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4 players who must step up for Chargers in Week 2 against Lions

CARSON, CA - NOVEMBER 18: Virgil Green #88 of the Los Angeles Chargers walks off the field after warm up before the game against the Denver Broncos at StubHub Center on November 18, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - NOVEMBER 18: Virgil Green #88 of the Los Angeles Chargers walks off the field after warm up before the game against the Denver Broncos at StubHub Center on November 18, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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Brandon Facyson

Facyson will get the start on the outside in this game.

Cornerback will be an interesting spot in this game without Williams and Davis. Facyson saw a bunch of snaps last week when Davis went down and he had his issues. The Colts went after him and the Lions will likely do the same.

Matthew Stafford is a savvy veteran and will take advantage of Facyson’s shortcomings and inexperience. Marvin Jones will likely be matched up against Facyson much of this game and could have a field day.

Facyson needs to be prepared. He needs to take every minute he can in film study to learn the tendencies of Detroit’s passing game. He needs to focus on tackling the receiver as soon as he catches the ball. If he struggles as he did in last week’s game, the Chargers will have to bring safety help to his side of the field.

The Chargers are quite thin at cornerback and the team has thus far opted not to make a major move at the position. The Chargers did sign Dontae Johnson and fans could get their first look at him this Sunday but undrafted free agent Kemon Hall was released from the practice squad.

When the Lions have the ball in this game, No. 28 will be the guy to keep an eye on. If he holds his own, the Chargers shouldn’t have a terribly tough time slowing the Detroit offense down.

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