DETROIT — While the Detroit Tigers will likely get the bye and a few games in the upcoming NFL season off to a slow start, the Lions will be looking for a victory against the San Diego Chargers this Sunday, with coach Jim Caldwell set to coach the team for a second straight game.
Caldwell, who will return to Detroit after the bye, was not available for comment when contacted by the Detroit Free Press on Wednesday.
The Lions face the Chargers in Los Angeles on Sunday at 8:30 p.m.
CT, while the Chargers will host the Arizona Cardinals at 7:30 a.m., with the game set for a 1:05 p.b. local time.
The game will air on NBCSN and will be streamed live on NFL.com and NFL Network.
Caldwell was previously the Lions head coach from 2014-16.
The first meeting between the two teams came in 2015, with the Lions winning 27-24 in San Diego.
Caldwell and his team won that game by an average of 13 points and won the division.
Last season, the two squads faced off again in Detroit, but the Chargers won the series, 28-24, on the road.
Last week, Caldwell was given a chance to win the job back after the Lions fell to 4-11 on the season.
That loss saw the Lions lose six of their last eight games, and the team’s defense gave up 7.4 yards per carry, the fourth-highest average in the NFL.
That unit also allowed 13 touchdowns, which tied for the fourth highest total in the league.
The Chargers are coming off a 27-17 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Monday night, while Caldwell has been out of work since last Wednesday due to a calf injury.
Detroit lost for the fifth straight game, including a 31-10 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday.
Caldwell has not played since Week 3, when the Lions were outscored 31-6 in the first half.
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