford Field on Thanksgiving for the first time since 2013. But ultimately, something close to a repeat of Week 4 is in the offing.

Prediction: Lions 27, Packers 17