The Chargers’ last four games have been decided by one goal, and although they are a better team, the potential absence is defensive tackle Linval Joseph, who is on the Covid-19 list, and cornerback Asante Samuel Jr., who is in concussion protocol. for the second time this season, could show Los Angeles’ propensity for unnecessary drama in the fourth quarter. Fresh from their farewell, Denver designated linebacker Bradley Chubb to return from injured reserve, and his presence would help stop Charger’s running back Austin Ekeler, who scored four touchdowns last week. Denver can win straight or keep it within the spread. Pick: Broncos +2.5
Seattle Seahawks at Washington Footballers, 20.15, ESPN
Line: Washington -1 | Total: 46.5
The Seahawks (3-7) have become irrelevant. The defense is still one of the worst in the league, allowing the third most passing yards per. camp (279.6). The offense, even with Russell Wilson back from a finger surgery, is incompetent, especially now that running back Chris Carson is officially out for the rest of the year with a neck problem.
Taylor Heinicke has played well recently, leading Washington (4-6) to two wins in a row, and he has not thrown an interception in that time frame. Each week, Wilson and his agent provide more material to request an out-of-season trade. A loss to Washington in prime time could be a drag goal. Pick: Washington -1
Thanksgiving Day game
Bears 16, lions 14
We chose the Bears to cover -3.5, reckoning that this game with two bad fouls would cause Detroit to run back, D’Andre Swift, to play a third 100-yard rushing game in a row.
We made the wrong choice. Swift left the game in the second quarter with a shoulder injury, but the Lions (0-10-1) took a lead late in the fourth before falling to the Bears (4-7), who joined Cairo Santos’ 28-yard field goal try as time goes on.
Chicago’s Andy Dalton had 317 yards on 24 of 39 passes, with one touchdown, instead of Justin Fields, who injured his knee in Week 11.
In Jared Goff’s return from a stomach injury, the Lions managed to take a 14-13 lead in the third quarter on Goff’s 17-yard touchdown pass to TJ Hockenson. Detroit could have extended its lead after a final possession in the fourth quarter, but was awarded a penalty kick in three consecutive games and had to score. Dalton drove the Bears 41 yards before Santos’ field goal sailed through.