But, if Gordon wants to own San Diego’s run game, like he did Wisconsin’s, he’s going to have to show Chargers head coach Mike McCoy that he has the hot hand… and that he understands pass protection enough to keep his quarterback from getting pummeled. Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate enter 2015 as the best wide receiver duo in the league after combining for 170 catches, 2,408 yards and 12 touchdowns in their first season as teammates.
Rookie outside linebacker Kyle Emanuel is scheduled to start for the injured Jerry Attaochu for the San Diego Chargers in Sunday’s opener against the Detroit Lions.
An uncertain future in San Diego looms for the Chargers as they began their quest for just a second playoff berth in six seasons.
The Detroit Lions pulled off a 17-10 victory over the Buffalo Bills in Week 4 of the NFL Preseason. I just think there’s a really good chemistry amongst the offensive line. The Miami Dolphins also have a very strong roster this year, and the New York Jets are looking to further improve, ensuring the Bills will have to be at their best if they are to do well this season in the AFC East.
To add to the front seven woes, the Lions will also be without stud linebacker DeAndre Levy, who is out with a hip injury. Watt is back at center after starting five games there in 2014. The Lions went 11-5 and played in last year’s post season, they haven’t been to consecutive post seasons since qualifying three years in a row from 1993-95. That 2014 performance was still another stride away from the dark days of their 0-16 campaign that led to the Lions drafting Matthew Stafford.
Kickoff: 4:05 p.m.
Josh Bynes will earn the start in his place at weak-side linebacker.
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