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Chargers vs. Texans: Week 3 open thread

SAN DIEGO, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Quarterback Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers drops back to pass against the Houston Texans at Qualcomm Stadium on September 9, 2013 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Quarterback Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers drops back to pass against the Houston Texans at Qualcomm Stadium on September 9, 2013 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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The Los Angeles Chargers and Houston Texans, two teams that many feel will be playoff teams in the AFC, square off in Week 3 on Sunday.

The winner of this game will be 2-1 and the loser will drop to 1-2. That is a big difference early in the season, making this one of the biggest games of the day.

The Chargers are looking to bounce back from an ugly effort against the Detroit Lions. Michael Badgley will miss his third straight game, forcing Ty Long, the team’s punter, into kicking duties again.

All-time series history: Chargers lead 5-1. Houston’s only win in series came in 2013, a 31-28 victory in a game played in San Diego.

Top storylines: 

  • The kicking issue for the Chargers is ready to rear its ugly head again. Long missed two of his three field-goal attempts last week and if he has another game like that on Sunday, this will become a real concern.
  • Can the Chargers get to Deshaun Watson? The Texans quarterback seems to be under heavy pressure nearly all of the time and a good way for the Chargers to take control in this game would be to unleash Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram.
  • Can the Chargers slow down DeAndre Hopkins? Arguably the best receiver in the league, Hopkins will go up against a beat-up secondary.

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How to watch: 

Kickoff is scheduled for 1:25 pm PT and the game will be televised on CBS. You can also use the Fubo TV streaming service to catch the game.

Check back often with this thread as we will be chatting about the game in the comment section. Following the game, we will have our usual post-game coverage.

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