Lions vs. Chargers: What’s the Game Plan for San Diego?

September 12, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The San Diego Chargers' first opponent of the 2015 season doesn't show up often on the schedule. In fact, the Detroit Lions have only shown up twice on the Chargers' schedule in the last 10 years.
The most recent meeting occurred at Ford Field in 2011. The Lions beat the Chargers 38-10 behind a masterful performance from quarterback Matthew Stafford, who threw for 373 yards and three touchdowns while completing 80 percent of his passes. Wideout Calvin Johnson surpassed 100 yards receiving on just four catches, and the Lions defense didn't allow a score until the second half.
Fast forward to four years later, and the Chargers seem better equipped to make Sunday's matchup against the Lions competitive. For more on that, let's take a look at the offensive and defensive game plans for San Diego while highlighting a couple of key players and some of the more intriguing matchups.
Offensive Game Plan
First things first, the Chargers will be ...

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