Detroit Lions vs San Diego Chargers: Preview, Start Time, TV, Live Stream


Detroit Lions vs San Diego Chargers

When: Sunday – September 13, 2015

Time: 4:05 pm/ET (1:05 pm/PT)

Where: Qualcomm Stadium; San Diego, California


  • Talent: Thom Brennaman, Charles Davis, Tony Siragusa

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Local Radio: WXYT-FM 97.1 (The Ticket)

  • Talent: Dan Miller, Jim Branstatter, Tony Ortiz

National Radio: Westwood One

  • John Sadak, Mark Malone

Live Stream: NFL Game Pass


The Detroit Lions head for SoCal on Sunday afternoon to do battle with the San Diego Chargers to kick off their 2015 NFL season. Looking back, Detroit and San Diego have met 10 times in the regular season, with the Chargers holding a 6-4-0 edge in the all-time series.

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Looking forward, both of these organizations will be out to prove themselves, although for different reasons, in 2015.

For the Chargers, not only are they looking for just their second playoff berth in the last six seasons, but they are also seeking longevity in the sense a place for their team to call home beyond this season. With negotiations in San Diego seemingly at a standstill, the Chargers might have their eyes on heading to either one of two new stadiums planned for Los Angeles. That includes a $1.7 billion facility in suburban Carson that they could share with Oakland.

For the Lions, they’re looking for their first back-to-back post season appearance since doing it three years straight under former head coach Wayne Fontes from 1993-95. In order for Detroit to pull of this feat, they would like to start off their first tough stretch of three of four games on the road, with a win on Sunday.

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“Whenever our defense steps on the field, we anticipate that we should play well.” – Lions defensive coordinator, Teryl Austin

The Chargers placed a solid emphasis on re-building their offensive line this offseason, in an effort to protect their newly inked franchise quarterback, Philip Rivers. The Lions have also been through a bit of a re-build themselves, with their re-vamp coming on the defensive line following the loss of three starters (including Ndamukong Suh) from last season.

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It will be a good test for both on Sunday, as they go head to head in the trenches.

We will also get see two of the highest touted rookie running backs from last spring’s NFL Draft, in Melvin Gordon and Ameer Abdullah. Both runners bring two very different styles of play to the game, but will be equally as fun to watch come game time.

Also on offense for the Lions is of course quarterback Matthew Stafford along with one of the league’s best receiving tandems, Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate. Tate is coming off a career season, (99 receptions for 1,331 yards) and Johnson has tried to keep healthy by sitting out all four preseason games so far this year.


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Nate Williams is an editor and writer for of the FanSided Network. For continued Detroit Lions news, rumors and analysis, be sure to follow him on twitter at @SLR_Nate.

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