WHAT: San Diego Chargers (1-0) at Cincinnati Bengals (1-0)
WHEN: Sunday, 1:00 p.m. ET.
WHERE: at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati
SAN DIEGO KEYS: The Chargers rallied to beat the Lions after trailing 21-3 thanks to an opening week-leading 483 total team yards and 388 passing yards from QB Philip Rivers.
It’s more one-dimensional than coach Mike McCoy prefers, and the Chargers are determined to get more from rookie RB Melvin Gordon. The trouble for the Chargers is getting movement behind a mishmash offensive line.
The Chargers are entrusting their young secondary in man coverage with rangy S Eric Weddle roaming the middle of the field. But if the safeties play back, the Bengals are thrilled to hand the game to RBs Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard.
The Bengals' second back is a dangerous third-down threat who had 88 yards from scrimmage last week.
FOCUS: Bengals FS Reggie Nelson. With a pick last week, Nelson became one of three players with 20+ INTs and 6.0+ sacks since 2007, but he could miss the game after sitting out practice Wednesday.
NOTES: Dalton has a 70-to-3 TD-to-INT ratio in the red zone, behind only Aaron Rodgers (Packers) and Russell Wilson (Seahawks) among active quarterbacks. … Rivers has started 146 consecutive games, the second-longest streak in the NFL.