Detroit Lions vs San Diego Chargers: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

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Defense couldn’t handle no huddle

San Diego Chargers wide receiver Steve Johnson (11) congratulates tight end Ladarius Green (89) after his touchdown reception during the second half the game against the Detroit Lions at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

As I mentioned earlier, the Chargers found a way to combat the Lions defensive rotation. Don’t give them any time. A no huddle offense is hard enough to defend as it is, when a team can’t sub players in, it gets even worse. The Lions allowed a total of 483 yards of offense and ultimately the Lions lost because of this as well as other things.

Offense too dink and dunk

After the hot start, the Lions offense regressed to a junior high playbook and ripped out all the pages with Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate written on. The Lions cannot continue to do this if they plan on winning games in 2015. This has to be the most frustrating thing to watch if you’re a Lions fan. How can this team with all it’s not gel on offense. There is not one single player or coordinator that deserves the blame. It took everybody working together as a team to screw this game up.

Levy’s loss was felt

The Chargers attacked the middle of the Lions defense all day with DeAndre Levy out. Josh Bynes just couldn’t handle it and the Lions sat Tahir Whitehead for unknown reasons. Most had to see this coming a mile away when Levy was listed as doubtful on Friday’s injury designations. The Lions must get Levy back on the field as soon as possible, preferably week two. Although I’m not sure it would have made a world of a difference in week one.

Next: The Ugly