Chargers vs. Lions: Week 2 open thread

By Travis Wakeman
(Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
(Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images) /

Last year’s road warriors, the Los Angeles Chargers, go on the road for the first time in 2019 against the Detroit Lions.

Both of these teams played in overtime in Week 1 but while the Chargers were able to get a big victory, the Lions had to settle for a tie. That gives these two teams much different starts to the season and the Lions will be on the attack to get their first win of the season.

They could smell blood in the water too as the Chargers will be without several key players for this game, including Hunter Henry, Trevor Williams, Michael Davis and Michael Badgley, in addition to already being without Melvin Gordon and Russell Okung.

That puts the Chargers at a disadvantage, having to rely on seldom-used players such as Brandon Facyson and Sean Culkin. Virgil Green will need to help out Philip Rivers as a receiver and though very good in Week 1, the punter, Ty Long will be the placekicker again on Sunday.

We’ve talked about how these injuries could affect the Bolts in this game and we’ve also discussed what a loss in Detroit, though it is only Week 2, could mean.

We’ve got you covered from all angles in terms of pre-game discussion and of course will have all the postgame coverage your heart desires, but during the game, this thread will be open for discussion with fellow fans of the Chargers and the NFL. So check in often to chat it up!

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Kickoff is scheduled for 10:00 am PT and the game will be televised on CBS.