Friday September 11th, 2015

The Lions and Chargers will open their 2015 NFL seasons on Sunday in San Diego.

Detroit will be led by a familiar cast of characters in 2015: quarterback Matthew Stafford and wide receivers Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate, all Pro Bowlers. But Haloti Ngata will make his debut for the Lions at defensive tackle, following the departure of Ndamukong Suh to Miami in the offseason. Pro Bowl safety Glover Quin will lead Detroit's secondary, after posting seven interceptions last season. The Lions finished 11–5 in 2014, and lost in the NFC wild-card game to Dallas.

After signing a four-year, $84 million extension in August, quarterback Philip Rivers will look to lead the Chargers to the playoffs after a year hiatus. Rivers is two touchdown passes away from tying former San Diego-great Dan Fouts's record of 254. The team will be without star tight end Antonio Gates, who was suspended for the first four games of the season. Rookie running back Melvin Gordon will make his debut for the Bolts, as well as wide receivers Stevie Johnson and Jacoby Jones. The Chargers finished 9–7 in 2014.

How to watch

Kickoff: 4:05 p.m. EST

Live stream: The game can be live streamed here.

TV coverage: FOX

Radio: For a list of Colts affiliates, click here. For a list of Bills affiliates, click here.

Team schedules


Sept. 13: at San Diego Chargers, 4:05 p.m. EST, FOX

Sept. 20: at Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m. EST, FOX

Sept. 27: vs. Denver Broncos, 8:30 p.m. EST, NBS

Oct. 5: at Seattle Seahawks, 8:30 p.m. EST, ESPN

Oct. 11: vs. Arizona Cardinals, 4:05 p.m. EST, FOX

Oct. 18: vs. Chicago Bears, 1 p.m. EST, FOX

Oct. 25: vs. Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m. EST, FOX

Nov. 1: at Kansas City Chiefs, 9:30 a.m. EST, FOX

Nov. 8: BYE WEEK

Nov. 15: at Green Bay Packers, 1 p.m. EST, FOX

Nov. 22: vs. Oakland Raiders, 1 p.m. EST, CBS

Nov. 26: vs. Philadelphia Eagles, 12:30 p.m. EST, FOX

Dec. 3: vs. Green Bay Packers, 8:25 p.m. EST, CBS/NFL Network

Dec. 13: at St. Louis Rams, 1 p.m. EST, FOX

Dec. 21: at New Orleans Saints, 8:30 p.m. EST, ESPN

Dec. 27: vs. San Francisco 49ers, 1 p.m. EST, FOX

Jan. 3: at Chicago Bears, 1 p.m. EST, FOX


Sept. 13: vs. Detroit Lions, 4:05 p.m. EST, FOX

Sept. 20: at Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m. EST, CBS

Sept. 27: at Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m. EST, CBS

Oct. 4: vs. Cleveland Browns, 4;05 p.m. EST, CBS

Oct. 12: vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 8:30 p.m. EST, ESPN

Oct. 18: at Green Bay Packers, 4:25 p.m. EST, CBS

Oct. 25: vs. Oakland Raiders, 4:05 p.m. EST, CBS

Nov. 1: at Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m. EST, CBS

Nov. 9: vs. Chicago Bears, 8:30 p.m. EST, ESPN

Nov. 15: BYE WEEK

Nov. 22: vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 8:30 p.m. EST, NBC

Nov. 29: at Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m. EST, CBS

Dec. 6: vs. Denver Broncos, 4:05 p.m. EST, CBS

Dec. 13: at Kansas City Chiefs, 1 p.m. EST, CBS

Dec. 20: vs. Miami Dolphins, 4:25 p.m. EST, CBS

Dec. 24: at Oakland Raiders, 8:25 p.m. EST, NFL Network

Jan. 3: at Denver Broncos, 4:25 p.m. EST, CBS

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