Lions vs. Chargers: Score, Stats & Highlights

Ameer Abdullah makes his NFL debut Sunday Getty)

Ameer Abdullah makes his NFL debut Sunday (Getty)

Final Score

Detroit Lions 7-14-0-7 — 28
San Diego Chargers  3-7-10-7 — 33

The Chargers racked up almost 500 yards of offense as they came from behind to defeat the Lions 33-28 at Qualcomm Stadium on Sunday.

San Diego was down 21-3 early in the game but Philip Rivers threw for 402 yards and a pair of touchdowns to rally his team. Keenan Allen had a monster game with 15 catches for 166 yards.

Check below for stats and highlights of the game.

Key Stats

Matthew Stafford (DET): 19-for-30, 246 yards, 2 touchdowns, 2 interceptions
Ameer Abdullah (DET): 7 carries, 50 yards; 4 catches, 44 yards
Philip Rivers (SD): 35-for-42, 404 yards, 2 touchdowns, 2 interceptions
Keenan Allen (SD): 15 catches, 166 yards

Ameer Abdullah Had a 24-Yard Touchdown Run in his 1st Game

The Lions look like they have a keeper in rookie Ameer Abdullah. The electrifying back scored a touchdown on the Lions’ first drive and his first carry to take an early 7-0 lead.

Glover Quin Intercepted Philip Rivers & Returned it to the House

The Lions took a 14-3 lead in the second quarter when Glover Quin stepped in front of a Philip Rivers pass and returned it for a touchdown.

Eric Ebron Continued Detroit’s Hot Start With a Touchdown Catch

Lions tight end Eric Ebron caught a touchdown pass from Matthew Stafford to push the Detroit lead to 21-3. A top-10 draft pick, Ebron struggled mightily last season.

Danny Woodhead Scored a Touchdown for San Diego to Cut the Lead to 21-10

The Chargers got back in the game late in the second quarter when Danny Woodhead found the end zone from nine yards out. The play capped a quick seven-play, 80 yard drive.

Rivers Threw a Pair of Touchdowns to Give the Chargers the Lead

The Chargers began to dominate the game after a pair of Stafford interceptions, and took their first lead of the game in the fourth quarter. Rivers hit Ladarius Green and Stevie Johnson for touchdowns to give the Chargers a 26-21 lead with 11 minutes to play.

Preview: Lions Make Trip to West Coast to Battle Chargers

The Chargers moved up to select Melvin Gordon in the first round of Aprils draft. (Getty)

The Chargers moved up to select Melvin Gordon in the first round of April’s draft. (Getty)

The Lions will take one of their two west coast trips this season in Week 1 against the Chargers. Detroit, which visits Seattle later in the season, is 0-4 in its last four trips to the West Coast going back to 2011.

San Diego went 5-3 at home last season and has been stuck between seven and nine wins for the last five years. Tight end Antonio Gates will miss the first four games through suspension, and backup Ladarius Green has a concussion. That leaves John Phillips, David Johnson and Kyle Miller to battle it out for targets.

Lions star receiver Calvin Johnson sat out the entire preseason and and is ready to get another Pro Bowl season underway.

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