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Chargers vs. Lions: How to watch, game time and more

SAN DIEGO, CA - SEPTEMBER 13: Quarterback Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers shakes hands with middle linebacker Stephen Tulloch #55 of the Detroit Lions after the Chargers defeated the Lions 33-28 at Qualcomm Stadium on September 13, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - SEPTEMBER 13: Quarterback Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers shakes hands with middle linebacker Stephen Tulloch #55 of the Detroit Lions after the Chargers defeated the Lions 33-28 at Qualcomm Stadium on September 13, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
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The Los Angeles Chargers make their first trip to Ford Field since Christmas Eve in 2011 on Sunday.

Both of these teams played in overtime in Week 1 but they had very different results. The Chargers got off to a great start by defeating the Indianapolis Colts while the Detroit Lions had to settle for a tie with the Arizona Cardinals in a game that should have never even gone to overtime.

A win over the Lions would give the Chargers their first 2-0 start since 2012.

Series history

The Chargers lead the all-time series and have won two of the last three games played in Detroit. Overall, the Chargers have beaten the Lions seven of eight times dating back to September 1981.

Here are the three most recent meetings…

December 16, 2007: LaDianian Tomlinson rushes for 116 yards on just 15 carries and finds the end zone twice as the Chargers pummel the Lions by a score of 51-14 at Qualcomm Stadium.

December 24, 2011: Matthew Stafford throws for 373 yards and three touchdowns as the Lions are the ones handing out the beatdown this time around, humbling the Chargers by a final score of 38-10.

September 13, 2015: This was the season opener and it was a hotly-contested game. Philip Rivers had over 400 yards passing and Keenan Allen was absolutely unstoppable, tying a franchise record for receptions in a game by snagging 15 passes. The Chargers went on to win the game 33-28.

Key storylines

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Game information

Kickoff: 1O:00 am PT

Stadium: Ford Field, Detroit, MI.

TV: CBS

Commentators: Kevin Harlan and Rich Gannon

Radio: KFI-AM 640 (Matt Smith, Daniel Jeremiah and Shannon Farren)

Weather report: Click here for more info

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