The Lions vs. Chargers live stream and TV coverage is scheduled to get underway this afternoon from San Diego and fans in both cities are expecting big things from their teams this season. Both of these teams have the talent to to do well in 2015, and it all starts with the quarterback. Today’s NFL live streaming and televised action arrives thanks to FOX Sports network.
According to a CBS Sports report both teams will only go as far as their quarterbacks can take them. If that is true, fans in both cities should be very optimistic. The Chargers recently inked their starting QB Philip Rivers to a four-year, $84 million extension in August, but today Rivers will be without one of his best offensive weapons, Antonio Gates. Gates will miss the first four games because of his performance-enhancing drug suspension. That will make things all that much tougher for Philips, as he will be up against a Lions defense that was one of the best in the NFL last season.
Detroit fans know that the sky is the limit this season, that is as long as QB Matt Stafford finally has the breakout season fans have been waiting for. Stafford has improved every season since coming to Detroit seven years ago, however he has struggled on the road vs. teams above .500 immensely. It has been the biggest knock on him since entering the pros. Stafford is 0-18 against winning teams in eighteen tries.
The positive in all that? Detroit has improved as a team a ton over the last few seasons and on the heels of making the playoffs last season, fans still believe that Stafford can take Detroit to their first Super Bowl.
Las Vegas oddsmakers have the Chargers listed as 3.5 point favorites with the over/under number set at 45. This game will be tough for the Lions, but I like the extra half point they are getting.
Fans can catch all of the action locally on FOX and streaming live online via NFL package or Verizon NFL Mobile starting at 4 p.m. ET.
Pick — Lions +3.5
Lions Season ATS record — 0-0