NFL Week 16 Picks: Why Detroit Lions Will Clinch vs. San Diego Chargers

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NFL Week 16 Picks: Why Detroit Lions Will Clinch vs. San Diego Chargers
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A festive Ford Field will be rocking on Christmas Eve, and Matthew Stafford will lead his Detroit Lions to a playoff-clinching victory over the San Diego Chargers.

Though there’s already a layer of snow of the ground in Detroit, the temperature-controlled dome will be a perfect environment for two high-flying passing attacks.

Ryan Mathews has been very effective for the Chargers in recent weeks, and Kevin Smith has given the Lions a great spark since re-signing with the team at midseason, but this game will definitely be decided through the air.

Detroit ranks fifth and San Diego ranks sixth NFL in passing, with both offenses averaging over 270 yards per game.

There will be plenty of points scored in this game but ultimately, the Lions’ defense and home-field advantage will lead Detroit back to the playoffs for the first time since 1999.

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